Bossier City is now on the road to do more business locally, if the price is right. The city council just passed a law enabling the city to purchase new vehicles locally for their municipal fleet whenever possible. Both the city and local car dealers say if the vehicle purchases can be made locally it's a win-win for everybody. But local car dealer George Fritze says some money will be lost on the dea, but making the sale here is better than nothing. "We wouldn't be keeping tax dollars at home but we are keeping our taxes at home and spending the money locally rather than sending it to an out of town dealer down around Baton Rouge," said Fritze. City Spokeman Mark Natale says the city is looking to purchase 30 new vehicles this year with twenty one of those purchases going to the city's police department. According to the Louisiana Revised Statute local authorities may only buy items above the state bid price through a local vendor if the cost of doing so falls below specified excess. Vehicles with price tags of $10,000 to $20, 000 could be purchased for up to 5 percent more than the state bid price. Vehicles costing more than $20,000 can be purchased at costs of up to 3 percent higher. He says it may cost them a bit more to make the purchases on the front end but they'll make up the difference on the back end with property and sales taxes the dealerships pay to the city each year.