Anita And Ron - And Response (2)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

As Mayor Ron and his posse finish their last few days in office, Ron slides Ms. Ebersole in a newly created position and then basically say the new mayor-elect can't remove her cause it is not a appointed position.

Ron has stooped very low and I mean low during his eight-year tenure as mayor, but he certainly showed his stripes before getting to the office of the mayor. Oh well, Chattanooga put him there, and no doubt the city will suffer for that decision for many years to come, but his thought of going out with a blaze by making this kind of assignment further enhances his title as the worst mayor ever.

This deceitful and below-the-belt move should, and I hope the mayor-elect keeps it in mind when deciding to keep any of Ron's people in administrative roles.

As Ron, and his posse - Jack, Rico, Ladd, Sally and others - exit thank goodness tonight was the last official council meeting of this regime, and hopefully and prayfuly Mayor-elect Berke can clean some of it up.

Charles Cooke 

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Holy cow. Strange things keep happening.  Larry Grohn, of much maligned Tea Party fame, wins over Jack Benson and then our none-to-soon-to-be former mayor (which I shouldn't capitalize after the way the office has been disgraced) creates a position for his right-hand woman at almost double the salary of the person actually doing the job.  Yeah, read that again, it doesn't get any more honest. 

If there was ever a time to say "good riddance to bad rubbish," this is it.

Between Tea Party folks and mayors with nothing but revenge on their minds, I'm ready for some sanity and honesty.  I am not, however, holding my breath. 

Herb Montgomery

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Wow, who the heck is Anita Ebersole?  I find it reprehensible that Mayor Ron Littlefield would create a position for her out of thin air, just so she can keep her incredibly high salary.  I'm sure the other lower paid (but probably harder working) city of Chattanooga employees must find this both infuriating and embarrassing.  Good grief, I'm just glad he can't issue pardons. 

Don't forget, Mr. Littlefield also found an upper level position in personnel for his "spokesperson" Richard Beeland, who's only job was to articulate Mr. Littlefield's thoughts in a coherent manner.  Okay, on second thought, that's probably a tougher job than one might imagine.  

Mr. Berke needs to find some way to undo the Ebersole shenanigans as soon as he takes office.  It's the blatant actions of career politicians like Mr. Littlefield that makes voters lose faith in their government. 

Chris Rice

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