Proposal aims to stabilize budgeting for county fleet

Imperial County Fleet Services Manager Stephan Lobstein stands next to an Imperial County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in for maintenance Monday at the County Garage on State Street. PHOTO TOM BODUS

EL CENTRO — Underutilization of several of the more than 500 Imperial County vehicles in the county’s fleet has created a budgeting headache at the County Garage.

Currently, county departments fund fleet operations, including maintenance and replacement, by paying fees based on miles driven. The mileage rate is based on the category vehicles are assigned. Mileage rates range from 36 cents a mile for sedans and mid-size trucks to 46 cents a mile for full-size trucks and sport utility vehicles.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at or 760-337-3440.

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