The Clarion-Ledger, 12/23/8

After months of searching, Jackson officials say the city still cannot find all of its vehicles.

The findings follow a city-wide attempt to inventory its fleet. The city began to count its more than 1,000 cars, trucks and vans in mid-September.

Valerie Nevels, head of the internal audit division, said the city has located all but about 30 vehicles. She said cars may be unaccounted for because they are getting fixed in unapproved garages or sitting unidentified in city parking lots.

“We don’t think the vehicles are actually stolen,” Nevels said Monday. “We think most of this is a paperwork or procedural problem.”