The repo company declined comment.
The mayor declined to say whether the car was towed for failure to make payments. “Anyone is subject to that kind of misunderstanding,” he said.
He’d recently been out of the country, promoting the city in China, he explained.
“I had just recently gotten back, and we had the hurricane, there were a lot of moving parts. It was very busy, and we had the Jonathan Evans thing. … I had been very much occupied, because I was en route and the hurricane and all these things were going on and there was a misunderstanding with where we were with the car at that point. The car was returned to me within hours.”
The repo comes despite the fact that the mayor gets a $750-per-month car allowance from the city.
The repo incident adds one more unusual turn of events to a city government with no shortage of them in recent months.
The Palm Beach Post reported on patterns of questionable spending, credit card and vehicle use by council members.
On an administrative level, many top jobs are unfilled at City Hall, amid firings, a suspension and resignations.
Evans' firing led to a petition drive seeking the recall of the three council members, Terence Davis, Dawn Pardo and Lynne Hubbard. The county supervisor of elections last week rejected virtually all the signatures collected but organizers say the rejection was based on flawed information provided by the city attorney.