Sacramento, CA– Governor Jerry Brown today announced that an executive order to eliminate unnecessary vehicles has already cut the state’s fleet by 3,800.
This move will save California $11.4 million next year and bring in $5 million from auction revenue.
These cuts meet approximately 32 percent of the state’s goal to reduce 5,500 passenger cars and trucks, and deeper cuts will continue as the state eliminates more unnecessary vehicles across every department.
“Significant progress has been made, but we are not done yet,” said Governor Brown. “I’m not satisfied with purging just 3,800 vehicles-state departments can make deeper cuts. Every department must eliminate the unnecessary vehicles that waste taxpayer money. There is no excuse for an excessive state fleet.”
On average, a state vehicle remains useful for five years and costs $3,000 per year in maintenance, insurance and depreciation costs. Based on those figures, today’s reductions could save the state up to $57 million over five years.
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