New mayor but same old Chattanooga governing! The typical set-up: spend untold hours coming up with an idiotic "cart before the horse" plan, then devote more time and effort figuring out an expensive, complicated, and inefficient way around it, all at taxpayer expense. Oh, I'm forgetting, the plan must also benefit the business of a good ol boy, i.e. some council member's cousin gets the fence installation/maintenance contract. And all so the city can "profit" from having off-duty police officers drive their private cars around town, rather than providing a valuable, visible presence by driving their cruisers. What a disgraceful slap in the face to our police force, and what a disservice to the public.
I can really relate to this story. I am dissatisfied with my pay and living conditions. I have to pay my own medical and dental costs. I get ZERO free meals a day. I'M GOING ON STRIKE!!! Oh wait, what, I'm FIRED???? Wow, life as a responsible law abiding citizen is tough! Guess I'll go commit some crimes, at least life in the slammer is SECURE.