City Car Issued to Mayor

By Michelle Costanza

City Car Issued to Mayor

December 18, 2012 Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 12:45 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Earlier this month Mayor Matt Ryan submitted a proposal for a car or $5,000 stipend. City Council met on Monday evening to further discuss his compensation.

The Mayor's position has always been entitled to a city vehicle in the past, but Ryan initially declined one at the beginning of his term.

Recently however, Mayor Ryan explained that he wanted to be compensated for his travel.

Ryan rarely asks for mileage reimbursement.

City Council checked with other departments and the city fleet to see if there were any vehicles that would be available.

"We determined that there was a car available from when the section eight housing program was sent to the county. There was a vehicle that the city owns that is no longer being used by the program," said City Council President Teri Rennia.

An agreement was reached with the Mayor, granting him use of the extra car in place of the $5,000 stipend.

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