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It’s Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh On A Hustler

July 28th, 2011 by jake · 7 Comments

Seriously:


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She rode around on an electric Hustler Zeon Lawn Mower at the Billy Goat Hill Community Garden to show off the latest in green technology.

“This is a very important day for the district as we move forward with our Green Triangle initiative,” said Ward-Pugh. “If we are serious about being good stewards of our environment and creating sustainable solutions, this lawn mower is a logical choice to help the community garden.”

She purchased the mower for the garden in the 9th District with Neighborhood Development Funds. It mows more than an acre on a single charge.

“No gas to spill, no fumes to pollute and a lot less noise in something as basic as mowing grass,” said Ward-Pugh. “This mower is an important step towards the day when everyone will be able to breathe air free from pollution, and enjoy a quiet afternoon free from a roaring lawnmower machine. The next step is to find ways to power this mower from renewable energy sources as well as reducing the amount of grass to be mowed!”

Why Greg Fischer needed to be there is beyond us. His quotes have been ignored.

Tags: Green · Metro Council · Neighborhoods

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John // Jul 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    At least he didn’t try to take credit for inventing it.

  • 2 Bill // Jul 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Word on the street is that no one else had a checkered flag, they promised to let him wave it if he would bring it.

  • 3 E // Jul 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    A hand push ‘reel mower’ would have cost less than $200…and virtually no GHG emissions.

  • 4 amy rock // Jul 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    John, you made me laugh out loud!!

  • 5 Fischycouldnotmanagehiswayoutofapaperbag // Jul 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Who ever suggested the Mayor to carry and use a checkered flag should be fired immediately. What does a checkered flag do with mowing. She wasn’t racing meemaw’s rascal. Mayor leave the flag at the dollar tree, put on a tie and grow some balls. The last mayor was a cheerleader, you sir, are nothing more than the mascot with all bone-head decisions you have made since taking office,

  • 6 Patria Fielding // Aug 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Hi folks,
    First of all, take a breath. Hopefully a tiny bit “cleaner breath” due to all the electric mowers out there!
    I rent a bed at the garden and volunteer quite a lot there. I AM THE GUILTY PARTY – I bought the checkered flag. It was done with an eye for fun and a dash of humor. No serious overtones intended.

  • 7 jake // Aug 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Of course it wasn’t serious.

    Nothing involving Greg Fischer is serious– not even if Tina is present.

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