If It Ain't Nailed Down...
City officials are doing what frantic penny-pinchers have done for years: They’re searching every nook and cranny for old fax machines, abandoned SUVs, unsold sports banners and other surplus property to auction online.
Their efforts, per Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s do-more-with-less edict, collected $3.6 million in winning bids in 2011 — double the $1.8 million take in 2010.
City officials now aim to collect $4.6 million from the online auctions this year by finding even more junk to get rid of.
Labels: money questions