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February 06, 2007

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Glover has had a decent environmental platform on his website for some time now. I remember reading it at least a month ago when the Star published the web addresses.

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Realistically, won't it cost more to flat-proof the tires and install bulletproof glass on the Ford hybrid car than the city will save by not using the Town Car?

Big Spender

So Glover pledge to make his first act in office to buy himself a new car...nice!

KCArmchairPundit

Hey Big Spender, the city ALWAYS leases a car for the Mayor. ALWAYS. Glover's point is that he'll have a smaller, more fuel efficient car leased on his behalf.

3:17 - Uh, I think you're confusing the KC Mayor's car with POTUS's. Pretty sure there's no bullet proof glass or flat-proof tires on Kay's ride.

Kay's car has just one airbag...

KCLapdogPundit

I think Big Spenders point is that we are already paying to lease a car why get a new omre expensive lease.

KCArmchairPundit

It's a new lease for a new car every year. While I agree that's a waste of money, Glover's plan is to spend less on a more fuel efficient car. This isn't that hard a concept.

KCLapdogPundit

The point is that the lease was just renewed. The new mayor takes office in May. So Glover would get a second lease. Also you only spend less on hybrids if you keep the car for 7 years or more.

KCArmchairPundit

Was I hit in the head or are MOST domestic cars cheaper than a Lincoln Town Car both to lease AND to gas up? The lease is month to month. The Town Car would be turned in. The hybrid would be leased. What about this is so difficult to understand?

treeeeehugger

I think Glover's point on a hybrid is more along the lines of the mayor leading by example, driving a car as mayor that underlines the need to reduce carbon emissions/gas consumption more carbon-friendly vehicle as a part of his overall environment/sustainability plans.

I'm not so much concerned about overlapping leases - I do want to see our next mayor making a statement, to the city and visitors - which needs to be backed up with an aggressive plan...

Who really cares what kind of car he drives! I'm more concerned about basic services...he needs to tell us exactly what he plans to do in this year's budget to fix that mess!

JD

If Glover really wanted to lead by example he would promise to take the bus to City Hall. It stops a block from his house goes directly to 11th and Oak.

If Michael Bloomberg can ride the subway to City Hall Jim Glover can take a freakin' bus.

Blogotics

If you saw the news last night Glover did ride the bus to the meeting that he made the announcement at. His idea is fresher than any other environmental view of the other candidates. How about that a candidate who wants to set a good example by driving a Hybrid vehicle, and even better yet a Ford product which are manufactured here in KC so kudos for him. Sounds like a no brainer to me protect the environment and support jobs in our city. Hybrid vehicles are best suited for the city in our stop and go environment anyway. It would be great if a mayor could ride the bus every day but realistically this is still a city and a mayor does have a ton of meetings and places to go all the time with tight deadlines that would not be condusive for using public transportation.

Blogotics

Is someone really comparing KC to New York? Our public transportation does not even come close to some of the larger cities. Again, unrealistic for many people who don't really have 9-5 types of jobs like a mayor or councilperson. Bloomberg rides the subway to city hall as a political stunt and then takes a car everywhere else all day.

Mod Dem

"Is someone really comparing KC to New York? "

That is an absurd comparison. NYC does not have gondolas.

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