Conn. City Limits Take-Home Cars

December 06, 2013

To halt the proliferation of take-home vehicles, the City of Hartford, Conn., limited employee take-home cars to the mayor, police chief, and fire chief with a new law passed Nov. 25.

The City Council's ordinance also allows anyone with a take-home car as part of a collective bargaining agreement can keep it. That group includes most of the city's 45 take-home drivers, The Courant reported.

The approved proposal also called for the installation of GPS units on the vehicles and requires the mayor to obtain council approval before assigning take-home vehicles.  

The council decision follows an audit from earlier this year recommending a vehicle-sharing pool and installation of GPS systems to reduce vehicle costs. The city reduced its take-home vehicles from 73 to 45 between March and September.

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