As a person who has lived and conducts business in your city, I am taking the privilege to exercise my 1st Amendment right and comment on the ongoing concerns with your city administration and police department.
Your city and police administration has soiled the reputation of the city and caused a considerable amount of embarrassment and unwarranted shame to the officers who have been terminated, with the excuse of “Tennessee is an at-will employment state.” I fear now for my friends who still work there.
The terminations of solid individuals, whom I know, can only come at the expense of retaliation, corruption, or integrity and ethical/moral issues.
It appears that the city and police administrations have become too comfortable with each other, developed some semblance of a “good ole boy” system to the point there are no checks and balances. This is obvious to the general public who pay attention by what the media has presented to us.
Mayor Lamb, on July 8, made a public statement in regards to Collegedale with no corruption and a city government with good transparency. Mayor Lamb, you obviously have buried your head in the sand and are part of the problem, not the solution.
I’m all about government being fair and held accountable to the people. You work for us, not the other way around.
I call on you, commissioners, to make the best decisions for your constituents and not for your personal bias. Don’t be like the U.S. Congress. We need you to make good decisions for the good of the Collegedale, Tn. citizens. If you cannot uphold your duties to protect the citizens interests, you shall be judged in the same shameful complacent way we judge our law makers in Washington D.C.