Save by taking away city employee cars

October 17, 2011

I read in The Sun that city agencies are preparing for another round of budget cuts to be submitted in next year's budget ("City agencies preparing for another round of cuts," Oct. 14). Have they ever thought of taking away the vehicles that city employees use every day on the job?

Every city, state, and federal government agency gives its employees automobiles to drive to work (and I am sure for their personal use, as well). Private industry does not give vehicles to their employees. Instead, they give them a mileage allowance for driving that they do on behalf of the company.

Just think of all the money that the city could save in gasoline costs, insurance payments, new auto purchases, and auto repairs and maintenance if they did the same. I'll bet it would be in the millions of dollars.

D. Culigan, Glen Burnie

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