lcoffey1's comment history

lcoffey1 said...

You guys do not know me you only know what little you hear. The courts will deal with Rossville and the taxes. I am not sure where the rumor that I was locked out of Peerless got started as I have an apartment there. Have the key to it. Rossville Metals is there. Anyhow the amount wasted on Roys is more than the taxes Peerless owes.

Let's get back on subject here and talk about how the city shot over 100,000 dollars on Roys for it to be open only 6 months

July 26, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.
lcoffey1 said...

Alll I have to say about these past few post is. The election is in November. Les Coffey for mayor

July 26, 2011 at 6 p.m.
lcoffey1 said...

The reason Roys failed is more complex than the economy. The main reason it closed was the owners lack of commitment to the project. The second reason is the hostile enviromebt created by the city. People do not want to or are afraid to stop in Rossville. The third reason is they did not have excellent food. Good food is not good enough. You have to have excellent food. The forth reason was strait up arrogance. One of the few times I was in there a waitress was explaining to Wayne Potter how it was better to leave condiments on the side instead of putting them on the food. His response was do it the way I want or I will find someone that will.

Maybe the potters were not cut out for that kind of business. I know they put a lot of theirs and the city's money in that place. The potters definitely lost money and that is unfortunate.

July 26, 2011 at 10:57 a.m.
lcoffey1 said...

One more point for the public to ponder. 14 minutes to send one firetruck 300 feet across the road. That is what happened last week when Rossvillee Metals burned. Baker says all departments are working togather. Hmmmmm

June 12, 2011 at 1:34 p.m.
lcoffey1 said...

Her excuse was that he did not live in Rossville, when in fact the man did live in Rossville, he was simply inadvertently not registered to vote there. Then we have the various gambling halls and pawn shops that operate in Rossville. Should we forget that the only ones that do not pay a kick back are not allowed to stay? The bingo hall was raided and the owner was arrested. Those charges went nowhere after he hired the right politically connected lawyers, yet another business that refused to give pay-offs were run out of town. What about the guy that owned the land and buildings where Monument Motors is located? He was charged with running a gambling hall. That is after a land deal between him and a certain council member went south.

The status quo in Rossville is lying, stealing and cheating, and if anyone tries to hold you accountable, you use your corrupt police officer who has a very checkered past to try and criminalize their every move. They know these bogus charges will never stick, but the cost of paying lawyers to defend them is enormous and financially devastating.

Baker, Harris, and many others in Rossville are criminals acting as leaders. The proof is in the pudding as no real viable business has located and stayed in Rossville the last 12-20 years. I think that fact in itself tells the true story. As Chattanooga and other communities within 20 mile of Rossville have flourished, Rossville has continued to go down the tubes further.

It is time the voters remove all three positions that are up for re-election this fall. Send them packing. You have the chance.

Les Coffey

June 12, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.
lcoffey1 said...

Lets look at the facts of Bakers term here. In the 12 years he has been in office Rossville has seen zero improvement in living standards for the community. The water and sewer fees have constantly gone up. The police have managed to harras and criminalize the legitimate business activity of every business owner that he has had a dis-agreement with. The employee pension fund has managed to end up with a 400,000 dollar shortage. The city has been involved in numerous lawsuits and claims, which are going to go on long after Baker is not only gone, but more than likely after he has passed away. McFraland Ave was only partially paved and the handicap ramps were never completed. Rossville has more Title pawn, pawn shops, gambling halls, and other undesirable business entities per capita than about any other municipality in america. If you ask people about Rossville they say "when I go through Rossville I try to get in and out as fast a possible." The local police have a reputation of harrasing and framing people. The chief has been videoed stealing from the Peerless site yet, the mayor and city council think it is acceptable. Their detective, David L Scroggins, was run out of Ft.O in 2007 when Mayor Cobb won and he ended up in Rossville. All it takes is one look at his POST file and you will see he was suspended from his job for mis-conduct. He was demoted on another occasion and was placed on probabtion for mis-conduct on at least 3 occasions, each of them for 24 months. The GBI determined that in 2004 he assulated a woman in Ringgold. He has a history of stalking people, in particular teen age girls and women. Then, lets look at the fact that Teddy Harris, who says he may run, does not operate a business in Rossville and has been involved in every aspect of Bakers mis-conduct. All you have to do is look at the numerous videos obtained by the media of various crimes being commited by city officials and you will always see Teddy standing in the background. Of course what has he done to make things better for Rossville. He sits on the RDDA (Rossville Downtown Development Authority). That is the agency that spent 150,000 of city money on Roy's grill AND they awarded contracts on the Roy's deal to Ron Wade the director of the RDDA, Donna Cate a member of the RDDA, and other insiders. The Roy's grill deal was nothing more than handing out of government money in a corrupt way in order to get pay offs and kick backs. We will never know just how much money from the 150,000 spent on Roy's ended up in Johnny, Teddy and other city officials hands. There was an article about such in the Times Free Press. Then, the only announced opponent of these crooks ends up with bogus criminal charges. Most do not remember that in the last election the most viable opponent to Mr. Baker was disqualified by the clerk, Sherry Foster, who has had a long standing romantic relationship with Baker.

June 12, 2011 at 11:11 a.m.
lcoffey1 said...

I think it is a great idea. You may find over a period of time if ran properly the crime rate in Chattanooga will in fact go down. You cannot criminalize everything people do in particular kids.

March 31, 2011 at 7:25 a.m.
lcoffey1 said...

It is a felony for a police car that is not marked to make any stops in Georgia. The car has to have the lights visible (not neccesarily on top) A logo of the agency on the side and a car number or some identifying information on the top so a helicopter can identify it.

This came about from the 1980s when an Atlanta officer was stopping women along I-85, Piedmont and Monroe and raping them.

The Georgia Legislature fixed the problem by passing the law.

March 30, 2011 at 8:13 a.m.
lcoffey1 said...

Let me help you guys out here.

This is straight from the court order.

The various deeds provide that the property transfers are subject to easements for sewers and utilities, as well as rights of ways, and the subject to clauses DO NOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SEWERS. Consequently, Defendnats purchase of the property was subject to the sewer easements, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE SEWERS WERE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE.

I think that pretty much sums it up. They won all the sewer lines not just one 24" line.

March 29, 2011 at 11:58 a.m.
lcoffey1 said...

The court gave Rossville all the sewer lines not just one 24 inch line. Although I would be happy to take that as well as I had peviously offered the city that line. It is not the 24" line that is in such debate . It is all the other lines that connect into the 24" line. One should go read the order and see for themsleves. So with all said they need to start making repairs.

March 29, 2011 at 7:55 a.m.

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