Taxpayers don't be fooled by Mayor Pennington bragging on the lower tax rate. Whitfield County Government took on the burden from the City when the Building Inspections Department was merged. That move alone took several hundred thousand dollars off the City's books and was added to the County. Mayor Pennington needs to quit speaking negatively anytime there is talk about a tax increase with other government entities. When stating the facts you need to make sure the facts are as pure as snow. Mr. Goldberg is absoutely right regarding people from Georgia going to Tennessee to shop everyday. The SPLOST is a small price to pay for the quality of life for all residents in both the City and the County. With the new facilities on the SPLOST, I can guarntee you that the local businesses will benefit. The recreation facilities will attract major national tournaments just like Chattanooga and people will not only come from Georgia but Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina as well. Mayor Pennington please wake up and smell the coffee. Parents will come in the droves to see their children play sports!!!
On the City of Dalton website they are advertising for a Parks and Recreation Director. Seems to me the City and the County are not on the same page again when it comes to consolidating the two rec departments.