Our CALDWELL GUARDIAN could not help but notice the car allowance for Mayor Nancolas of Caldwell in the new budget is a whopping a $10,000.00 a year. So, the two GUARDIANS set about a quest for knowledge of what other mayors in the valley are allowed for vehicle use:
From the fair city of Meridian–
“The City of Meridian provides Mayor de Weerd with a car for her use as well as the fuel and maintenance of the vehicle. For FY09 the City has budgeted $825 for fuel, $500 for maintenance, and $500 for repair of the vehicle. The Mayor is taxed on her personal use of the vehicle at $190.26 per month. I hope this answers your questions.”
That comes out to $1825 from the taxpayers, but Tammy is taxed on $2283.12 (W-2) for the use of the rig.
From Boise’s Team Dave–
“Upon taking office, the Mayor declined the $300 per month car allowance that had been taken by Carolyn Terteling-Payne. It has since been removed from the budget entirely.
The Mayor tries to ride his bike or walk to meetings. If he has an event outside of the downtown area he will occasionally check out a Boise City fleet vehicle (usually a hybrid) to drive to that event.”
From Nampa and Mayor Tom Dale–
Mayor’s office staff of four has a budget of $6000 for car use–they are paid mileage. They all use their own cars. Dale accounts for $4080 of the total.
Looks like “going green” in Caldwell refers to taxpayer cash.
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