The Houston administration is still hoping to consolidate Springfield’s fleet of vehicles and the garages to maintain them under one roof by early May.
But there are a few roadblocks to get past first. Work continues on renovating a centralized garage building to accommodate the needs of a diverse fleet of vehicles for police, fire, public works and City Water Light and Power.
But the city must also negotiate the new arrangement with the various labor unions representing workers in each of those departments. And city officials say those talks could take months to complete.