Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mayor Suttle goes Green?????

Let's see, the new mayor has leased for payments of over $15,000 per year a 'green' vehicle. Yes, he's leased a 2009 Dogde Durago Hybrid. No doubt this is his first act to make Omaha a greener city. But wait. This is a 385 Horsepower 5.7 liter engine that may get 18-20 miles per gallon in the city.

Now, if Mayor Suttle wanted to be really green why didn't he look at a 2009 Mercury Mariner which would have cost about 2/3rds of the price of the Dodge? It has a much more efficient 155 horsepower engine that gets a minimum of 27 miles per gallon.

Like his choice of chiefs of staff, Fahey once again falls far short in his judgement. A city that has the debt this one does doesn't need to be paying $15,000 a year on a lease for what is still a gas guzzler.

PS. We can't wait for that photo of him lying across the hood of this vehcile.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And he wants the City Employee Unions to take a pay freeze???? This is really showing the Employees how to save a buck. Why not set the example and lease a VW or better yet, drive your own car. Still haven't figured out why all those Department Heads drive City cars home. I have yet to see the Police Chief at one of those shootings.