With great interest I read your article about the new charging station now available at the city parking garage. As a former owner of a hybrid vehicle it caught my attention. It's a very nice idea indeed but here comes the huge question — with all the vehicles the city and county own and use for many departments why aren’t they investing and practicing in what they preach about conservation areas such as clean air and gas consumption? Why isn’t it that all city vehicles are in this category? Why isn't the motto lead by example? So come on now, city of Auburn, let's step up to the plate and lead by example on this issue. I don’t want to hear about any excuses that it is not practical because that will not fly with me.

Richard Tomlin