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non-polluting cars for MP police

From: domainremoved <McAuliffe>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:34:17 -0700

> Dear Menlo Park City Council Members,
> I am urging you to postpone your decision to invest in 8 gas-burning police cars that only get up to 24 mpg, and choose electric vehicles instead. There are many local experts who can help you identify such options -- please let me know if you'd like suggestions. Electric vehicles are faster, cleaner, cheaper to fuel, and require almost NO maintenance. I am the owner of a Volt, which I love. It has a back-up gas motor in case I run out of charge, but I rarely do. I gas up maybe 2 - 3 times per year!!!! The car has good pick up, and goes faster than I’m allowed on the freeway (don’t ask how I know that!). You might also consider a Toyota hydrogen gas car. Please consider all the non-polluting options before you make this vital decision. We want Menlo Park to be a leader in reducing climate change, not an also-ran!
> Gas cars will be a stranded asset sooner than most people think - don't waste taxpayer money on outdated technology that pollutes our air and reverses progress on meeting our climate targets. This is a climate emergency - please treat it as such, and give our police the technology they deserve.
> Sincerely,

Margo McAuliffe
Menlo Park resident

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
Author of the best seller Women Who Run with the Wolves
Received on Tue May 21 2019 - 15:28:59 PDT

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