We took Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell to task for demanding a new car from the taxpayers after wrecking his own in an accident. At least hizzoner didn't go as far Wilmer Jones Ham, a member of the Flint City Council and mayor pro tem, to get a new car. She allegedly torched her 1986 Mercedes-Benz a year ago and then made a false insurance claim. Ms. Ham is now standing trial for arson and insurance fraud. She's presently free on a $15,000 bond and apparently still serving on the city council.