Pam Ladd's Experience Is Valuable

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pam Ladd is running for re-election to the City Council.  District 3 has people from all walks of life.  They are low-income elders and highly paid professionals and people in between, who are purchasing their own homes or renting apartments and raising families.  Each neighborhood has its own unique character and needs.

She is experienced in dealing with city officials.  Running a city the size of Chattanooga takes cooperation between the mayor and the Commission.  There will be a new mayor soon who will work closely with the Commission.   There is much unfinished business and complex issues from the last two years that will need to be dealt with and experience on the Council will be of great benefit.  

It takes great understanding of issues to govern the city of Chattanooga.  It takes a person who listens to all sides, asks questions, and researches the topic.   She is receptive to email, calls or letters from her constituents to share their opinions and speak with her at any time.  This is the only way she has of knowing what the people of the district want and need.  She votes with the voices of the district, because those are the people she represents.

I don’t always agree with her.  Everyone has their own opinion on issues and is entitled to express those opinions in the way dictated by the city charter.  Records of all Council meeting are online and are readily available to anyone who wants facts. Governing is a complex task and it takes a person who listens and is thoughtful of how her vote will affect of all the citizens of Chattanooga, since everyone is affected by Council decisions, not just the residents of her district.   I do know she is responsible and feels strongly that her duty is to the people. She does the job she was elected to do selflessly and with dedication.

Please vote to re-elect Pam Ladd to the City Council.  She is a knowledgeable, strong supporter of her district and of Chattanooga.  She will do a good job and will want you to help her do it.

Robbie Moore

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