Goliath Davis loses take-home vehicle privileges, says Mayor Bill Foster

7:57 PM, May 18, 2010   |    comments
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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Because of a budget shortfall close to 12 million dollars, Mayor Bill Foster plans on terminating the take-home vehicle privileges of former police chief Goliath "Go" Davis III.

Davis, now a Senior Administrator with the City of St. Pete, came under scrutiny recently after he was pulled over late at night by Gulfport Police for suspicious driving.  He was not charged with anything for the incident.  Watch the video here.

At the time, Mayor Foster said he would review the city's take-home vehicle policy.  However, he said today that the incident had nothing to do with his decision.

According to City Administrator Tish Elston, Davis was the only city employee with a full-time take-home vehicle.  She said it was a benefit he negotiated in 2001 with then-Mayor Rick Baker when he left the police department for an administration job in city hall.

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