Shawano, WI | Last week I posted video clips of the People’s Express marquee board and its blatant claim accusing Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt of promoting drive offs from the three chain store locations in Shawano.
The People’s Express marquee board displays that a total of 1,079 drive offs have occurred since business began in 2002. Last week the Shawano Leader published an article refuting the marquee boards claim, publishing a drive off count, per station in Shawano, reported from the local Shawano PD. Their total for People’s Express amounted to no more than 9 for the entire year of 2010. Other local gas stations were also reported as having a low drive off count for 2010. Nine drive offs for an entire year seems incredibly low when considering the financial status of the economy and the spiking gas prices. When the mayor was asked for comment, she said there wasn’t need for one, that the numbers spoke for themselves.
Nonetheless, the People’s Express gas stations have reported no drive offs since accusing the mayor of promoting sabotage. Is this coincidence?
(Watch the video clips at the two following links…)
Reminder: When you drive off at the pump you are not benefiting anyone in the community, state or country.