|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2005|
||Press Secretary Carlene Orig|
Mayor's Orders to Reduce DPW Fleet Implemented
Milwaukee-- Mayor Tom Barrett released today a report prepared by the Department of Public Works implementing his directives to reduce the city's fleet and other vehicle use policies. Mayor Barrett issued the directives in a memo dated April 13, 2005.
"I am pleased to report that DPW's implementation of these directives has occurred and that taxpayers will be the immediate beneficiaries of these cost savings in the current 2005 budget," said Mayor Barrett.
The report outlined the following:
DPW's new take home vehicle policy will reduce the number of vehicles taken home from 75 to 9 year-round and 25 seasonally.
Eliminating 40 pieces of heavy equipment.
Eliminating 104 passenger vehicles that are underutilized.
Identifying and monitoring an additional 65 vehicles for future recommendation to eliminate.
"I'm pleased that DPW has met my immediate goals of reduction and eliminating excess. We will not stop there and will continue to look for more savings, efficiencies, and reductions where we can," said Mayor Barrett.