- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Denham Springs city officials will begin using GPS equipment to keep closer tabs on municipal workers.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1FXUvcX) the city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a contract to install the equipment in 100 vehicles for all departments at a cost of $1,500 per month.

The program has already shown promise. During a monthlong trial, Mayor Gerard Landry says fuel costs citywide went down 7 percent, even though the equipment was installed in only 11 vehicles, and all the drivers were informed.

Councilman Rene Delahoussaye (del-uh-HOO’-see) says another employee was reprimanded when the equipment caught him speeding in his city vehicle.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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