Atlantic City council members banned from using city cars

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City council members can no longer use city-owned vehicles following questions about their necessity and cost.

The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/1S2erjX ) Council President Marty Small added an amendment to a resolution Wednesday night banning council members from using the vehicles. The resolution passed unanimously.

Small says the cars can be redirected, sold at auction or given to a youth charity.

Several state lawmakers and the former director of the Local Government Services Division questioned the city in 2012 after it spent more than $63,000 to buy three vehicles.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney last month cited the vehicles as an example of wasteful spending while advocating a bill that would have the state assume control of the struggling city’s finances.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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