California Watch: Brown targets 4,000-plus state employee cars

When Gov. Jerry Brown announced last month that he would eliminate half of the state’s official car fleet, he wasn’t just referring to the autos used by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Data from a June 2010 Department of General Services survey indicates that more than 60 state agencies have a total of 4,500 permits to store taxpayer-funded cars at the residence of an employee. This number does not include vehicles that are stored somewhere other than a residence, or vehicles that have an exemption because they are necessary for health and safety operations . . . (more)