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(KSL News) -- Serious changes are in the works after the scandal which initially put county leaders like Mayor Workman in hot water. The so-called guzzler-gate scandal ensnared several county officials who were using county vehicles for personal use--three resigned their posts and one was convicted of stealing gasoline.
Today the new mayor, Peter Corroon, announced he's following some recommendations of an independent citizen’s panel, which found the county's fleet needed a "massive overhaul." For starters, Corroon is imposing a six-month moratorium on purchasing new vehicles--effective immediately.
Peter Corroon, (D) Salt Lake County Mayor: "It's our desire at this point to start acting on recommendations of our auditors and from the citizens review panel, to take this seriously and to make changes."
Corroon has formed a cross-departmental task force to develop recommendations about things like "right-sizing" the fleet so the right vehicle is being used for the right job, and to re-examine policies regarding personal use.