In Support Of Chris Anderson - And Response

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Chris Anderson is a bright young man with a lot of good ideas that will help promote his district and the city of Chattanooga.  Chris has the ability and the vision to promote new ideas that can refresh the creativity of the council.  Not every ordinance Chris proposes will be a winner with every person within the city and we as citizens must step up and speak out to make our feeling known but to recall someone because of their sexual orientation is wrong.  As Christians we believe that sex is reserved for marriage only.  How many of you that have voted on the poll to recall Chris have had extra or premarital affairs.  Is that any better than a same-sex relationship? 

We would like to see Chris judged on his abilities as a council person.  He is the same council person that saved many small businesses in Chattanooga when he made a proposal to amend the sprinkler ordinance.  As far as condemning Chris for his lifestyle, we may be better off to take a serious look at our own lifestyles first.

Jan and Larry Turner

* * *

If I am not mistaken, Mr. Anderson is not the only council member to approve the benefits. I'm pretty certain that the majority voted in favor and it passed. 

Why isn't the Tea Party trying to drum up enough signatures to recall all the elected officials that voted in favor? In fact, why don't we just recall or petition everything? 

I live in District 7 and voted for Mr. Anderson, and he has responded quickly to any concerns of my neighborhood. We are a diverse group that was not being represented in the previous administration when the gang violence was swept under the rug. Mr. Anderson acknowledges and responds to everyone's concerns. 

Laugh all you want at the chickens, but there were plenty of people in the district that were flooding his inbox wanting them in their back yards. He did his job and brought it to the council. 

Unless you live in my district, you have no dog in the hunt. If you want to gripe, recall your own council person that probably voted in favor of the benefits. I have to wonder if the outside people "helping" are actually city residents. The main "consultant" lives in Hixson and probably doesn't even pay city taxes. 

Rebecca Petticord  

* * * 

Really? Who cares if Chris Anderson is gay or not? All of this needless war of words is ridiculous, and only continues to embarrass the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County residents. 

For Mr. & Mrs. Turner to advocate that the citizenry of Chris' district are asking for a recall is absurd and uninformed. The only question remains: is Chris Anderson representing the needs and wishes of his constituency? If so, leave him alone. If not, recall him.

I do agree, however, with one point the Turners made -- hold them accountable.  If people would get out from behind their computer screens and make an appearance at the City Council meetings, that might make a difference. If people who write senseless gibberish about issues they feel strongly about would take action in some way - through their local Democratic/Republican parties, run for office, ask to volunteer with one or more city/county leaders - they might become more enlightened in the way the city/county is ran.  By the way, the citizenry of each city and/or county district has the right to ask for a recall. If you don't like the system, change it. 

I don't ask that anyone do anything more than what I have been willing to do. I announced my candidacy for County District 8 Commissioner race, but had to reverse that decision due to sudden and very pressing personal, familial and professional matters. 

In other words.....Do something or shut up. 

Rusty Munger



Howley Isn't Ready For Prime Time On Signal Mountain Town Council

I am concerned about a lack of propriety I have seen in Chris Howley, a candidate for Signal Mountain Town Council. When Mr. Howley first heard about the conservation easement agreement he posted on his FaceBook page a scathing letter he had sent the current council accusing them of having a "hidden agenda" and asking questions indicating a complete lack of knowledge about the ... (click for more)

My Trust Is In Temple, Pierce And Causer

My daughter used to jokingly say, “Don't just do something!... Stand there!” Lately I feel I'm just standing there, reading relentless newsprint against two decent Red Bank commissioners up for re-election Nov. 4. We are tired of psycho-babble from campaign cheerleaders who orchestrated a “forum” (pep rally for their team – Roberts and Co.). Shame shame, Causer, Pierce and Temple ... (click for more)

Two North Shore Sold To Pennsylvania Real Estate Firm For Almost $24 Million

The Two North Shore commercial development on Manufacturers Road in North Chattanooga has been sold to a Pennsylvania real estate firm for  $23,983,363. Steve Arnsdorff, who developed the successful center from the ground up and has continued to manage it, said the deal closed last week. He said the sale for the property at 319 Manufacturers Road is to Stoltz Real Estate ... (click for more)

Cold, Wet Front To Make For Chilly And Damp Trick Or Treating; Snow Showers Possible Saturday

A surge of cold, moist air will make for less-than-ideal trick or treat conditions on Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. There is a possibility of snow showers in Chattanooga on Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Today Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest ... (click for more)

Owls Beat McMinn, 30-12, To Complete Unbeaten Regular Season

Undefeated. Sounds nice, huh. After a sluggish first half that produced only three points on a Laszlo Toser field goa., third-ranked Ooltewah came to life in the third quarter, riddled McMinn County’s defense with three Kelvin Leon touchdown passes in the third quarter and went on to beat the Cherokees, 30-12, at James N. Monroe Stadium to secure the school’s third unbeaten ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Clobbers Grundy Co. For 7-AA Title

Notre Dame coach Charles Fant is always hoping that his Fighting Irish football team can get off to a fast start. He never thought it would be as quick as what he saw Thursday night at Jim Eberle Field. With a District 7-AA championship on the line on an evening when they honored all of the fall senior athletes, a football game turned into a track meet and eventually a victory ... (click for more)