Which council member are you?I'll gadly get this out on several social networks as a statement for you, if you are indeed an actual council member. Did I mention the Pope is my uncle? It is easy to pretend to be someone on here. If you are a council member, newflash.. all those things that you described are your job, so stop looking for a pat on the back.<quoted text>
Thank You Bobby.$35 a month is what I get from Lake City, after Big Brother gets his share, for my 20-30 hours a week I put into it. It's not glamorous, it's demanding, it's not popular, it can be rewarding though, if we are successful together. Sometimes I have all day meetings and a lot of behind the scenes work. There is a city council or governing body so one single person cannot pave a disastrous way for the city. If we fail its because we all failed. I have had more sleepless nights than I can count and still do as I think about how we can make our town a better place to work, live and visit. I don't claim to have all the answers and demand to be better tomorrow than I was today. We are problem solvers of every kind and plan to see new revenues coming into the city because of what has transpired with the Rocky Top proposal. People may not understand why or how this is all going to happen and that's ok. Change is not easy, big or small. However, we will see jobs, new businesses, and opportunities coming into town soon. We will be able to afford the things that we need to pay for and pay our employees fair wages for all their hard work someday soon. If I didn't believe in this "proposal" and didn't think it was going to be successful for Lake City, I wouldn't have voted for the name change. Greater thing are yet to come.
Did anyone notice that the news finally reported that the bottling company has only been open since April of this year. Yeah, real successful. What other businesses have these men run for any length of time?
Just thought I would share this little story.. I was Christmas shopping and had a shirt that referenced Lake City on it. A woman from Coalfield mentioned Rocky Top, and nearly laughed in my face at it. Her exact words were that it was silly. That is the general opinion of most people who are looking at this from the outside, including all of my colleagues. I don't believe that any people from out of town are trolling our topix forum to voice support. Those people are probably from Lake City or very nearby.
What happens, happens though. I have tried to raise awareness of its flaws. I will continue to try. In fact, I'm going to meet with a friend of mine who is a business planner to look more closely at costs, land etc., for our town. It would help if the council wasn't almost secretive and released their plans to the public.
Just remember people if this continues and fails or isn't what you expected or wanted who passed it and vote them out. I'm not against change or bettering our town, but I just sinerely believe this isn't what we need.