The City Council has approved spending $126,400 confiscated from drug dealers to buy nine used vehicles for the Police Department.
Police Chief Ron George said the vehicles will be used by gang-control detectives.
South Gate has a total of $1.8 million in a fund from the seizure of drug dealers’ assets.
In another action, the council hired William F. Cornett Jr. to serve as a consultant and as interim city administrator through Nov. 26 while the city looks for a permanent chief administrator.
Cornett, of Riverside, will receive $8,273 a month. The former city administrator, Bruce Spragg, was fired last week.