Great article...cuts right to the chase. FedEx put Memphis on the map. Without FedEx, Memphis would be a ghost town.
We need change NOW.
This is one Shelby County resident who is voting Yes to Consoldiation.
I'm not sure where Branston is getting his information about the proposed charter. I certainly didn't get the impression that he has actually read it.
Well, I have actually read the document and it's so much more than what is leading to in this article. He fails to mention any of the good points of the charter...read it for yourself and then decide.
I hate the "N" but might make an exception for Branston and call him a "NAYSAYER"!
I live in unincorporated Shelby County and will vote YES on Nov. 2. This entire area is in desperate need of change. It's time to stop wasting tax dollars on duplication of services. For someone like me, this is perfect. The tax districts are set up so I will only pay for the services I get (I would be in Rural Tax District). County schools remain the same. I will get a vote on whether or not my area is annexed into the Urban Services District (right now the city can take us any time they like). Surrounding small towns will stay the same. I especially like the strong ethics and term limits in the proposed charter. It's time for some new leaders with new attitudes and new ideas.
We, in the suburbs, need to be supportive of Memphis. I may live in the county but I work in the city. I go to ball games, restaurants, parks, museums, the zoo, etc. What quality of life will I have if all that's gone?
If companies continue to pass us by because of our problems (2 govts to deal with & who won't deal with each other, racial issues, etc.), I won't have a job. Unfortunately, my profession does not exist in the suburbs. Not to mention that my kids will want to move away.
Read the charter for yourself before making any rash decision or relying on "hearsay" or rumors. There's a lot of misinformation out there. Check it out for yourself!!
By Micaela Watts
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