SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County employees' take-home county vehicles policy is under scrutiny. At a time when the County is facing a $55 million deficit, critics believe the vehicle fleet policy is too generous and should be more restrictive, according to

"Under the current economic conditions, the vehicle policy is no longer sustainable," said Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson.

Dickinson said the County will examine ways to restrict the 970 vehicles taken home by employees do not contribute to the cost of gasoline or maintenance.

The County spends roughly $1 million a year on gasoline and maintenance for the vehicles taken home at night.  All total, $26 million is allocated each year for the 2,940 vehicles in the county fleet.