YOUR TURN: Lots of lip about the luxury leases

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith
WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

Not surprisingly, Andrew Douglas's report on the luxury cars funded by taxpayers for the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County triggered a lot of response. Almost everyone who wrote to us was critical of the mayors for accepting this perk.

Most of the letters sound like this one from Rick Young. In his words:

"It is always disappointing to have officials give lip service to the need to cut back during "tough economic times" while soaking the taxpayers for expensive luxury car leases.  Both gentlemen can afford to own any car of their choosing without putting the strain on their respective constituents.  Change starts at the top.  Be a leader."

That's Rick Young's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.