San Bernardino County may have identified a source for potentially significant savings.

Significant as in $2 million per year, according to sources. A nice amount especially in light of budget constraints.

Last December 1st, county supervisors approved a $144,000 contract with Mercury Associates, for the purpose of conducting a study of the county’s vehicle fleet operations.

The study, which took about six months to complete, identifies several areas of wasteful spending related to unnecessary vehicle usage.

For a Board of Supervisors that’s currently afraid of its own shadow it’ll be interesting to see if they can truly ask for those car keys back.