I can't vote for Warren Mackey because he is not in my district. However, I would vote for him if he were in my district. I say this not to defend Warren Mackey, because he is quite capable of defending himself. I say these things because I have known him for several years. If he is doing something wrong, which I doubt, he will be found out. I would say that most of our hard-working commissioners do the same thing to help our county run more efficiently.
Good for them and good for Mr. Mackey.
Sounds like Warren is spending a lot of his time trying to get information to help him make decisions that will help Hamilton County. Why not publish the expense accounts of all the County Commission? Then we can get down to the petty issues that mean absolutely nothing and waste lots and lots of time. Good grief.
Commissioner Mackey, Mayor Coppinger and the rest of the Commissioners....a big thanks. Oh yeah, I am available for lunch most days, I don't have much to offer....but, I'll pay. There is no telling what people would say if my name appeared on your expense account. We can meet at any Krystal.
Keep up the good work. Thanks..
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It is simply outrageous to read the dining list on the Hamilton County taxpayers dime.
Commissioner Mackey, what I see are a pack of liberal politicos having lunch on we the people, the Hamilton County taxpayers.
Who are you kidding, Commissioner Mackey?
The notion we are expected to pay for Commissioner Mackey to have lunch with local politicos, attempted county mayor Aloyse Brown, former councilman Chris Anderson, City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod, and an entire list of city of Chattanooga political hacks from the House of Berke, located on Lindsay Street.
It is ridiculous and disrespectful for public funds mandated and forced from we the people to be abused in this manner.
The dining list has a repeating pattern of local politicos and appointed political hacks getting together of the same party.
How about going Dutch, instead of placing this on the taxpayers tab?
Hamilton County Government needs to set limits on this behavior. The Commissioners need to use their office space for business meetings, instead of our hard-earned dollars. The Commissioners have a secretary. It is simple, schedule the person for a meeting. No lunch required.
Let the politicos eat cake. Starting with Commissioner Mackey and the locals. I don’t want to buy liberal local political hacks' lunch. I don’t want to buy them lunch.
The majority of the list are local politicos.
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Well I have to give Commissioner Mackey credit, anybody who can spend $68.91 on a meal for 3 at Wally's definitely has a good appetite.
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So what, again I say so what. Are we all so gullible that we really don't know we pay for everything that is the tax payers, that politicians do. Things such as vacations, gas, medical, and travel expenses. So why are we surprised that we are paying for dining out as well.
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Reading over the list of dining expenses of Commissioner Mackey certainly does warrant answers. Perhaps an explanation of some content of those conversations and how they relate to the work of the County Commission could yield a treasure trove of suggestions from a seemingly partisan slate of hungry guests. My guess would be that none of those conversations would be about yoga or someone's wedding plans.
Taxpayers be aware that this is just the tip of the iceberg that some on this current county commission are attempting to implement with respect to not only expenses but salaries as well all the while it is still only considered a part time job.