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Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells found the same District law prohibiting leasing SUVs that LL did, and has released a report hammering the Department of Public Works for apparently breaking the law for a good long while.

“The Chairman of the Council inappropriately requested the city provide a Lincoln Navigator SUV, and the Executive appears to have violated DC law by providing it,” Wells’ preliminary report released this morning says.

The reports says at least 42 SUVs have been improperly acquired since 2004, when the city began prohibited the purchase or leasing of SUVs, except for security or public safety reasons.

Also, the city may be improperly providing chauffeurs to department heads.

Here’s the report:

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