Monday, November 26, 2007

Twist and Shout

After attending the regular monthly City of Leland ’s board meeting for October. I discovered that the Mayor had refused to place my name on the agenda after requesting to be placed on the agenda over a month in advance. Alderman Thomas made the motion that I be placed on the agenda, and be allowed to speak. It was voted on, and passed unanimously.

After asking a few questions one would have thought that the Mayor, Board, and their Representative was on American Bandstand by the way they danced, and waltzed around questions regarding the high electric rates, they were also asked about the secret utility list of those individuals who paid little or no utility bills at all, that really raised the temperature, that’s when the twist, and shouting began.

I had already been informed by several individuals that the list did exist including several Board members, and others who would know, however the Mayor, and her entourage denied that there was such a list, and that the list did not exist. It is not only a disgrace when elected, and appointed officials steal, or misappropriate funds, it is also a criminal offense, and what’s worst is the majority of the citizens sat on the side waiting for others to admonish the Board, and do what all citizens should be up in arms about.

I think that it is appropriate at this time to thank those individuals who participated, and took a stand in picketing the city, for your courageous convictions, and belief in fairness, and honesty. It is individuals like you who at the end of the day really make the difference. Again, thanks, and continue to do the things that you know is right.

James W Lowe, Sr.

Again, I commend Mr. Lowe for exercising his right to be heard. If we silently allow board members and elected officials to reign unchecked, we are holding the door open for abuse of power.

Forthright

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't live in Leland.. But I am wondering how the city of leland has anything to do with the price of the electric rates? If they do I think they might be the only ones that do have that control. Its my belief that the price of our power is some what controlled by the price of oil. Being that that is how it is produced in this part of the country. I think that it is somewhat silly to protest a city because the price of electric rates. Water, sewage and city taxes are what you protest the city over. We are all suffering the high prices not just Leland! Go Protest the power company!!

James Bond!!

Anonymous said...

Then answer this: How come a friend of mine 4 states away has an electric bill of $75 while I (in Leland) have one close to the $400 mark?

Anonymous said...

My power bill runs 160-200/month in mid summer. My neighbors bill is 400/month. We are on the same power pole/transformer. Her place is about half the size of mine. Power companies fault?? Mmmmmmmm you decide!

James Bond

Anonymous said...

That still don't have anything to do with protesting the city about a power bill!!

Anonymous said...

The City of Leland buys electricity and resells it to the citizens of Leland. How much is the markup is the question and does everyone pay and pay the same amount?

Anonymous said...

Ooohhhhh!!!! Picket the city!!!
James Bond!!

Anonymous said...

James Bond, stupid is as stupid does, what catigory do you fall in. The cty of Leland buys it's electric rates in bulk at whole sale rates, and retail it to back to it's citzens at extreamyl high rates, some citizens, officials, and the insiders pay little or no rates at all. Is that so difficult James. Even a Einstein like you should be able to understand that hopefully. Sssssssshhhhhhheeeeeee!!!

Anonymous said...

James Bond if you don't live in Leland, and you don't know what you are talking about, keep your garbage dump closed, and stay out of Leland's business. and take care of your own's.

Anonymous said...

007 it is silly to speak on issues if you don't know what you are talking about. I assure you that Mr. Lowe as you can see is well versed on the things that he is involved in, so Shurlock Holmes keep your trap shut, mind your own business.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bond, where do you live? I know where your head is, you had better pull it out sometime you might get constipated, and can't get it out, or you might get dirreah, and can't get it out in time.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. I didn't know that the city screws yall like that. I have never lived in a city that does that! MMm maybe I can get my buddy The mayor of Greenville to do that for our city. We could use the extra income for the city. What a great idea!!
Da Bond, James Bond!!

Anonymous said...

Please people, spell check before posting.

Anonymous said...

And we wonder why our schools are in trouble? The adults are illiterate, and there's little hope for educating their children if this is what they come home to every day. Have some pride, people. No one takes your comments seriously when you can't coherently verbalize them.

Anonymous said...

You must live a simple life!! Who cares about spelling!! Does that make you a better person? There is more to life then spelling a word CORECCT!!
Anononymous!

Anonymous said...

i muss agree!! aftall we is inna delta!
i needs my check!! Dat oh sorri Govamint. da is slo. a ma needs his check!! Im is 31 years ol, da ant had mi chec twome on tim Mi kiz is hongry!
Eboniclly coret
Big Mama!!

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Anonymous said...

No, I don't live a simple life, but I do take pride in my ELEMENTARY education and try to spell my words correctly whenever I write or type them. Better to be silent and thought an idiot than to open ones mouth, (or type words in this case), and remove all doubt.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Lowe next Mayor of Leland!!!!!!

science explorer said...

Thank you Mr. Lowe for everything you have done! I was at the board meeting and you couldn't get a word in for Barbara and Josh. Of course Josh would oppose a property tax raise, hasn't been raised in 30 yrs, he lives in a big house on the lake. Barbara knew what the list was because she and her daughter are on the top of it!! Keep up the good protesting and maybe come election time we, the citizens of Leland, will show those 2 what we really think of them!!!

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