joe_six_pack's comment history

joe_six_pack said...

Littlefield can not be re-elected because he can not run again.

May 31, 2011 at 7:02 p.m.
joe_six_pack said...

He can not run again (for City Mayor) unless he pushes Metro Government through

October 27, 2010 at 7:41 a.m.
joe_six_pack said...

Who is Missy O'Shea and what is "New York Nights"?

October 14, 2010 at 3:27 p.m.
joe_six_pack said...

"Among the key arguments in Mayor Ron Littlefield’s lawsuit to block a Nov. 2 recall election:

  • State law supersedes City Charter on the number of signatures needed to force a recall"

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It looks like the City Charter applies because Tennessee law says it does, as below from that law:

Tennessee Code Annotated 2-5-151.

Petitions for recall, referendum or initiative.

(a) Any governmental entity having a charter provision for a petition forrecall, referendum or initiative or any person acting pursuant to such charter provision shall meet the requirements of this section.

(skip to (d) covers number required)

d) Petitions shall be signed by at least fifteen percent (15%) of those registered to vote in the municipality or county. The disqualification of one (1) or more signatures shall not render a petition invalid, but shall disqualify such signatures from being counted towards the statutory minimum number of signatures required in this section.

(Except that....skip to (j)

(j) This section shall control notwithstanding any statutory provision or charter provision of a municipality or county to the contrary; provided, that any contrary charter provision of a municipality or county which is enacted after July 1, 1997, shall control with respect only to the requirements set forth in subsection (d) relating to the statutory minimum number of signatures required in a petition.

////// Therefore the City Charter "shall control"

September 1, 2010 at 3:43 a.m.
joe_six_pack said...

......"Littlefield's claim that the state numbers apply for a recall will be tossed out of court because he was elected at the local level not the state level, thus the local/city charter numbers apply".....

True the City Charter applies because Tennessee law says it does, as below from that law:

Tennessee Code Annotated 2-5-151.

Petitions for recall, referendum or initiative.

(a) Any governmental entity having a charter provision for a petition forrecall, referendum or initiative or any person acting pursuant to such charter provision shall meet the requirements of this section.

            (skip to (d) covers number required)

d) Petitions shall be signed by at least fifteen percent (15%) of those registered to vote in the municipality or county. The disqualification of one (1) or more signatures shall not render a petition invalid, but shall disqualify such signatures from being counted towards the statutory minimum number of signatures required in this section.

(Except that....skip to (j)

(j) This section shall control notwithstanding any statutory provision or charter provision of a municipality or county to the contrary; provided, that any contrary charter provision of a municipality or county which is enacted after July 1, 1997, shall control with respect only to the requirements set forth in subsection (d) relating to the statutory minimum number of signatures required in a petition.

////// Therefore the City Charter "Shall Control"

August 28, 2010 at 1:03 a.m.
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