Lambert's Last-Ditch Effort To Hold Onto Power - And Response (2)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

It is very interesting to see the mayor's rebuttal to Curtis Adams' endorsement for East Ridge City Council members.This is an obvious last-ditch effort to retain the power of the 3-2 vote and send the city into further decline.

This should inspire citizens more than ever to vote for Denny Manning and Marc Gravitt. I firmly believe this will put the city on the right track, cut wasteful spending and avoid further tax increases.

Curtis is exactly right that when you look at supporters of the candidate Mr. Lambert is obviously supporting this tells the tale.

Please, for the future of the city, vote Marc Gravitt and Denny Manning.

Rodney Bethune

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Thank you, Mayor Lambert, for once again reiterating why you have absolutely no credibility with the citizens of East Ridge or virtually anyone in Hamilton County. You must have read a different postcard than the one I did. In the mailer the distinguished Mr. Adams simply endorsed two candidates running for East Ridge City Council. How is that any different from you clearly endorsing Mrs. Pruett other than the fact that you are the current mayor and should not use your position to try to influence the voters of East Ridge. The only reason that you are upset is because Mr. Adams speaks the truth. 

 I find it incredible some of the claims that you make regarding the current city lawyer considering Mr. Adams was instrumental in Anderson being terminated from Hamilton County WWTA due to the excessive fees he charged them. Of course, you are the same person that sent a scathing email to another council member because they had the audacity to park in your parking space at City Hall.

John Garth

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Is the mayor of East Ridge trying to trick its citizens?

Yes he is. After reading yet another statement on the Chattanoogan.com from East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert I am shocked that he would say retired Hamilton County Commissioner and former East Ridge City Manager Curtis Adams has possibly broken an election law for endorsing candidates.

Since Curtis Adams is retired, is a registered voter and a citizen of East Ridge, how is any law broken? Since when is any registered voter not allowed to support his or her favorite candidate? You obviously have not checked the facts on voting and or your dream legal team is not as good as the city manager states they are. Since your childish email on someone parking in your parking spot was posted for all to see, you might think twice before posting publicly anymore as every time you do only makes you look immature and you continue to embarrass yourself and the citizens of East Ridge.

The property tax rate you say was higher when Mr. Adams was the city manager is not even relevant because the council and mayor are the ones that vote not the CM. Now for that statement that Ms. Pruett is being used as some sort of pawn is also felt by many, many other citizens in our city. She is backed by former Mayor Mike Steele, the city attorney, the CM and your two council buddies, plus with the amount of money being spent on getting her elected as well as who has contributed only confirms the feelings especially when some contributors have past and current business dealings with the city of East Ridge.

Your actions are showing extreme desperation, lack of professionalism, continued arrogance and immaturity. You will see that the citizens of East Ridge are fed up with your actions as well as the actions from the other "good ol boys" in this administration. This is our city and you work for "us" - the taxpaying citizens of East Ridge.

Mark Brandt
East Ridge

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