We should do it like Howard Stern did with American Idol and the "vote for the worst" movement, aka Basil Marceaux. I mean what harm could it do, right?
My wife and I were nearly run over by to butt head cyclists who exchanged some pleasant conversation with us because we were "in their way." They were racing with pedestrians and children everywhere. 5 minutes later one of them crashed his bike not 10 feet in front of us. He was hurt pretty bad and rightly so. It's called Karma and it's a b__ch. On a side note I couldn't find a ranger anywhere. I guess the universe just corrected the situation.
It seems to me that moving ahead with phase 2 before phase 1 is approved means it is a done deal. What a dog and pony show. Am I still in America, land of the free, or somewhere over the rainbow. The only positive thing for the people is that they will have a huge power voting block to get rid of these jerks next election. Don't forget to vote! Actions have consequence.
I wonder if they cut out stuff like "public art" and the new $400,000 water fountain at warner park. Oh wait, no they cut jobs and 50 requested police officers. To sailorman, excellent point on the annexation too. I heard the mayor say that the city would probably lose money on the annexation. If that's the case, why procede?
Yes we can afford over $400,000 for a water fountain at Warner park 'cause it's "for the kids". We can't afford the requested 50 new police officers for the kids or even the illusion of police presence for the kids by letting the thin blue line drive their cars. I have driven many company vehicles as part of my compensation and all I was asked to do was buy my personal use gas.
Growth. More growth. We need more growth. That's what the politicians always say. I don't see the advantage of annexation for the sake of growth. It really won't benefit either side in this issue, but it will hurt one side. Leave the county residents alone. We live out in the unincorporated area's for a reason. At least let our county commissioners vote along side the city council. That only seems fair. Or does the mayor not believe in being fair and just? Someone should ask him on the record.
Once again the people affected get no say in the decision that changes their future. I think everyone is a bit fed up with this kind of government. It should be the choice of the people in the area's that are to be annexed. We should get to vote on it, not 9 people who aren't even elected by us and don't represent us in any fashion. This is just a way to get the money back that the city gave to the Volkswagon concessions. Right Mr. Littlefield? The city council should remember that every vote annexed is a new city vote against them next election. VOTE NO INCUMBENTS!
It's funny how just a year ago all the officials said we didn't even have any gangs in Chattanooga. I guess they came a long way in 12 short months. Now 7 shootings and 11 wounded in a month is apparently "not the reality of what's going on out there." I'm glad Chief Cooper set me straight.
I see a lot of people bashing Chief Cooper. I am not a fan either. You should all understand that you don't get a job like chief of police by siding with the everyday citizen on the issues, you get it by siding with the politicians and they don't answer to us anymore.
Camera's do not change behavior. Just ask anyone who works in a bank. They get robbed every day even though everybody knows they are stuffed full of camera's and alarms.