August 1, 2017
Last night Comm. Pennamon could not stand it that Mary Patrick thanked Comm. Bruce Henry for sticking in there and pushing (over 3 or 4 meetings) to cut the SPLOST projects and the corresponding debt.
It seems what Comm. Pennamon was really upset about was the TWG report of him and Comm. Jernigan tag-teaming Comm. Henry in a previous meeting for trying to make cuts and the TWG report of Comm. Pennamon suggesting a financial advisor to help them fund the $8.2M in SPLOST debt. He questioned Ms. Patrick about both of those before the meeting.
Comm. Pennamon asked that Mary Patrick put the above video up on the blog. Was he “encouraging” her to report things the way he wanted instead of what really goes on in the meetings when he spoke to her?
Pennamon said he wanted her to “get it and get it right.” That is the exact reason we put up videos, because it seems the BOC can’t remember what they say during a meeting. Without the videos, how much would they deny to the public and how much would they hide from the public?
Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.