Why does the former state senate president running to become California’s next senator still need an armed driver and car?
It’s all about the wheeling and dealing that goes on in Sacramento behind taxpayers backs. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Phil Matier says Kevin De Leon’s pricey perk costs taxpayers nearly 300 grand per year.
“While he was running for Senate, he got a deal that where he was declared president pro-tem emeritus. And along with that new title and position came a car and driver at taxpayers expense that had never happened before. All this was done quote unquote in the open with contracts and agreements that nobody paid attention to it and it’s just sort of this growth where security is the new hip thing and it’s costing us a pretty penny.”
He goes on to say the deal enables de León to use the driver and car at all times — including when he is campaigning until his term expires at the end of the year.
Matier was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News.