iknowyou posted a blog recently which explained the Hatch Act.
It seems from that blog that our newly elected Chairman is not prohibited by the Hatch Act.
However I feel like he should not have been allowed to run for office of Chairman or even before as a district Commissioner because he is an employee of the county because of his position at the hospital.
Does anyone really think that he will not be biased regarding issues involving the hospital.
I certainly don't think so.
There is another commissioner who is employed by the City of Hinesville and I don't think that is good for the taxpayers.
Then you have the mayor who is a lifelong government employee and he saw nothing wrong with voting himself a handsome pay raise.
When one has spent a lifetime being paid a payroll check derived from tax dollars extracted from private enterprise then they cannot possibly be trustworthy to protect the poor taxpayer.
How different would the political scene be if performance benchmarks were part of the criteria to retain employment during their tenure? Oh wait a minute...thats what the rest of us working folks(tax payers) are evaluated by...for our employment. Hmmm....
Jimmy Mack, I too am a local born and reared here in Liberty.
I saw your post in another blog recently where you said that you were giving thought to cashing in here and going elsewhere.
If I was younger I'd consider leaving also.
The influence of Fort Stewart has destroyed what was one of the finest places in the state.
These folks who contribute to this site love to complain about our local government officials and frankly we don't have very good leadership in our city and county commission offices at this time.
I wish that we could have more insight into the decisions being made by Hinesville city council and Liberty county commission meetings.
The Courier is not the watch dog that the Liberty County Herald was or for that matter not even as much as the Sentinel from long ago.
The age of the internet has brought us much but it will have been responsible for killing the print media.
We need to try to use this site to dig deeper into the goings on at the court house.
Donald Lovett is a good guy but simply does not have the things needed to lead us forward.
Tot: ditto to above post. Hinesville as we knew it is over. I regret it every day. It is all about the dollar bill now. And yes, it is not where I wish to spend the Fall and Winter of my life. I am putting serious thought into a condo or townhouse with reasonable HOA fees and just might make the move.
This will make many on this here blog ANGRY but with no disrespect to our soldiers, I wish Ft. Stewart would draw DOWN to say..5 to maybe 7 thousand troops. It may happen, with this sequestration thing, I do not know. I loved Hinesville when we were a Southern Hamlet. I just think Happy Days are over here. There is no longer a community soul.
You are usually right about most things Sebe. I kinda admire that. I am more of "the glass is half empty" kinda fella.
I think that no matter whom is at the helm of our Country, Romney or BHO, once we hit the fiscal cliff which is akin to the iceberg that sank the Titanic, then only those insulated (big CD's, money markets, low or no mortgages, little or no credit cards etc..." will be the lucky ones who get on one of those economical lifeboats and survive.
I personally, look for all out chaos.
BTW: Am slowly drafting a letter to the Georgia State Attorney Generals office re the Hatch Act as it applies to our BOC and other elected officials employed by tax receiving entities.
Will keep you posted.
I hope the AG comes back with an answer that reflects our desire. Afraid it won't be that way.
We need to urge our local county organ to be more informative to the public as to things going on in local government.
The fact that our newly elected Chairman was employed by the taxpayers should have been boldly proclaimed by The Coastal Courier.
If it was I missed it.
Whether or not it had been highlighted as a bad thing or a good thing.
The "COUNTY ORGAN" should have made sure that the public was aware of the cirmstance.
It is their responsibility.
They are the "FORTH ESTATE "
Danka Sebe. Still committed to finishing the Hatch Act letter to the Ga State Atty Gen. office.
Kinda at a set back right now with wife's health issues, type 1 diabetic, blind left eye, artificial aortic valve, coumadin levels uneven and to top it all off she had to undergo oral surgery last week. Anesthesia, heart monitering the whole bit. Got to tend to her.