Of course, those figures downplay how expensive Brown’s Navigators were, relatively speaking:

The average cost of a D.C. public vehicle lease costs taxpayers about $430, almost 4.5 times less than Brown’s Lincolns. The cheapest is a 2003 Chevy Venture the Department of Corrections began leasing in July 2007 for $207.43 per month. The most expensive vehicle is the Department of Disability Services’ 2007 Grand Caravan, specially equipped for handicap use, for which the city pays $1,600 per month. Aside from that one vehicle, the next priciest is a 2008 Dodge Caravan, leased for the Office of Aging for $780.00 per month.

[Continue reading Aaron Morrissey’s post at DCist.com.]

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