New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered city agencies to cut their municipal vehicle fleets by 10%. The move will eliminate 700 cars and put $20 million into coffers over two years.
Take home city cars have long been seen as a sweet, sweet perk of working for the Gov, but with tax revenues falling and pressure to improve government efficiency rising, the cars will get the axe. In addition to benefiting the budget, those missing cars will no longer litter city streets parked on sidewalks, in front of fire hydrants and in handicapped spots. If you live in New York, expect an entire new line of jokes from night club comedians about how much worse city services are about to get due to grumpy employees riding public transit.
[New York Times]