The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 28, 2009
Consumer Services secretary: No excuses for Prius debacle

Andrew McIntosh follows up in today's Bee on his Sunday story about questionable state vehicle purchases. One DGS manager has resigned and a Transportation Department employee has been reassigned in the wake of The Bee's Sunday report.

Today's story includes part of a statement from State and Consumer Services Agency Secretary Fred Aguiar, who is unhappy about the Department of General Services' "lack of follow-through" in getting 50 new Priuses on the road. Here's a copy of Aguiar's statement:

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