In San Jose, California, as in many cities, hybrids (at least those bought in the city) park free. This has lead to a $7,700 loss of revenue, monthly, for the city. That's not too much, in the larger picture, but a little more couldn't hurt, right? City council member Pete Constant wants zero emission vehicles to qualify for that free parking too, no matter where they were purchased. But the proposal was taken off the agenda by the city attorney. Why? A potential conflict of interest, as Pete is trying to sell his 2002 GEM.
"There's no determination that there's a conflict but just the appearance, I think, he decided to just kick this until we get this resolved," says Pete. Oh, good catch.

[Source: ABC 7 News]


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