Thursday, November 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

So, Sheriff's budget proposal does not include new SUV...

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams told reporters today that the budget proposal he presented before City Council today did not include the fancy $38,000 Chevy Tahoe SUV that the city refused to buy him.

So, Sheriff's budget proposal does not include new SUV...

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams told reporters today that the budget proposal he presented before City Council today did not include the fancy $38,000 Chevy Tahoe SUV that the city refused to buy him.

The Daily News’ Chris Brennan reported in February that the Sheriff wanted a new ride, but was stuck with the 2012 Ford Escape SUV acting Sheriff Barbara Deeley used when she headed the office.

KYW reporter Mike Dunn asked, “Regarding your original request to the Administration for an SUV is that still on the table and is that included in the proposal?”

Williams chuckled and stared at Brennan before answering.

“I never asked for one,” Williams said. “The previous administration [Sheriff Deeley] asked for those vehicles. I never asked for it.”

He added that he is still driving the same vehicle.

“I’m not fine with it, but that’s what I’m driving.”

About this blog
Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
 Follow Chris on Twitter

Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
 Follow Jenny on Twitter.

PhillyClout Team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected