The Union Recorder


June 11, 2014

KIRBY: Council actions shocking, unacceptable

MILLEDGEVILLE — I was reading the Saturday edition of The Union-Recorder on June 7 and the article about the City Council was shocking. Our elected officials should act above reproach, but this is apparently not the case.

Being an elected official will always come with criticism no matter at what level. For our public officials to take criticism so strongly that it affects public policy, the electorate should step up and say this is not tolerable.

An elected official should never resort to retaliation. For our City Manager to say that retaliation is the way we do business is not acceptable. We should not fear that criticizing our government will result in negative consequences. If the issue was truly about shopping for a better interest rate, why was it discussed in secrecy instead of a public meeting?

I believe every member of the public should go to The Union-Recorder website and listen to the recording.

We, as the public, need to remember situations like this when voting for our elected officials. Do we, as citizens of Milledgeville, really want city leaders who believe retaliation is the way to conduct business? I, for one, do not.


Kevin Kirby


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