Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Ballard Follows Layton's Lead On Fuel Charges On City Take-Home Vehicles
It's astonishing that it's taken Mayor Greg Ballard this long to come around to the view that all city employees, including police officers, should contribute towards the fuel costs of their take-home vehicles, but he's finally conceded the change is necessary after Sheriff John Layton announced yesterday that employees of his department would start contributing towards the monthly fuel costs of their take-home cars. WRTV's Jack Rinehart is reporting that the Ballard administration is working on a plan that would go before the city-county council to implement the new changes. The administration tells Rinehart that city attorneys are being careful to devise a plan that it hopes will avoid legal pitfalls that other cities have faced in implementing similar policies. FOP President William Owensby says his members are supportive of the move.