JesseKellyShow: The mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, declared a state of emergency after the town’s entire fleet of police, fire, and garbage vehicles had to be taken off the road. The vehicles fell into a state of disrepair after the town’s comptroller failed to pay over $500,000 in invoices, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard said.
“If she paid the bills on time and regularly collected the taxes that she has been elected to do, then we would not have this kind of cash flow problem in the City of Mount Vernon and interruption of services,” she explained.
The issues have been going on for several years, but an inspection on the town’s 14 garbage trucks revealed balding tires, which made them unsafe to operate. They found a host of issues when inspecting the town’s 19 police cars and singe firetruck. more