More than a year ago, Travis County officials decided to switch the standard sheriff’s patrol car from sedans to SUVs — so far costing taxpayers an additional $1.2 million.
The decision, made by a staff committee, surprised County Judge Sam Biscoe. He will ask his commissioners court colleagues to vote Tuesday on whether to continue buying the more expensive Chevrolet Tahoes, which, fully equipped, cost about $9,000 more apiece than the now-discontinued Ford Crown Victorias.
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