Taxpayers in Springfield shell out $3.1 million to pay for city employees to have take-home cars.
"There seems to be quite a few vehicles that seem to be taken home," City Councilor John Lysak said.
He said that's too much.
"Anyone who doesn't need a vehicle or really honestly isn't on call I want to take that away," he said.
The Springfield City Council Finance Committee sent a letter to all city department heads. They wanted a list of the employees that take home cars, why they need those cars and where they drive them.
The majority of employees on the list live in the city of Springfield, but there are some that live in places as far out as Monson.
Patrick Sullivan is the head of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management.
As of last Monday, parks and rec employees living outside Springfield were no longer allowed to take cars home.
Sullivan said during the past decade, his department cut down on take-home cars from 75 to 30.
Sullivan said those in his department that take home cars need them to respond to emergency situations.
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