I'm not talking about pollen.
Velsicol isn't the lone polluter here. We may be much cleaner then we were in the 70's but many of our pollutants have never been dealt with.
This article really displays irresponsible journalism it's like they reached out to anyone who is a part of the pr of this city. I love Chattanooga too but we all know it has it's problems hell they could of at least asked a city employee their feelings..ask a cop if he or she is being paid for all the extra duty in Coolidge..ask a firefighter about how the city cut their health benefits or someone living out of the gentrified areas. Or a west sider who can't afford healthy food and cab fare or the parents in Hill City excluded from Normal Park or my next door neighbor who has three kids and works two jobs.... aesthetics aren't everything either...for being such a beautiful city there still exists the awful truth of bad air quality and higher then normal levels of asthma. Residents of Alton Park have been diagnosed with all sorts of respiratory illnesses and cancers due to the chemicals leached into the air and ground water by companies like Velsicol..How about the lack of civic engagement..what was the turn out rate of the last mayoral election?...somewhere between 12% to 13% I love this place but it could be so much better and don't think its just crime holding us back.
i'm disappointed by how this news is being framed..it should read in the 2nd paragraph that the judge ruled in favor of state law because the language in the city charter on recalls was never validated...meaning we have empty language in our charter that doesnt mean anything because it was only amended never enacted...which is absolutely outrageous..we lost on a total technicality..the system was set up to just fail...no one could of predicted that..not election commission neither city council....the fact is absolutely nothing was clear.
Lack of transparency nothing new here.
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Oh big surprise...nothing I haven't read before...granted this is an editorial but Journalism is dead, seriously. One time I wanted to dig up stories and share facts but through school and observation of "journalism" around me I have learned that it is only about bullsing to sell a brand of bulls*t from one bulls*er to another...excuse my frankness but it would be nice to see someone do his or her job especially in writing on this historical effort to refresh this old old system.Whether you like it or not keep that to yourself. Recognize that this is a post partisan effort reflective of a new self-empowerment in taking on the political system.
OVER 12,000 PEOPLE SIGNED THE THING! Why don't you seek them out and hear their story. This news paper is losing all credibility..Give me intelligence and dig up facts..don't just be some rag that spouts the same complaint I can find on some Facebook message board.
For the record Chris Brooks and members of COA are not paid to be political consultants we are all volunteers that believe we can make a positive change in this city. Every once in a while somebody might buy us a sandwich. Littlefield is trying to lump everyone into the "lunatic fringe". This is an effort by people...not political parties.
Wow I didn't know that Mayor Littlefield felt so appointed by God that he would use the Bible to defend his position. I thought that we got past the whole divine right thing during the Magna Carta days.
There is proven lack of transparency!