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Gardener said...

Oh and by the way Ron, I'm a democrat, even voted for you in the last election, and I am thankful there is a recall method because clearly I and every other democrat who bought into your campaign sales pitches bought a lemon.

Your attempt to characterize the entire recall effort as Tea Party hate mongers, is also false.

August 31, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.
Gardener said...

“I believe that you are in violation of the laws of God and man,” Littlefield wrote.

Really Ron? What kind of man of God forces tax increases upon people who have not seen cost of living increases in their paychecks in over 5 years?

What kind of man of God doesn't care if his new taxes add new burdens upon the elderly and retirees who have not seen cost of living increases?

What kind of man of God tries to sway the opinion of a judge towards a conviction instead of allowing the due process of the courts take it's course.

What kind of man of God coerces people to become citizens of his city with forced annexation instead of allowing them to choose freely?

What kind of man of God gives a sweetheart tax break to VW and shifts the city's lack of revenue from VW not paying onto every other business in Chattanooga?

What kind of man of God think placing scrap metal sculptures that just sit on a lawn and do nothing but sit there and look pretty is more important than dealing with Chattanooga's growing gang and violent crime problems?

What kind of man of God creates a new division in city government simply to give a 6 figure job to the daughter of one his long time political pals?

I'm sorry Ron, but your actions show you not to be the "good Christian man" you and all your out of town friends on these boards keep saying you are.

It's your elitist actions Ron that have lead to the recall.

Your inability to listen to the people of Chattanooga, and your power mongering to rule over them and force your will and agenda upon them, and failure to do the will of the people and of represent them, that has led to your recall.

August 31, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.
Gardener said...

"Last week, a senior law consultant for the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service issued an opinion saying that state law trumps the City Charter."

That seems highly doubtful since the election for Mayor of Chattanooga is not a state election, but rather a local election and local elections within the city limits are governed by the City Charter.

If the recall was to remove, for example, someone from office who had been elected to the State Legislature, that is when the state law would kick in and apply, yet since this is only a local election and not for a position in TN state government the local rules apply.

Regardless, if the annexations go through there will be more than enough new registered voters in the newly annexed county areas being added to the city to drive a 2nd recall effort which would meet both state and local requirements.

August 29, 2010 at 9:04 a.m.
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