Supervisors approve spending millions of dollars more to fuel city fleet 

City officials blame the price of oil, not usage, for the escalating cost of fueling The City’s fleet -- everything from firefighting trucks to Muni buses.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a $27.8 million purchase of fuel this fiscal year, an increase of nearly $1 million compared to last fiscal year, despite efforts to curb city workers’ driving, use more electric vehicles and incorporate car-sharing programs.

For a city that prides itself on going green, it’s a tough bill to swallow, especially considering the $350 million budget deficit that The City faces next fiscal year.

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