Questions Over County Vehicle Fleet

Las Cruces – A consultant reviewing Dona Ana County's fleet has concluded it has too many vehicles and its management is "woefully inadequate."

The president of New Jersey-based Chatham Consulting, Sal Bibona, says the county does not have an adequate way to track conditions of its vehicles and that maintenance and repair costs have risen rapidly in recent years.

The county owns 724 vehicles. Bibona says that's more per employee than six comparable-size counties in Colorado, Arizona and California.

Bibona says the fleet costs the county about $5.2 million annually to run.

He recommends 100 vehicles be taken out of service.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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