Public Transit Required for Chicago City Employees

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has mandated that city employees on the clock be required to ride Chicago Transit trains and buses, with a few exceptions, in order to get reimbursed. BJ Lutz reports.
October 15, 2011, 7am PDT | Judy Chang
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"The policy was crafted after Emanuel ordered City Comptroller Amer Ahmad to conduct a thorough review of past mileage and travel practices to increase accountability and efficiency across city government, a release from the mayor's office said.

Ahmad found instances of employees being reimbursed for car washes, transportation to jury duty, parking tickets, excessive parking costs and even late fees on personal credit cards, the release said."

"Emanuel's office said the polices are expected to save the city about $1 million next year."

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Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in NBC Chicago
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