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The point of the DA asking for money to investigate politicians should have begun years ago. The Feds are now involved and I'm curious is it because Gwinnett County alone could not get the job done. I understand your frustration with the messenger and at the same time find it moot. The State/County/City can adopt some bylaw to clear up some loop hole stating you can be a politician if you owe back taxes (hopefully one that states they are rectifying).
All these character references should give Witt some sense of comfort. Snellville Politicians can clear it all up with a vote or some by law to prevent this from happening in the future. You can become a politician and owe back taxes. It's very simple. Someone needs to create a reality show out of Gwinnett County politics.
The last thing this country or county needs is ANOTHER new TAX. State Leg. makes new law to increase revenue and does not give appropriate resources. I hope this is not a money up front deal and down the road they find they cannot maintain and need a bail out. The Tax Commissioner claims it's not a long term commitment. Have we ever seen a government agency offer to give back money? The County needs to tell them we don't have the money and can't provide the service unless they come up with money. Reminiscent of the trash plan.
I disagree with no action. Either city officials in Snellville state it is okay to owe back taxes while holding office and determining taxation for others. It's quite simple. Email your Snellville officials and let them know you do not mind if they owe back taxes while they spend your tax money.
I don't know the law in these instances and have read where there are many politicians who owe back taxes. Should someone who owes back taxes be able to vote on taxation? Regardless of the reason? There are very few I know who are not experiencing some type of financial tap dance. Gwinnett appears to be a political cess pool.
What I do not agree with is attacking the person who wrote this article. Attacking the messenger is another way to divert attention from the subject matter. Many of you appear to be in a certain political grouping that flock to any negative press on certain subject matter. This raises eyebrows. No different than those that think the former commissioner Lassiter deserved leniency.
Deal with the subject. Let a judge rule on it or bring it to a vote on the council. Let it set a precedent in the State of Ga or in the CIty of Snellville. You can owe back taxes and become a politician or you can't.
Where is the DA investigation on Mike Beaudreau charging the taxpayers for going to Christmas parties, funerals, ball games? Must be that cronyism again with the DA.
What has Porter really done about political corruption & cronyism? How long has he been in this position? He himself involved himself in politics several years ago with Kenerly. Now FEDS involved he wants more money to investigate locally. Where was he YEARS ago investigating politicians and asking for money for this purpose? Lassiter going to jail is the 1st and she is relatively NEW. Any investigations into planning department? Any other departments? The DA office itself? Is there a statute of limitations of time with politicians?
Beaudreau has cost the taxpayers enough money. His taxpayer funded Christmas parties, funerals, ballgames, were enough. Where is the investigation! He should have to RESIGN NOW.
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