The following is an email sent to State Rep Carol Fullerton by a friend of mine. This friend’s name has been taken out at his/her request.
Although I rarely express an opinion about pending legislation, and have not yet seen Mr. Rynder’s proposed consolidation/vote bill, I’m moved to voice my opinion.
I feel (strongly) that voters should be allowed to make their wishes known. If the WALB report was correct, it is my understanding that Mayor Adams and Jeff Sinyard feel that they should have been allowed to make their wishes known in advance (and, I assume, in opposition).
They, as voters, could express that opinion at the same time as all the other registered voters who might be affected by consolidation–at the polls. Two people, each of whom could have a vested interested in keeping the county and city separate, should not be allowed to decide for everyone else what will happen.
I do not even know yet what my opinion would be (not having seen the proposed legislation), but I do not want that choice to be taken away from me by those two people, for whom I did not, and will not, vote.
Please help us, the voters, have a chance to voice our opinions at the polls.
Friend of Jeff’s
And this is Rep. Fullerton’s response:
Thanks, Friend of Jeff’s for your note. I appreciate your thoughtful opinion about being able to vote for the consolidation issue. Freddie and Winfred need to hear from folks as well. I think it might be just the thing our community needs to get it on a better track.
My name is on the resolution. I am encouraging the Mayor and the Chairman to sit down and let’s look at a timetable to review options and hopefully accomplish this project. Many thanks, Carol
For the record, Rep Fullerton’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. State Senator Freddie Sims’ email is email@example.com. State Rep Ed Rynders’ email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and State Rep Winfred Dukes’ email is email@example.com.
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