I wish I could say that city governments never have any issues like this, but the complete opposite is true. City governments are notorious for wasteful excessive spending, and then having to deal with it later. This is one of the things I studied in college, and the examples are endless.
FYI... it isn't the City of Miami this happened to, it's Miami-Dade County.
There is a political movement underway that seeks to have a smaller federal government in exchange for more regional and state level control. This article highlights the fact that even regional level governments are just as prone to wasteful spending and most likely some underlying corruption.
Heck you can go to any big city in the world and find an independent cafe that has some hipster with 20/20 vision who wears glasses, stealing tip money so he can keep up with his PBR addiction.
It's just how people are. Welcome to planet Earth.
You think you hate it now, but wait 'til you drive it.
The real kick in the head is that those Prius (plural) likely all have dead battery packs from never getting a charge for 5-6 years. That's an expensive mistake to further compound this wasteful neglect.
Oh Florida...you voted a known criminal in as governor, you provide TCL with countless "point and laugh" situations, and tomorrow you'll surprise us yet again. Winning.
No wonder cities say they are going in debt and need to cut stuff. Lets go spend money on stuff, that we never use, make the taxpayers believe we need it and then just pretend we are using. Way to go, wonder why people are getting tired of the state and government saying stuff and spending.
Not sure if serious?
If you were to buy ONE car with your own money and then not even care that you haven't used or seen that car since 2006, that was probably not an expenditure that you needed to make.
Spending money on something that you don't need and won't even use is wasteful.