This whole thing stinks! If nothing else is learned, everyone should register to vote and VOTE! I believe only 18 percent of registered voters came out the last election...YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT!
What do you mean by TN Par? Not sure what Par means?
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. If you dont think politicians prey on segements of society for their gain then you have been decieved!
If you belive that all of america is choosing Chattanooga as the best town ever, I have some beach front property in Oklahoma for a good price! There is nothing wrong with being proud of your city but come on? You can run up a vote count easy by voting several times online. Unless you never travel outside Chattanooga (other states), you will not realize how hilarious all this type of stuff is!
You pay city taxes if you live in the city for the services the city provides. you pay county taxes even if you live in the city for the services the county has to provide for everyone in the county (this includes city residents). Do you think it would be fair for county residents to be taxed higher to pay for the schools the city residents children go to? Do you think its fair for the county residents to be taxed higher to pay for judges that hear city and county cases? City tax rates are higher than county tax rates. This is not because of the needs of the city, it is because of the needs and wants of the city!
So now that the biggest city in Hamilton County refuses to be partners with the County in its Services offerred that benefit both the City and the County residents, $500k of City tax dollars will go to the county as a "fee" instead of working together for services for all. Of course Red Bank, East Ridge, Colledgedale, Soddy Daisy dont contribute $10 mil a year, they are not the "4th" largest City in Tennessee.
Beeland says "Every city employee will use it". Sounds like to me mandatory annual physicals for city employees. If City goverment has said this property has been cleared from being contaminated and the County Goverment says it has not, which is it?
Chattanooga leadership has stated many times it is the countys responsibility and its up to them how to handle this. When it doesnt work to the Chattanooga's leadership advantage "Chattanooga" forms a meeting and the "City mayor" says he is a "county resident" so it does concern him? With all the talk of only hiring city employees that live in the city limits and amending the charter, The Cities top leader does not live in the City Limits? The county has more constitutional power than the city. You would have thought the City goverment would have learned by now that playing to the media is a two edged sword.
It is refreshing to see the County Goverment stepping up and putting City Goverment in their place. Bottom line... County Goverment has Constitutional Power over City Goverment.
Shopping is changing its face. Rather than get in my vehicle and pay outragous gas prices to go wait in line at a retail store, I can order online from the comfort of my home and wait a couple of days. There will always be a need for grocery stores, pharmacies, etc, but the retail and their bait and switch days are coming to end. Virtual Malls will be a reality.