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Rob
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Kendall, FL
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Re: Can you beleive "The OPP cannot find 200 vehicles liste

Missing cars? That's not too bad -- it implies that at least they are being used.

Try this on for size.. a report earlier this year surfaced that my county (Miami-Dade County) kept 150 brand new cars in a garage for six years.

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Miami-Dade County is under fire for letting hundreds of new cars�€“Toyota Prius hybrids, pickup trucks, vans and police patrol vehicles�€“sit, unused, in a county garage. For six years.

Back in 2006, the county added 908 new cars to its 7,300-car fleet. A year later, after the recession hit, they reduced their fleet by 947. Some of the remaining cars were sold, but the others were warehoused in the Earlington Heights Metrorail station parking garage, said County spokesperson Suzy Trutie.

By the spring of 2008, the number of idle vehicles�€“worth an estimated $4 million�€“ had grown to 1,200, the Miami Herald reported.

»abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/20···-garage/
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joeblow3

join:2000-12-27
London, ON
The report doesn't say they lost 200 cars, it says they lost track of personal use of 200 cars for several months.

According to CRA rules personal use of employer's cars is a taxable benefit.


elwoodblues
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reply to Rob
Because it's two budgets, there was money in the capital budget (thus the new cars) but no money in the operating budget (we can't run them).

This is how perverse accounting has become for governmental agencies, different fiefdoms, different accounting methods, different budgets... In Toronto, Ford is trying to consolidate IT and accounting under one roof to save on operational costs with various departments/agencies.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......