I agree with Phil Grubb's and SophieD77's comments. This is not a black/white/race issue. This is a Disrespect for the community, Authority and our fellow man issue. We have spent millions of dollars on building and maintaining this park and promoting it as a tourist attraction and now we can't even use it without fearing for our safety! I feel sorry for the tourists that come to Chattanooga because they don't know to stay away from this area. Wonder how the Mayor of Chattanooga and City Council are going to handle it when a tourist gets injured or killed due to this type of problem. How will we look as a tourist destination then? We need
to realize that Police and Fire Protection are not free, these services are not the area we need to cut back on if we want to continue to have these services. If the Mayor of Chattanooga and City Council are allowed to continue to take and take and take from these public servants, we are not gonna have any public servants left willing to put their lives on the line for this community!!! I hope the public will support our Police and Fire service employees and let the powers to be know that cutting back on these services is not an option.
It seems that the elected officials in Chattanooga consistently try to trim the city budget each year by taking away from the city employees. These employees, our Firefighters, Police Officers, public works employees are taking care of us in our time of need 24/7, 365 days a year. It seems to me that they deserve to be taken care of in return. I wish that the council and the community would stand up for them! I hope that the council can find other means to trim the budget instead of taking it out on the employees.
In reference to the above comments. I CARE what a union official thinks and so do the hundreds of thousands of workers in this country who are UNION MEMBERS, AMERICAN
WORKERS and Voters!
CONGRESSMAN WAMP promised his support on HR 413 and now has changed his mind. What else will he promise and then change his mind about? We the public, and our elected officials need to support our Firefighters, Police Officers and Paramedics!
They have earned the right, by protecting us 24/7, 365 days a year, to be able to sit down and negotiate for better wages and working conditions. Who do you think will be there for you when YOU really need help in an emergency? Congressman Wamp? or your local Fire,Police and EMS workers!
I am very disappointed in Congressman Wamp for his decision
to withdraw his support on HR 413 and I am sure I am not alone!!!