County moves to redistrict boundaries

County moves to redistrict boundaries

There are 20 comments on the Monroe County Advocate story from Jul 18, 2011, titled County moves to redistrict boundaries. In it, Monroe County Advocate reports that:

Changes are coming to the three political districts of Monroe County. According to last year's Census, there are too many residents located in the 2nd District of the county, which consists of the Madisonville and Vonore area, in comparison to 1st District and 3rd District .

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Vonore Resident

Niota, TN

#1 Jul 25, 2011
Why can Vonore not be a 4th district?
Gudger

Niota, TN

#2 Jul 26, 2011
I seen in the Buzz where Gudger Bill is for Vonore having their own district! Thanks Gudger Bill your AWESOME!!! Not many of the county commisioners will stand up and do the fair thing... In fact look at what Mayor Yates said in the BUZZ! That was a mafia approch to things and shows where his 2014 political career is going!
the real gudger

United States

#3 Jul 27, 2011
Gudger wrote:
I seen in the Buzz where Gudger Bill is for Vonore having their own district! Thanks Gudger Bill your AWESOME!!! Not many of the county commisioners will stand up and do the fair thing... In fact look at what Mayor Yates said in the BUZZ! That was a mafia approch to things and shows where his 2014 political career is going!
I seriously doubt that you are actually from Gudger, but any way,
Mr. Yates was only asking a question.In know way was it a threat.
I know because I was there. Get the facts straight, and by all
means learn how to spell.(approch is spelled approach)
District one rocks

United States

#4 Jul 27, 2011
I was there at the meeting too and thought that Mayor Yates did a terrible job explaining why he does not want a 4th district. In fact after hearing his statements and arrogant responses I changed my mind from not wanting a 4th district to SUPPORTING a 4th district! Mayor Yates keep talking it's helping us get a 1st district mayor in 2014:) and VONORE don't give up. If you don't succeed now we will get you a republican mayor in 2014 that will be supportive of a 4th district the next go around!
the real gudger

United States

#5 Jul 27, 2011
District one rocks wrote:
I was there at the meeting too and thought that Mayor Yates did a terrible job explaining why he does not want a 4th district. In fact after hearing his statements and arrogant responses I changed my mind from not wanting a 4th district to SUPPORTING a 4th district! Mayor Yates keep talking it's helping us get a 1st district mayor in 2014:) and VONORE don't give up. If you don't succeed now we will get you a republican mayor in 2014 that will be supportive of a 4th district the next go around!


Again, someone needs to get their facts straight. Mayor Yates did
not say he was not supportive of a 4th district. And as far as being arrogant, you must have him confused with the lady who kept
interrupting. I need not remind you that is not up to Mayor Yates
whether a 4th district is created. It is up to the commissioners.
District one rocks

United States

#6 Jul 27, 2011
the real gudger wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, someone needs to get their facts straight. Mayor Yates did
not say he was not supportive of a 4th district. And as far as being arrogant, you must have him confused with the lady who kept
interrupting. I need not remind you that is not up to Mayor Yates
whether a 4th district is created. It is up to the commissioners.
Well it don't affect me so I don't really care. All I know is Sweetwater is gaining a little more piece of the county and in 2014 you will see a new mayor from Sweetwater and a sheriff from Madisonville elected that is for the growth of our county. The county commissioners can vote however they want. Just like the commissioners did that voted for the wheel tax. You seen how popular their political career was after that vote:) THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE 2014 ELECTION!
citico river

Niota, TN

#7 Jul 28, 2011
the real gudger wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, someone needs to get their facts straight. Mayor Yates did
not say he was not supportive of a 4th district. And as far as being arrogant, you must have him confused with the lady who kept
interrupting. I need not remind you that is not up to Mayor Yates
whether a 4th district is created. It is up to the commissioners.
I live in Citico and I think we have the best commissioners in the county in the third district. With that said, my family and I will vote against each one of them if they do not support putting us in the Vonore Fourth District. We are closer to Vonore and although our commissioners are outstanding, the community as a whole feels only right thing to do is to put us with Vonore. I may be only one vote but you get everyone up here that feels the same way and see if we can swing and election. In fact if you noticed how close the elections have been the past few times it just takes a few votes to vote a person out of office. As to Mr. Yates your political career is not doing to well. I was not at the meet but I did not agree with your comments in the BUZZ newspaper. You have showen your selfishness to each and everyone of us voters. If you was for a fourth district you would have done your homework and presented two plans, one of which would have been for a fourth district. Good luck trying to distance yourself from not supporting it. Oh I agree with the other person you will need a lot of luck in 2014.

Since: Nov 09

Lenoir City, TN

#8 Jul 29, 2011
I the population has grown that much then how about pumping some money into downtown Madisonville so it doesn't look so bad. Maybe Mayor Yates can dig up some from somewhere. Or they need to get somebody that knows how to apply for them?
realistic

Kodak, TN

#9 Jul 30, 2011
You people amaze me every time i get on topix just to look at the gossip. You all degrade a mayor and threaten to remove him from office in 2014 when he doesn't even control the districts. The county commisioners would be the one to create a 4th district not the mayor. If your going to get on here and bad mouth politicians, at least support your reason with a real argument. Not something you had all wrong to begin with. Become a little more educated before you go bashing on someone for something they have no control over in the first place. Eat it up
Sweetwater Fan

Buffalo, TX

#10 Jul 30, 2011
the real gudger wrote:
<quoted text>
I seriously doubt that you are actually from Gudger, but any way,
Mr. Yates was only asking a question.In know way was it a threat.
I know because I was there. Get the facts straight, and by all
means learn how to spell.(approch is spelled approach)
This is like the guy picking out the splinter in his friend's eye when he has a plank in his own. "Know" should be "no".
real gudger

United States

#11 Jul 31, 2011
Sweetwater Fan wrote:
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This is like the guy picking out the splinter in his friend's eye when he has a plank in his own. "Know" should be "no".
You obviously have a full grown log in your eye because he
actually did use the correct spelling of the word "no". Get a life
White

Niota, TN

#12 Aug 2, 2011
realistic wrote:
You people amaze me every time i get on topix just to look at the gossip. You all degrade a mayor and threaten to remove him from office in 2014 when he doesn't even control the districts. The county commisioners would be the one to create a 4th district not the mayor. If your going to get on here and bad mouth politicians, at least support your reason with a real argument. Not something you had all wrong to begin with. Become a little more educated before you go bashing on someone for something they have no control over in the first place. Eat it up
If you would read the paper you would know that the reasons have already been brought before the commission. Where is the plan that Mayor Yates has for the 4th district? I heard he did not have one at the meeting In fact the newspaper read as if Yates played a big part of the process! Why would he get all tore up about not taking any one from Gudger??? Oh wait that's his back yard can't let that happen. hahah Yeah keep telling people Yates don't have no control over it maybe someone will believe you. Does anyone know whats up with Commissioner Alexander? I heard she really showed her true colors at the meeting? I wasn't there unfortunately due to work just wondering what others think? Thank you.
wat the heck

Niota, TN

#13 Aug 3, 2011
What the heck is the Mayor and County Commission afraid of that they need questions in advance? I guess they need time to figure out the best way to say they don't need a 4th district. GET A BACK BONE MAYOR YATES & COUNTY COMMISSION!

I thought I would never say it since i'm republican but give me Mayor Watson any day!
Your Vote Counts

Niota, TN

#14 Aug 4, 2011
Every one needs to remember this issue in 3 years when it is election time. Remember how your commissioners vote and how they handled themselves during this important part of shaping Monroe County.

Please write, call and/or go see your commissioners and let them know how you feel Monroe County!
The Buck Stops Here

Mount Juliet, TN

#15 Aug 12, 2011
It's funny that the mayor has appointed the re-districting committee, is the chairman of the re-districting commettee and makes anyone attending the re-districting meetings submit their questions in writing AND HE NOW SAYS THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY SAY SO IN THE RE-DISTRICTING PROCESS OR THE ABILITY TO CREATE A 4TH DISTRICT??????????

Sounds to my like HE thinks that people are stupid & HE is trying to blame things on the county commissioners!
LOL

Raleigh, NC

#16 Aug 12, 2011
You obviously have a full grown log in both your eyes because, he actually did not use the correct spelling of the word "no". Seems like you need to get a life.
real gudger wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously have a full grown log in your eye because he
actually did use the correct spelling of the word "no". Get a life
BAD COMMISSIONERS

Niota, TN

#17 Nov 8, 2011
Well by now everyone has seen the 4th district and how the current County Commissioners showed their true colors. I will give credit for creating the 4th district, however they were not fair by voting for a district to attempt to put a bandaid on Vonore for no representation.
Please look at how the commissioners voted. Vonore only gets 1 commissioner, which could have been advoided by a single vote by Commissioner Judy Lee.
Commissioner Lee or the other commissioners can change this by bringing it up in the next County Commission meeting. I encourage everyone to voice there support by calling their commissioner asking them respectfully to do the right thing and change the 4th district to equal representation.
BAD COMMISSIONERS

Niota, TN

#18 Nov 8, 2011
and by the way I live in the part of the 2nd district that was not effected by the new 4th district and feel this way. I can only imagine what people that this effects are going through. I guess this is Mayor Yate's way of getting his way by cutting the political parties up for the next election.
geez

Mount Juliet, TN

#19 Nov 9, 2011
I think the Vonore area should consult with an attorney and see if they can file a law suit against Mayor Tim Yates and each commissioner that is not allowing them to be represented with an equal number of commissioners as the other districts. Also invite TV news to the meetings.
Vote Them Out

Niota, TN

#20 Nov 9, 2011
They should be ashamed! I hope Monroe County does not allow this to happen. Get on those phones and let you voices be heard! Get the word out that it is not over and they can change it.

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