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Is the Mayor required to live inside the city of Blue Ridge?

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B R GA

Blue Ridge, GA

#21 Jul 24, 2011
how bout this wrote:
If you check with any attorney, they will tell you that there is more to prove residency than to sit outside behind a bush and stalk the mayor to see how often she comes and goes. You have to look at where she has filed for homestead, you look at where she is registered to vote, the list goes on and on, not to mention that its already the end of July at this point and I'm sure that she's already spent the majority of this year living at the apartment. Also consider this, would the mayor be that stupid as to move into an investment house outside of the city and leave herself completely wide open to this type of attack? Especially when people with venon flowing through your veins out here are just ready to pounce on anything they can come up with! Like her or hate her, I think most of us, here in the real world, would give her enough credit here to say no she wouldn't. On to the next issue.... if you have any proof, bring it forward. That's right, I'm calling all of you out on this one! BRING PROOF. Do something about it! If this is such a corrupt mayor like all of you are saying, then go do something about it! How can she still be in office at this point? Why haven't any of you actually done anything other than this crap on Topix? Bunch of slanderous mud slinging conspiracy nuts! Its cowards that bring forth accusations, no proof, and hide behind anonymous names that pollute forum sites like these. If I had proof of any of the junk I've seen written on here, I'd run screaming into City Hall with it immediately! Just to recap..... PUT UP OR SHUT UP! GO DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL OF THIS YOU'RE SAYING otherwise you're argument is worthless to me!
Again Who inforces Blue Ridge City Charter Laws??? NOW PUT UP OR SHUT THE HE!! UP
untrue

Monticello, FL

#22 Jul 24, 2011
B R GA wrote:
<quoted text>Again Who inforces Blue Ridge City Charter Laws??? NOW PUT UP OR SHUT THE HE!! UP
Why don't you just go ask the mayor! Oh wait you can't hide behind your computer screen with some anonymous name. You don't want to ask her because you know this is all bs. So go on nameless coward you put up or shut up! If your so concerned with her. Step up and do something about it! No mayor has been more corrupt than Mayor Green was and I didn't hear anyone calling him out for participating in illegal gambling and cock fighting!
city taxpayer

Waunakee, WI

#23 Jul 26, 2011
Vladimir wrote:
Topix is for LOSERS, I am more and more convinced. Small town, small minded people with nothing better to do with their lives than to trash people who are trying to make a positive change in the community. Go crawl back under your rocks you losers! Go to He!!, all of you troublemakers of Fannin County and kiss my Ukranian as$!
I normally don't get involved with Topix because I believe it is mostly a bunch of people who are completely full of bs. However, this post, as well as several of the others that I have read under this thread, has caused me to make an exception. First of all, anyone who is disrespectful enough to tell others that are merely voicing their Constitutionally given right to their opinion to "go crawl back under your rocks you losers" and "go to hell" should really rethink their position. We as humans should treat others with the appropriate respect and show more intellect than that. Posts such as this make me embarrassed to be from this county...it makes us all look and sound uneducated!! We may be a "small town" but we are hardly "small minded."
So whomever made this post, please show me evidence of the positive change that you have referred to...is it the streets of Blue Ridge that are in the worst shape they have been in for at least a decade or more, the overwhelming lack of jobs and infrastructure in the area, the increase in water bills, the catering to downtown business owners who most of them don't even live in the city to vote or pay property taxes while ignoring the needs of the voting citizens, or is it the over-spending of money right and left that will eventually bankrupt the city?? I am sincerely not trying to be mean, and I am far from "small minded." I am merely a taxpayer that is trying very hard to have an open mind about the entire city administration and understand their thinking process and figure out where their priorities lie. However, I cannot overlook the facts that I have personally observed within our once positively growing, thriving city. All most of us that are looking at the reality of the situation have seen is that each of them have their own personal agenda. Shouldn't the best interest of the city and its' citizens be their main priority (or at least one of the main priorities)?? A little common sense can go a LONG way! I just wonder how much of that is being used by the administration and how much of their actions are just "fly by the seat of their pants." Please help me to understand the positive change that you are so sure we are receiving in the city of Blue Ridge!
Local

Blue Ridge, GA

#24 Jul 27, 2011
Vladimir wrote:
Topix is for LOSERS, I am more and more convinced. Small town, small minded people with nothing better to do with their lives than to trash people who are trying to make a positive change in the community. Go crawl back under your rocks you losers! Go to He!!, all of you troublemakers of Fannin County and kiss my Ukranian as$!
That's too much to kiss as you are AZZ all over!
B R GA

Copperhill, TN

#25 Jul 28, 2011
city taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
I normally don't get involved with Topix because I believe it is mostly a bunch of people who are completely full of bs. However, this post, as well as several of the others that I have read under this thread, has caused me to make an exception. First of all, anyone who is disrespectful enough to tell others that are merely voicing their Constitutionally given right to their opinion to "go crawl back under your rocks you losers" and "go to hell" should really rethink their position. We as humans should treat others with the appropriate respect and show more intellect than that. Posts such as this make me embarrassed to be from this county...it makes us all look and sound uneducated!! We may be a "small town" but we are hardly "small minded."
So whomever made this post, please show me evidence of the positive change that you have referred to...is it the streets of Blue Ridge that are in the worst shape they have been in for at least a decade or more, the overwhelming lack of jobs and infrastructure in the area, the increase in water bills, the catering to downtown business owners who most of them don't even live in the city to vote or pay property taxes while ignoring the needs of the voting citizens, or is it the over-spending of money right and left that will eventually bankrupt the city?? I am sincerely not trying to be mean, and I am far from "small minded." I am merely a taxpayer that is trying very hard to have an open mind about the entire city administration and understand their thinking process and figure out where their priorities lie. However, I cannot overlook the facts that I have personally observed within our once positively growing, thriving city. All most of us that are looking at the reality of the situation have seen is that each of them have their own personal agenda. Shouldn't the best interest of the city and its' citizens be their main priority (or at least one of the main priorities)?? A little common sense can go a LONG way! I just wonder how much of that is being used by the administration and how much of their actions are just "fly by the seat of their pants." Please help me to understand the positive change that you are so sure we are receiving in the city of Blue Ridge!
City taxpayer thany you for your post. I have asked about city charter laws NO ONE inforces it so the only thing we as tax payers can do is talk to every voter and try to make a positive change next election. have a wonderful day.
Solution

Cleveland, TN

#26 Jul 28, 2011
B R GA wrote:
<quoted text>City taxpayer thany you for your post. I have asked about city charter laws NO ONE inforces it so the only thing we as tax payers can do is talk to every voter and try to make a positive change next election. have a wonderful day.
Go by the B.R. City Hall, and get a copy of the Charter, It will show you all you need to know. 1st,Under the General Assembly, 2nd, goes to the Senate for 3 readings, if it passes then it goes to the House, there it is read 3 times, if it passes the House X-2 then it is signed off by, President of the Senate, Secretary of the Senate, Speaker of the House, Clerk of the House, and then signed the Governor. On the front page you will find a cover sheet showing a S.B.# 000, Act# 000 If you realy are interested in Kknowing this info. it`s there. Now go fetch.
fyi

Blue Ridge, GA

#27 Jul 28, 2011
Solution wrote:
<quoted text>Go by the B.R. City Hall, and get a copy of the Charter, It will show you all you need to know. 1st,Under the General Assembly, 2nd, goes to the Senate for 3 readings, if it passes then it goes to the House, there it is read 3 times, if it passes the House X-2 then it is signed off by, President of the Senate, Secretary of the Senate, Speaker of the House, Clerk of the House, and then signed the Governor. On the front page you will find a cover sheet showing a S.B.# 000, Act# 000 If you realy are interested in Kknowing this info. it`s there. Now go fetch.
Your post regarding the process is correct. However, that still doesn't answer the question of who enforces the city charter. Once the charter has been approved by the State of Georgia, it is then up to the city officials (the mayor and council members) to uphold the statutes that are written within the charter. It is the responsibility of the mayor and council members to know the charter for their city so they can remain within the legal boundaries. If the legal boundaries are crossed then the State of Georgia can take action against the officials for violating the approved city charter.
Solution

Georgetown, TN

#28 Jul 28, 2011
fyi wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post regarding the process is correct. However, that still doesn't answer the question of who enforces the city charter. Once the charter has been approved by the State of Georgia, it is then up to the city officials (the mayor and council members) to uphold the statutes that are written within the charter. It is the responsibility of the mayor and council members to know the charter for their city so they can remain within the legal boundaries. If the legal boundaries are crossed then the State of Georgia can take action against the officials for violating the approved city charter.
Then its simple "FILE A COMPLAINT" call Channel 2,5, ect. But there has to be a COMPLAINT FIRST OFF.
concernedcitizen 63

Blue Ridge, GA

#29 Jul 28, 2011
im the mayor
Just Sayin

Cumming, GA

#30 Jul 30, 2011
So sad. We finally get a mayor who actually CARES about the town and all you people can do is try to tear her down. Pitiful!
you have to be kidding me

Waunakee, WI

#31 Jul 30, 2011
Just Sayin wrote:
So sad. We finally get a mayor who actually CARES about the town and all you people can do is try to tear her down. Pitiful!
Well, if by caring about the town you mean having her own agenda and wanting to do what it takes to make a name for herself and helping her friends and the downtown business owners on main street instead of the taxpayers who will be voting when election time rolls around again, then yes I guess you are right. How can you truly care for a town when you couldn't give a crap less about the citizens that live within that town?? Anyone that is blinded to the facts and the truth of the situation of our town is the pitiful one!
blue ridge mountains

Waunakee, WI

#32 Jul 30, 2011
you have to be kidding me wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if by caring about the town you mean having her own agenda and wanting to do what it takes to make a name for herself and helping her friends and the downtown business owners on main street instead of the taxpayers who will be voting when election time rolls around again, then yes I guess you are right. How can you truly care for a town when you couldn't give a crap less about the citizens that live within that town?? Anyone that is blinded to the facts and the truth of the situation of our town is the pitiful one!
Well you have one thing right...she is definately making a name for herself...but hardly what I think she was wanting to leave as her legacy!!
Just Asking

Blue Ridge, GA

#33 Sep 23, 2012
city taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
I normally don't get involved with Topix because I believe it is mostly a bunch of people who are completely full of bs. However, this post, as well as several of the others that I have read under this thread, has caused me to make an exception. First of all, anyone who is disrespectful enough to tell others that are merely voicing their Constitutionally given right to their opinion to "go crawl back under your rocks you losers" and "go to hell" should really rethink their position. We as humans should treat others with the appropriate respect and show more intellect than that. Posts such as this make me embarrassed to be from this county...it makes us all look and sound uneducated!! We may be a "small town" but we are hardly "small minded."
So whomever made this post, please show me evidence of the positive change that you have referred to...is it the streets of Blue Ridge that are in the worst shape they have been in for at least a decade or more, the overwhelming lack of jobs and infrastructure in the area, the increase in water bills, the catering to downtown business owners who most of them don't even live in the city to vote or pay property taxes while ignoring the needs of the voting citizens, or is it the over-spending of money right and left that will eventually bankrupt the city?? I am sincerely not trying to be mean, and I am far from "small minded." I am merely a taxpayer that is trying very hard to have an open mind about the entire city administration and understand their thinking process and figure out where their priorities lie. However, I cannot overlook the facts that I have personally observed within our once positively growing, thriving city. All most of us that are looking at the reality of the situation have seen is that each of them have their own personal agenda. Shouldn't the best interest of the city and its' citizens be their main priority (or at least one of the main priorities)?? A little common sense can go a LONG way! I just wonder how much of that is being used by the administration and how much of their actions are just "fly by the seat of their pants." Please help me to understand the positive change that you are so sure we are receiving in the city of Blue Ridge!
Still waiting on those positive changes.Ice skating at city tax payers expence is her view of positive changes.
Bullen Gap

Blue Ridge, GA

#34 Oct 9, 2012
Believe it or not, there are several of us that actually live in Bullen Gap~she is a regular here, obviously the reasoning behing the question. Now, does the City Attorney have to find this out, or does it fall to the rest of the City Council? There is one residence @ Staurolite Mountain & it is hers(supposedly it is "investment property", but being a realty I really do not know many that move into their "investment property"; while claiming they live at the appt. We realize that there are people living @ the appt; it just does not appear to be the Mayor. It is not a question of how much time she spends where, it is a question of is she eligible to be elected to the City of Blue Ridge as a Mayor. For those of you, who are constantly attempting to belittle the ex Mayor, this does not deflect from the facts. As stated in many of the prior post, if you really want to know, check the records for the "homestead exemption"; they are public record & not to hard to obtain if you take the tie to take a trip up to the local courthouse. Now, she can play the "I live in my appt" if she wants to, but didn't the City Council just force one of their members off, for living in another county? It was recently, because of course TNO, would never support something that is not totally the truth. In reality, ask the people who live on Bullen Gap~it is NOT in the city limits, nor has it ever been. Everyone leaves work about the same time each morning(albeit she does only work 20 hours a week). Did we ever find out, if the citizens of Blue Ridge are continuing to pay for their insurance? I realize there are a few with pre-existing conditions, however they had insurance before they were elected & they cannot be discriminated against now. I do not think that the citizens should be saddled with paying healthcare for those who are also (owner-operators of their own private businesses). If they would like to participate, then they should pay the entire premiums. Perhaps some of the local downtown businesses would like to pony up a days worth of insurance. It seems to be working ok for those that are working at the library. Otherwise, they need to be honest with the taxpayers of the city, & reimburse them if the residents have been charged. When is the election anyway? Surely, those that are disenfranchised with the current City Council will remember whose benefits this council havve @ <3
Rebel Fan

Blue Ridge, GA

#35 Oct 12, 2012
This link might answer the question has to where she considers her home to be. This is a link to the Georgia Ethics Commission with a list of campaign contributions that were received by the mayor's niece, Julie Fitts Queen in the recent probate judge race. There is a contribution shown that was given to Julie by Donna Whitener showing her address to be 23 Longview Lane which is located in the Staurolite Mountain development on Bullen Gap Rd. which is OUTSIDE the city limits of Blue Ridge.
http://media.ethics.ga.gov/search/Campaign/Ca...

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