No More Phones and Cars for County Workers?

Monroe County Democrats say they want to save the taxpayers money by eliminating a few perks that go with select County jobs. Specifically, according to WHAM13 news, they want to eliminate taxpayer-funded cars and phones:

Democrats: Eliminate Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones and Cars – Rochester, News, Weather, Sports, and Events –

They estimate that the savings for the taxpayer would be in the range of $600k a year. Wow! That’s a lot.

Whether or not their math adds up is not a question I can answer. I suppose we’ll have to see if further information is made available. But that they’re specifically targeting the County Exec and Clerk seems like a tactical move. Call me a cynic. And it *is* a sore spot, after all, since Maggie Brooks has not yet given back the Airport Authority credit card she had her $1500 “whoopsies” with.

I wouldn’t hold my breath for this one. And I wonder how much we’re paying for Legislature cell and car expenses? But if nothing else, I think we see the shape of elections to come.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.