The St. Pete Times Michael Van Sickler has followed up with his scoop from last Sunday on the fact that 141 administrators inside St. Pete's City Hall receive a car allowance that totals up over $200,000 annually.
In the new piece, Mayor Bill Foster defends the controversial program, saying:
"In light of the fact that these employees haven't received a pay increase in three years, I'm not going to take money out of their pocket" this coming year, Foster said. "But I am looking at how car allowances fit into the 2013 budget.
All three candidates running in an election in St. Pete's District 1 next month tell CL that they have some serious questions about this ongoing benefit.