“Only two candidates for fiscal sanilty. Dennis Waldron and Melisa Brown.” – Concerned Citizens of La Vergne.
In all honesty how can this sentence even make sense? Dennis Waldron has consistently voted for more debt and less agenda items to be paid for. Was he not the man who voted for the fire contract with the city a year before it expired?
He voted recently for a contract and then voted against the funding for it. How is that fiscally responsible?
When did he ever purpose a solution for the growing Water/Sewer debt that was hitting the city? What alternatives did he purpose in meetings workshops to the property tax increase?
And then we get to Melisa Brown who does not even know when the budget discussions and planning begins. She is out there promising to maintain city services while cutting back the budget. If you cut funding to departments they have to make cuts as well. His main concern in running for office is to be the voice of the Concerned Citizens. She has stated she represents those against the tax increase, so if you support it and what it’s done, like provide additional police officers and fire fighters then she doesn’t want to represent you because she has no clue on how.
She has publicly stated that she doesn’t see how the city’s police department could even be improved. This shows everyone exactly the mind set of this candidate. She doesn’t even know of the problems with the CAD system. Maybe losing calls is ok with her, but we should all strive do better.
So with all of that we can see that neither Dennis Waldron & Melisa Brown are fiscal nor sane.