The mayor of Streetsboro has a new ride

Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska will soon be sporting some new wheels — a 2022 Ford Escape — to replace a previous vehicle that was totalled.

The city received a $9,500 insurance payout, Broska said. With that money in hand, the net cost to the city will be $23,022, and that includes safety lights that Broska requested be added on.

In the interim, he’s been driving a cast-off police car, which he said was awkward with potential investors.

“We entertain a lot of business people and you want to present a good image to them,” Broska said. “Personally, I didn’t think driving around in an old police car with a guy that wants to invest 10, 15, 20 million dollars in the city was the image that we want to present.”

The safety lights are necessary because Broska doubles as the city’s safety director, responding to fire calls, accident scenes and major crimes. 

His old ride will be turned over to the city’s motor pool: four vehicles Streetsboro’s building inspectors and other city employees use.

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Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.