City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 03
Chapter 03.07
Section 03.07.120

Title 03 Administration and Personnel

Chapter 03.07 Payments to Employees and Applicants

Section 03.07.120 Personal Automobile Allowance
  1. The amount of the personal automobile allowance in each case is based upon the established costs of use of the fleet automobile which would otherwise be furnished.
  2. The director of fleet services from time to time determines and reports, to the satisfaction of and in accordance with the rules prescribed by the mayor, the cost of each fleet vehicle. Such cost schedule includes fixed and capital costs, averaged as necessary, as well as maintenance and operating expenses, expressed as a cost per mile driven, based on recent mileage records.
  3. The amount of an employee’s personal automobile allowance is determined by the mayor as provided in SMC 12.07.020. The allowance may be computed on a mileage rate, may be a fixed dollar amount on the assumption that the number of miles driven on official business will continue to be the same as shown by the records maintained for the City vehicle being replaced, or may be calculated by some other appropriate method. As prescribed by the division director of finance, each employee receiving a personal automobile allowance records actual business miles driven, or files a verified claim, or submits such other documentation as required by the method used to determine the amount of the allowance.
  4. The amount of any personal automobile allowance is subject to adjustment by the mayor as warranted by change in extent of use, cost of operations, assigned duties, applicable state or federal laws or regulations, or other causes.


Date Passed: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Recodification ORD C33984 Section 1