Albany/Dougherty Consolidation: Former City Councilman Jay Cole email

This was forwarded out to me with a request that I post it here, so here goes:

From: Jay Cole
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 2:13 PM
To: Carol Fullerton; Freddie Powell Sims ; Ed Rynders
Subject: Albany Dougherty Consolidation

Ladies and Gentleman,

Let me start by thanking you for your service to the State of Georgia and to your constituents. I will be brief as I know you are extremely busy and have heard all of the arguments pro and con already about consolidation.

I served two terms as an Albany City Commissioner and am intimately aware of the inner workings of municipal government. I also served on the Consolidation Study Commission which required many, many hours of meetings, study and debate all in good faith that the City and County would follow our recommendation.

As you know, some of our locally elected officials have decided that consolidation is a bad idea and that the citizens are not intelligent enough to decide for themselves. They continue to pay “lip service” to the process but offer no alternatives. They must be awfully afraid of something! Losing their seat???

Carol and Ed, thank you for pushing the process forward and putting the pressure back on the locally electeds.

Sen. Sims, we need, want and deserve a vote on this matter.



Jay Cole
Albany, GA.


One Response

  1. I don’t know Jay Cole, but I like him already!

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