When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual. Then it became optional.
I'm getting out before it becomes mandatory.
Overwhelmed by top job
It's a shame that someone who was elected Mayor does not have the ability to accomplish the daily tasks without more positions being created. Donald Walker ran the city for 14 years without spending additional money on upper level positions. He wanted his department heads to report directly to him because he wanted to be aware of the issues in the city. He also cared about his employees and wanted to discuss the city's business with them and get their input. Chuck Shaheen is interested only in himself and "promoting" the city by taking more trips and spending more the the city's money. He knows nothing and is not interested in learning how to manage the city. He needs someone to do it for him. His comments on Foy Evans being the only successful mayor shows his inadequacy and jealously for Donald Walker. He could never hope to walk in those shoes. Donald Walker earned the respect he got from the citizens of Warner Robins.
As for quoting Bible verses, Chuck needs to put them back into context. The rock that Jesus spoke of here was Himself, meaning our faith is built on our trust in Jesus, not a silly organizational chart.
Doing it for more
I cannot believe that in a recession the mayor wants to add three new positions which do not need to be added. This is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Also, rumor has it that Willie Talton will be getting one of those positions. I know this must be a hundred thousand of dollars to add this positions plus their benefits. But we do not have money for the new law enforcement center?
It is time for our city council to take control. I do hope that they vote against this new proposal.
If our council is weak and decides not to make waves, then I sure hope that these supervisory positions are filled from within by qualified personnel.
I am very disappointed in Mayor Shaheen because he is not thinking about the city employees that have been there for years and have worked hard for the city in hopes of getting ahead. What happens to morale and attitudes when the mayor appoints someone who is not qualified over city employees?
Hotel Motel tax
Politicians know one thing and one thing only: How to raise taxes on everything if it crawls, sleeps, walks or talks.
Oh, how I miss Mayor Donald Walker. He made Warner Robins great without taxing us to death!
Sure now tax the poor traveler. That is a great way to endear visitors to town; slap them with an 8 percent tax on a bill that may be 100 a night for a bed. Outrageous.
I would keep on driving if it were me.
(Editor’s Note: For the record, the proposed hotel-motel tax discussion at the council meeting two weeks ago was at the insistence of members of council, not the mayor.)
I would hope the people of Warner Robins are completely outraged about the "team building" weekend spent by the mayor, city council and department heads at Reynolds Plantation.
Here are my concerns:
-Why couldn’t they have met meeting here in town at one of the many venues we have?
-With what budget surplus do we plan on paying these new positions he is requesting?
-Maybe we can cut a few more teachers out of the system or reduce the size of our emergency services in the city. I'm sure we will not raise taxes to pay for not only the new positions but also the $50,000 raise we gave the new mayor to manage less.
Keep up the good work mayor we will soon be in the same situation so many other cities in Georgia are in, broke with a whole group of people at the top saying "it was not because of me".
McBerry for Gov
Ray McBerry again distinguished himself as the only true constitutionalist in the race for Georgia governor. His respect for the spirit of liberty of the people shows in his approach to decision-making and the steps he would take to prevent federal agencies from restricting private production and industry in our state.
Georgians working together on Georgia priorities can spur local growth and prosperity independent of and immune to federal policies that kill jobs in the private sector and increase government jobs paid for by taxpayers.
We cannot escape the reins of Washington by replacing the drivers every few years. We need a Governor who knows how and when to say "ENOUGH, NOT IN MY STATE."
We need RAY McBERRY.
Scott for Gov.
If it wasn't clear before this debate, it certainly is now: Intellectually and in terms of experience and sensibility, Rep. Austin Scott is mighty impressive. Every time he speaks in one of these forums, he stands head and shoulders above all of the Republican candidates.
Why is John Oxendine afraid to appear with Scott or the others for that matter? I think the answer is obvious - he knows that he's outclassed and ignorant of the important facts facing the next Georgia governor.
I do believe John Oxendine is simply operating on the belief that it is to his advantage to stay out of the give-and-take of debates as much as possible. If so, I hope this strategy backfires. He needs to show up like everyone else.