The lyrics of the Beatles' "Drive My Car" predictably came to mind earlier today when the topic of City Council members using city-paid vehicles came up once again.
Joe McColgan, a Republican running for Council-at-Large, announced in a news release that he wouldn't accept a city car (or a city pension) if he's elected.
“After the DROP fiasco, it is no wonder why Philadelphians have little trust in their government and elected officials,” McColgan said, according to the release.
“I’ve been very clear that in order to fix our great city, we need leaders who place her interests first. This is why I won’t take a pension or city-financed car when I’m elected to City Council.”