City of Griffin Robbing Citizens

City of Griffin Robbing Citizens

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Since: Jun 12

Griffin, GA

#1 Jun 4, 2012
How is it that the City of Griffin can continue to rob both businesses and residents can continue robbing by charging extremely high utility bills and nickel and diming us with fees for every little thing. I will tell you because we keep electing the same crooks in local government that have been in place for years and taking it from them because folks are too scared to take a stand. The city nickels and dimes people to death with fees for trying to make an honest living. I believe the City is partly responsible for our higher then normal unemployment rate. Businesses can't afford to hire employees because the city keeps demanding more money for silly things as signs and banners. If they spend as much time fighting crime and policing their own we would be an awesome place to live and work. Instead they come at anyone trying to better themselves and make foolish demands under the blanket of City Ordinances which do more harm then good. We moved from East Griffin, because of the drugs, and the fact that there are so many predetors living in that area we feared for our children. However, they almight Kenny Smith does little or nothing to fix the problem.

I believe it is time we oust those in City Government who would be
in the business world called dead wood. They have their priorities in the wrong places instead of improving the City are causing more and more businesses to close. They want to keep talking about an Airport that the only ones who will likely use it are those in City Politics which we the tax payers are going to pay for. Come next election I won't vote for anyone currently in office and I would like to call for an investigation into the City Finance by the FBI because I am sure their would be problems found.
Emily

Riverdale, GA

#2 Jun 4, 2012
I don't live in Griffin, THANK GOD! I had a very BAD experience involving 4 residents and 1 business. Griffin native, E. Ray Sharpe, Jr., his common law wife Lynn Marie Warren and employees of United Bank financially exploited my elderly father by mortgaging his residence in Morrow, 40 miles away! United Bank mortgage experts hastily processed information that Sharpe and Warren provided from "their law office" (Sharpe has been known to "practice law") and failed to question why an 80 yr old who had not had a mortgage since 1967, suddenly needed THEIR services!What were they thinking or perhaps they were paid off by Sharpe! But don't fret, the FDIC exonerated United Bank and their employees!And United Bank now has a link from their website to Elder Financial Exploitation information, now we know how they do it!How's that for service?United Bank is truly the BEST BANK IN TOWN!Move over BBT! Looks like a good fit to me. United Bank is in the perfect place!766Griffin and United Bank deserve each other!!!!!!!!

Since: Jun 12

Griffin, GA

#3 Jun 4, 2012
It is the City of Griffins fault that there is so much crime and a high unemployment rate because their priorities are totally messed up. Businesses have to spend a great deal of money to get permits and a business license or just get a business license and pray people can find them because they will have to build their business without signage. Yet the City of Griffin Manager Kenny Smith says through his cronies that they want to redevelop the downtown area but how will that be possible when they exploit business owners and drive them far away from here with their excessive fees and bull. I feel when you pay the business license fee that should be all you need as without signage a business can't survive. The sign ordinance is so large it takes up 20 sheets of paper for nonsense. I read in one part where if the sign isn't blocking the "Right of Way" or excessively large it's ok but again they contradict themselves in other places of the ordinance. Would the City officials rather a family live in public housing and live on welfare, it appears so. They cause more problems for Citizens then they help with. It's time to Clean House in City Politics.

Since: Jun 12

Griffin, GA

#4 Jun 5, 2012
It is apparent that those in City positions simply don't care and are either turning a deaf ear to what folks say, simply either out of their own ignorance, or their own stupidity. I think it's the later of the two. I pray that businesses in this town will move to other localities and leave Griffin High and Dry. Let it become a GHOST TOWN As it is destined to me with these crooked overpaid pencil pushers who only care about their own selfish needs. They hit us with fees so we can pay their vacation bills and for Kenny Smiths AIRPORT and Gulf Course.
Citizen in Agreement

Griffin, GA

#5 Jun 6, 2012
In my dealings with Kenny Smith and Carol Rainwater have me comparing them to Hitler and his cronies because they want to control everything and everyone and rule over all. A persons rights are withdrawn when they move to Griffin because they come under the rule of these nazis. It is sad but true that power has gone to their heads and they don't care about anyone that dares to not agree with them. What next will you need a permit to use the bathroom in your own home or place of business? Sir I have to agree with you as it is apparent that those in Leadership in Griffin have pushed things too far. I mean after all you have a business license and are simply trying to make a living. They are trying to make it hard in this town for anyone other then their friends and families to do just that. That want to run everything and hurt as many as they can. That is why I tell people thinking of moving to Griffin that they should think again. I pray large businesses read Topix and see how the City treats it's citizens and looks instead at other towns.
Emily

Riverdale, GA

#6 Jun 17, 2012
The Griffin Nazis should start by revoking United Bank's business license and replace this sorry bank with another bank!!!!!!!! United Bank must be "grandfathered" in, they have enough signs, too bad the Griffin Nazis don't remove United Bank's signs and force them OUT!!!!!!!

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