March 25, 2009 NGN
Q. Will your efforts in DC pay any dividends in Union County?
A. I certainly hope so. The information gathered and the contacts made could have a tremendous impact over time. We still have one major road project (widening of US 19/129N) that I have been pushing for several years. A coalition of Georgia and N.C. officials Are going to put on an even bigger push this year to at least have the project placed on the State of Georgia Transportation Enhancement Project list, which could possibly achieve funding within four years. New highway projects now take years to go through all the process from engineering, right of way acquisition clearance, to final construction-usually a five year process.
VOTE NO TO THE TSPLOST!
VOTE LAMAR the tax and spend commissioner OUT!
Lamar has been preaching his message "the Sun will shine on us and jobs will beg to come to union county" for the last 11 years.
Net jobs for union county are a minus with Paris in office. Net taxes for the last 11 years of Paris in office is close to a 100% increase.
Net tax revenue disappeared close to $10 million.
Net tax revenue in interest paid out by county to favored loans to spend tax monies upfront over $5 million.
Now that $5 million could have been used to build the horse arena, the farmers market, purchase the 30 acres for meeks park, build the Suches community center, fix the re-cycle center, and resurface a few roads.
Or it could have been used as a pay raise for the lower salaried employees of the county.
But no, Lamar is a finance man, who people thinks has magic in his fingers. Well he does has magic, he makes money disappear.
Vote NO to Tsplost, keep your money in your pocket so Lamar doesn't make it disappear also.