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Chattanooga Implements Take-Home Car Fees

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The City of Chattanooga is implementing a charge for take-home vehicles effective in January. The Police Department is the most affected, with 351 of the 395 City's take-home cars.

December 23, 2010

Arkansas Reports 350-Vehicle Reduction

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas state agencies have reduced the number of state vehicles by about 350, and 39 employees at executive state agencies have indicated they will no longer use state vehicles for commuting purposes.

November 8, 2010

Westchester County Reduces Take-Home Cars

WHITE PLAINS, NY - As part of cost-cutting measures, Westchester County is cutting take-home cars for some of its 109 government workers with the privilege.

October 28, 2010

Arkansas Gov. Replaces 20-Year-Old Fleet Policy

LITTLE ROCK, AR - In response to the completion of an Arkansas state vehicle review for the Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A) on Oct. 5, Governor Mike Beebe issued a new executive order regarding state vehicles, replacing a policy more than 20 years old.

October 7, 2010

Knox County Mayor Slashes Take-Home Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN - Knox County, Tenn., Mayor Tim Burchett laid out a schedule of cost-cutting measures after his swearing-in ceremony on Sept. 1, expected to result in a 20-percent savings in the Mayor's budget. This includes selling some fleet vehicles and eliminating take-home vehicles.

September 9, 2010

No Take-Home Vehicles for City Department Heads

MANDEVILLE, LA - City of Mandeville, La., Mayor Donald Villere is doing away with take-home vehicles for department heads. Villere told the City Council August 26 that the mayor, the planning director, and the finance director will no longer be provided with take-home vehicles.

September 3, 2010

Parked Police Cars Stir Debate

GREENVILLE, NC - Complaints and questions about City of Greenville, N.C., Police Department patrol cars parked at local businesses were addressed by City Council member Calvin Mercer. He informed his constituents that most take-home vehicles cannot be driven home if the home is outside city limits, and are instead parked at businesses to increase police visibility.

August 23, 2010

City of Midland Debates Take-Home Cars

MIDLAND, TEXAS - A proposed property tax hike in the City of Midland, Texas, has some residents saying the city should find other ways to balance their budget. One of their suggestions is getting rid of city take-home cars, but Midland law enforcement says they're essential to protecting the community.

August 23, 2010

Mayor Plans to Cut Houston Take-Home Vehicles

HOUSTON - Houston Mayor Annise Parker said she'll be reducing the number of take-home vehicles assigned to city employees in an effort to save $21 million in the municipal budget over the next two years.

August 11, 2010

Judge Rules Louisville Can't Charge Patrol Car Fee

LOUISVILLE, KY - A Jefferson Circuit judge has upheld a state Labor Cabinet ruling that said Louisville metro government cannot charge police officers for use of take-home patrol cars without negotiating the fees as part of their contract.

August 11, 2010

City Changes Police Take-Home Policy

MORGANTON, NC - City of Morganton, N.C., public safety officers who now take home their patrol cars can continue to do so. However, the rules will change for any officer hired after July 1, for officers who aren’t currently assigned a take-home car, or for officers who move further away from headquarters.

August 5, 2010

City Charges Officers to Drive Patrol Cars Home

GASTONIA, NC - A new vehicle policy for City of Gastonia, N.C., has police officers paying to take their patrol vehicles home after each shift. The Gastonia City Council recently voted to charge 15 cents per mile for officers with patrol vehicles who live inside the city limits, and 20 cents per mile for miles driven outside the city limits.

August 2, 2010

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