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enough at the trough, Mike?
news for the Tennessee Municipal League
Attorney O'Mara reportedly 'deflated' by new suit; can't stop federal court
from observing constitutional guarantees, but shouldn't the city attorney
be correcting these problems before they lead to lawsuits?
City Manager Jim Shipley had to do was give folks a few more days and notify
them of their right to appeal before he cut off their electricity. But
despite one civil rights suit and publication of the possibility of more,
Shipley's government insisted on continuing the illegal activity until
it brought on a class action lawsuit. -- Complaint
Who is and
isn't doing a good job in local government?
raises are any indication
chief gets raise five times greater than police chief
Time to dump
Shipley and O'Mara
screwed up enough
Utility customers may get justice
23 years of civil rights abuses
bad part is that people who paid their bills
now suffer from city's crimes through higher taxes
couldn't Cookeville just do it right in the first place?
With all the money
the city pays the city attorney, this happens?
Top Cop Bob Terry received only 2% increase; Schmid gets 10%
Terry's raise was the smallest of all department heads in the city; his
short tenure as chief has been riddled with scandals of pornography, pager
sex, lawsuits and extravagant projects in praise of himselfClick
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