Lenoir City voters face same two prop...

Lenoir City voters face same two proposals again

There are 66 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Jul 16, 2012, titled Lenoir City voters face same two proposals again. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

It might seem like dA©jA vu all over again for Lenoir City voters who notice that two initiatives on the Aug.

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Becky

Knoxville, TN

#41 Sep 13, 2012
Who Let The Dawgs Out wrote:
<quoted text> YW. You have already been in my area. You left a lil packet in my paper box. Good luck.
Thank you again. You are an inspiration. You live in a lovely neighborhood. Thanks for not letting the dawgs out. I get a little (lot) nervous when I hear a dog. So far so good!:o):o):o)

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#42 Sep 13, 2012
From Becky Watkins' campaign card:

"I think it is time we tell the City Council that THE CITY AND LCUB JOBS ARE NOT THEIRS TO GIVE AWAY! The Lenoir City government is not a family business and should not be run as if it were. We need a hiring policy that would insure equal opportunity for anyone to apply and be considered according to merit for every open position in the future.
This would not affect current employees.

HOT DANG! GO BECKY!
Who Let The Dawgs Out

Crossville, TN

#43 Sep 14, 2012
I was out and about today and I could not believe ALL the Randall Brown signs people have put in their yards. Yah! I hope this is a good sign of things to come. Go Becky and Randall.
Accountant

Greenback, TN

#44 Sep 14, 2012
I hope the residents of this town will vote for Randall Brown. He is a resident of Lenoir City and and accountant with a degree in that field. That is what we are needing here. He comes from a good family. I have nothing against Mr. Wilburn but he does not live inside the Lenoir City limits and does not need to be in this election. If he wants to run for Loudon County anything he would have my vote but he should not be running for a city office when he lives in the county.
Lenoir City Voter

Knoxville, TN

#45 Sep 15, 2012
Sounds like Mr. Brown would be the smart choice for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that he has recently married and purchased a home in Lenoir City. This means he has set down roots as an adult here having lived here all his life.

This is an impressive young man who comes from a respected local family and would go into the position with the support of many in the community.

There seem to be more than a few people who are intimidated and easily manipulated by "the powers that be" in LC government. It is a circle of influence not easily breached.(Someone mentioned the Mayor who wears a badge and carries a gun. That in itself should be considered conflict interest when seeking the "Cheif Executive Officer" position in the local government.)

Hopefully, over time with a Chief Financial Officer that is CHOSEN AND ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, new council members, and people getting out and voting again, we can reverse the Chicago style politics we have allowed to take root in our City.
Lenoir City Voter

Knoxville, TN

#46 Sep 15, 2012
Looks like one of the incumbent councilmen forgot to read the new ordinance HE VOTED TO PASS on April 9 (first reading) and May 14, 2012 (second reading)!
The ordinance reads as follows: "Public election signs shall be permitted within a public right-of-way not more than thirty (30) days prior to the set date of the city, primary or general election for the office being sought (NOT from early voting date).
Looks like he has "jumped the gun" by about three weeks.
(This regulation DOES NOT APPLY TO public election signs located on PRIVATE PROPERTY.)
Whos on First

Knoxville, TN

#47 Sep 16, 2012
bj junior and bj senior were seen early Saturday putting up signs in public places. All the other signs Ive seen out early are on private property.
O M Gosh

Knoxville, TN

#48 Sep 16, 2012
LOL! These boys are unbelievable. It gets better all the time. How about a test for anyone wanting to run for office? I heard when they were testing for jobs fifteen years ago at least one of them couldn't pass the test so couldn't get hired. Now he gets paid to sit on the Board.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#49 Sep 16, 2012
Whos on First wrote:
bj junior and bj senior were seen early Saturday putting up signs in public places. All the other signs Ive seen out early are on private property.
Drive down 6th Avenue near Rock Springs Rd. Wampler has at least a few of his red signs on the right of way.
Who Let The Dawgs Out

AOL

#50 Sep 16, 2012
Who do you call about these people putting out signs in public places. They make the ruled then they break them. Everybody needs to call and complain..Go Becky and Randall.. "doin a happy dance"
Who Let The Dawgs Out

Crossville, TN

#51 Sep 17, 2012
Codes Enforcement said letters, emails, etc. were sent out today to all the candidates about putting signs out early in public right of ways. So, I guess we will have to wait and see. Ha! I bet their phone was ringing off the wall.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#52 Sep 17, 2012
Who Let The Dawgs Out wrote:
Codes Enforcement said letters, emails, etc. were sent out today to all the candidates about putting signs out early in public right of ways. So, I guess we will have to wait and see. Ha! I bet their phone was ringing off the wall.
I drove around town a little while ago and Bobby Johnson's signs are gone. I didn't see any of them still out there. But it looks like while he was out picking them up Harry Wampler was putting his signs out.

Wampler's signs are everywhere now. They are on Broadway Street, highway 321, and Magee boulevard. I didn't drive everywhere but I guess ole Harry didn't get that memo.
Whos on First

Knoxville, TN

#53 Sep 17, 2012
This is too funny!
The Real Goose

Longmont, CO

#54 Sep 18, 2012
Whos on First wrote:
This is too funny!
It just got funnier. Pat Hunter has posted pictures of Johnson's sign on her site.
http://www.thehunterreport.com/GONEHUNTIN.htm

Dang! This calls for a new blog thread.
Who Let The Dawgs Out

Crossville, TN

#55 Sep 18, 2012
What makes this even funnier is these were policies that was put in place by the ones putting the signs out..Uh! like they use to say on the Jeff Foxworthy show.."HERES YOUR SIGN" and another quote that comes to mind is "YOU CANT FIX STUPID" Loved the Pat Hunter report

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#56 Sep 19, 2012
Who Let The Dawgs Out wrote:
What makes this even funnier is these were policies that was put in place by the ones putting the signs out..Uh! like they use to say on the Jeff Foxworthy show.."HERES YOUR SIGN" and another quote that comes to mind is "YOU CANT FIX STUPID" Loved the Pat Hunter report
Yes Dawgs, there were no council members absent, and the ordinance passed 6-0. Unanimous!

I guess Johnson and Wampler passed the ordinance to find out what was on it.
I guess they are now finding put.
Curious

Knoxville, TN

#57 Sep 20, 2012
Is Mr Johnson's campaign sign on the fence at the Tech Center on Harrison Road because he has got permission from himself to put it there because he is on the school board?

Is Mr Johnson's campaign sign on the lcub fence at the top of G Street because he has gotten permission from himself to put it there because he is on the lcub board?

How would candidates who are just taxpayers and not boards members get permission to put their campaign signs on city fences?

Do we need to revise the ordinance to include city property fences as well as public right of ways?
Patsy Whine

Greenback, TN

#58 Sep 20, 2012
That is the truth. Johnson Sr. should know better than that as many elected jobs as he holds. I guess we are dealing with JR Ewing here! He needs to step down and not be so selfish or the voters need to quit putting him in to office.
Barney

Cookeville, TN

#59 Sep 21, 2012
Curious said, Is Mr Johnson's campaign sign on the fence at the Tech Center on Harrison Road because he has got permission from himself to put it there because he is on the school board?

Intellect "Two Rocks" Johnson gave himself permission to hang the sign on school board property, don't you know he's the chairman of the county school board. How did that dummy ever get elected to office as Treasurer or Lenoir City or school board??????
Hypothetically Speaking

Knoxville, TN

#60 Sep 21, 2012
Say you have a likeable country bumpkin kind of guy on the school board.(He got there because he has a familiar name and a great big smile.) These make real good chairmen for the ones who still want to run the show but don't want to put their own heads on the block, so to speak.
Let the good old bumpkin do the dirty work while the rest sit back and wait to see what sticks.

Say you have a similar guy on council or commission who has never even balanced his own check book. You put him on the budget committee along with a couple of crafty cronies. No one ever has to know that of the few that have all the power, there are even fewer who really run things.

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