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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Dolby

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jul 16, 2012
Why is it so hard to find somebody to run for this office?
O Pinion

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jul 16, 2012
There is a young man prepared to run if the resolution making the position appointed instead of elected fails in the August 2 election.
Too bad we haven't heard more about the young man's qualifications. I understand he has a degree in accounting and several years experience.
As long as we have qualified candidates vying for the job I think the voters should decide. Why would we turn another position over to a few to fill with family and cronies?
Reminder to all

Maryville, TN

#3 Jul 16, 2012
I can think of one very good reason why the voters should approve the change, the last one elected was bobby Johnson jr.!! Or have everyone in this town already forgotten what an idiot he was. LC has a history of electing the idiots anyway so why not add one more
Tonto

Cookeville, TN

#4 Jul 16, 2012
The same voters that elected Bobby Johnson Jr as Treasurer also elected him to the Loudon County School board and his daddy to the Lenoir City school board and Lenoir City Council. The county School budget dwarfs in size compared to Lenoir City's budget, and voters keep electing him to the school board.
Who do you think has the highest IQ on council Booger Shields, Buddy Hines, Eddie Simpson, or Bobby Johnson Sr.? If Bobby is dumb it looks like he's keeping good company.
O Pinion

Knoxville, TN

#5 Jul 16, 2012
Reminder to all wrote:
I can think of one very good reason why the voters should approve the change, the last one elected was bobby Johnson jr.!! Or have everyone in this town already forgotten what an idiot he was. LC has a history of electing the idiots anyway so why not add one more
Obviously you are not a fan of BJ. I think he realized he made a mistake taking on a job that requires much more than a High School Diploma and no accounting experience!
Now that we have learner a lesson there are more options to get and keep a qualified valuable employee who will want the job and who will have the support of the voters that will allow us to keep a good employee for reasons other than him (or her) having to be a puppet to the politicians to keep his job.
BJ may have been able to learn and keep the job with the support of the people. Politics was involved in his inabillity to succeed.
O Pinion

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jul 16, 2012
Oooops!
We have learned a valuable lesson. Returning to an appointed position is not our only option now that we have qualified candidates. Leave it as is for now and let the people make the choice. The council fills all city and lcub job positions, almost exclusively with family members. Why would we want to give them the Chief Financial Officer position as well?
Dolby

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jul 17, 2012
The primary qualification for any public position is honesty. The office is full of supposedly trained clerks, some of them with years of experience.
O Pinion

Knoxville, TN

#8 Jul 17, 2012
Honesty in politics. An oxymoron?
I'm so disappointed in people who profess to be honest and looking out for the good of the people. Once they get elected by making promises they can't keep, they just go along to get along and play the political game in order to stay a long, long, long time.
It is a SHAME!
Dolby

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jul 17, 2012
O Pinion wrote:
Honesty in politics. An oxymoron?
I'm so disappointed in people who profess to be honest and looking out for the good of the people. Once they get elected by making promises they can't keep, they just go along to get along and play the political game in order to stay a long, long, long time.
It is a SHAME!
The requirement for honesty eliminates almost all the career politicians.
Johnsons all the way

Lenoir City, TN

#10 Jul 17, 2012
Reminder to all wrote:
I can think of one very good reason why the voters should approve the change, the last one elected was bobby Johnson jr.!! Or have everyone in this town already forgotten what an idiot he was. LC has a history of electing the idiots anyway so why not add one more
For your information Bobby is not an idiot. If you had a clue what all happen you would not be running your mouth about anything..
He got his certification for the job. You cant run an office when people steal and council members get in the way of him doing his job and allowed the thieves to stay and work and that is tax payers money!!!!!!!
Dolby

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jul 17, 2012
Johnsons all the way wrote:
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For your information Bobby is not an idiot. If you had a clue what all happen you would not be running your mouth about anything..
He got his certification for the job. You cant run an office when people steal and council members get in the way of him doing his job and allowed the thieves to stay and work and that is tax payers money!!!!!!!
The whole city hall was backstabbing Bobby because they wanted an appointed person put in the spot so they could do whatever they wanted.
Who Let The Dawgs Out

AOL

#12 Jul 17, 2012
You cant fix STUPID! Heres your sign! Ha!
Speedo

Knoxville, TN

#13 Jul 22, 2012
bj scrubs

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jul 23, 2012
I heard clerks at city make $45 thousand a year to start. No wonder we're laying off in other departments and can'T afford to buy equipment for fixing streetss and sanitation.
Yup

Oak Ridge, TN

#15 Jul 25, 2012
bj scrubs wrote:
I heard clerks at city make $45 thousand a year to start. No wonder we're laying off in other departments and can'T afford to buy equipment for fixing streetss and sanitation.
U heard wrong! Try closer to $32k
bj scrubs

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jul 25, 2012
Yup wrote:
<quoted text>U heard wrong! Try closer to $32k
must be including some benefits. 13 thousand probly wouldn't be enough for all the benefits the get.
they can even sell the city back their vacation time and add hundreds or thousands more to their salary.
I thought vacation was to give a break from WORK. Guess the dont work hard enough and get enough other paid time off they dont need vacation...geeeezzzz

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#17 Jul 25, 2012
Approve these charter amendments just a few short years after defeating them? If we do that I expect the county's Wheel Tax to be back on the ballot soon.
IMHO

Knoxville, TN

#18 Jul 25, 2012
four years ago it was determined the questions had to be placed on the city election question. The city atty and election director both said so. isnt this true and what changed since then.
O Pinion

Knoxville, TN

#19 Jul 25, 2012
Lenoir City is a "Home Rule " municipality. They have more flexibility in some things. Maybe this is one of them.
It would be good for the people to be allowed to decide since for the first time we may have two educated and qualified candidates to choose from.
Unequal Justthis

Knoxville, TN

#20 Jul 26, 2012
Reminder to all wrote:
I can think of one very good reason why the voters should approve the change, the last one elected was bobby Johnson jr.!! Or have everyone in this town already forgotten what an idiot he was. LC has a history of electing the idiots anyway so why not add one more
That doesn't help at all! Look at our Codes non-enforcement Officer. She can not understand nor interpret our codes and zoning requirements or she gets paid to look the other way while other Elected Officials maintain 'plausible deniability'.

One forged documents and the other ignores them.

Give them an IQ test with a requirement of at least 100. Since they(Especially the Police)receive income from taxpayers do they need a drug test like Hurley wanted for welfare takers? Just say Yes!

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