City Hall: When is enough, enough?
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Seems like we're getting the story of the day out of city hall these days. Here's a list just from memory...

Begging the County for money for a city project (Farmers Market)
Alcohol laws
Internet phone bills
Loss of accreditation for police department over paper work
Hiring a city manager who isn't a city manager
Fire district
Alcohol laws
Council infighting
Don't give the low bid, then give the low bid
Stealing newspapers
Lawsuits over open meetings
Settlements for firing employees who sued
Alcohol laws
Budget crisis caused by overspending
Cranky development regulations
The unified code that never was
Alcohol laws
Firing your best supervisors or make them quit
Free water taps for good 'ol boys and then take it to the First Baptist Church
Club Zone
Pave your parking lot, don't pave your parking lot
Hire a City Manager who doesn't have to lie on his resume but does
Fire district
Alcohol laws
Election problems
Build a Police Department that looks like the Governors Mansion
Let South Main Street and residential neighborhoods rot in hell
Alcohol laws

What did I miss?

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patk commented on Saturday, Aug 06, 2011 at 22:13 PM

Underlying problem is a severe lack of leadership or vision.

Sox commented on Saturday, Aug 06, 2011 at 23:11 PM

Alcohol laws

justsaying commented on Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 16:51 PM

I think they should get some of what they dish out. Turner has fired officers at the police department for improper paperwork ( etc ) so why not do the same to him for not keeping the proper paperwork to keep the accreditation. the rest of the group should be removed from office or fired also.

dandelion commented on Monday, Aug 08, 2011 at 08:35 AM

The newspaper thief and the slumlord are up for re-election this fall.

Mystery commented on Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 14:43 PM

I sure would like to know what it is that has some of you so bitter against Turner and the city. There must be something beyond the obvious for a couple of you to be so mad.

justsaying commented on Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 17:02 PM

If you spend any time around him and really get to know him you would know why. The officers at the police department don't trust him because he has fired officers for things that has done himself. He attempted to leave the police department several times and when he finally left one time he was able to get York to take him back and look where that got York. He had not been at his current post six months and was seeking a chiefs job in Chatham county. As for the city that should be no question.

sbororesident01 commented on Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 20:45 PM

This blog has drifted away from the original post. Regardless of personal views on Mr. Turner or any other department head, we should look at how our city government is ran collectively. I believe the city has had its share of issues arise over the years. Most of those issues have been addressed. If anyone has a specific legit complaint about a member of our government then they should voice it through the proper channels, and I believe it will be addressed. For instance, the issue of Mr. Britt's internet bill. The issue was made public, and Mr. Britt paid the bill. End of story; next issue.

sbororesident01 commented on Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 21:32 PM

...And before I get an inflamatory response accusing me of being this person or that person, I will say I am not a current city employee. I still reside in the city and work now in the private sector.

I understand concerns voiced by other citizens. I just wish we all would take a step back and look at the good for once. We have a thriving community, a great Univeristy, a professional public safety department, easy access to other larger cities, and most importantly we have the capability to grow into a bigger and even more thriving city.

Mystery commented on Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM

But the ones running the city are RUINING it too.

FrankCostanzasLawyer commented on Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 at 22:43 PM

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
-George Bernard Shaw.

patk commented on Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 08:13 AM

They're looking for a new attorney. Did they fire that other one? http://marketplace.statesboroherald.c...

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