State's inventory loses 7,112 vehicles under Brown's order

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 4A

The state has axed 7,112 vehicles from its inventory since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the reductions last year, according to the Department of General Services.

Agencies also ended take-home vehicle privileges for more than 3,200 employees, nearly half the number of all so-called "home storage use permits" issued in January 2011 when Brown mandated the cuts to save money.

The reductions include 4,204 passenger cars and light-duty trucks, General Services said, saving an estimated $12.6 million annually in operating and depreciation costs.

– Jon Ortiz, Bee Capitol Bureau

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