Helen Sharp Goes To Bat For All Of Us Against Black Creek Mountain - And Response

Friday, February 01, 2013

I want to thank Helen Sharp for being a knowledgeable citizen that is more than willing to go to bat for all of us, despite the cheap shots taken at her by the opposition. Black Creek Mountain, in my opinion does not qualify as a blighted, or in need, area for tax assistance.  

I encourage everyone to go the the Black Creek website or Facebook page and just look at what the organization is all about and is asking for your money, a 20 year obligation for you and your sweat. Just think, there are children not even born yet that will be responsible for this lucrative golf course area's bills.  

Also, look into York Capital, said to be the main investor, by the main developer and Chattanooga Storm Water Board Vice-Chairman, Doug Stein, and see if they are in need of your tax assistance.

Everyone of the people that voted to approve this, in many people's opinion a total scam, should be held accountable.  

Again I want to thank Helen Sharp and Deborah Scott.

Joe Blevins

Guild, Tn. 

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On behalf of Little Chicago Watch, citizens monitoring local government, we wish to applaud Helen Sharp and Councilwoman Deborah Scott for being extraordinary people. Each are acting in the best interest of the public to stop blatant robbery of public resources. 

Our watch group has been monitoring and collecting data on what is an outrageous taxpayer loan to a group of wealthy elites that believe that taxpayer resources is their working investment capital.  If, we the people, do not protect public resources, then who will?  

In this case, our elected Hamilton County Commission and City Council threw the public under the bus to enrich the A list, instead of spending on the chartered mission and functions of government.  

We are very concerned that a private golf course community is taking $9 million plus interest in future tax payments from the public. It is wrong.  

In the meantime,  Helen Sharp, you are citizen of the year for the people. 

April Eidson


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