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SAVE TUCKER! Says the Public Must Demand to See a Proposed City Charter From Tucker 2015

Misinformation and conflicting reports about what a new city would
actually do, how much it would cost and how the process works is
making it very difficult for residents to support ANY plan.  Tucker
residents must INSIST that city advocates put an actual proposed charter
in front of them before they will support it.  We can't stop corruption
if we refuse to change the process that has let it continue for decades!
Posted on the Tucker 2015 Facebook page, a description about a proposed city of Tucker that ended with this statement, "Tucker 2015 believes these complex factors deserve to be considered by all citizens who will bear the cost, not simply a small group of unelected volunteers." 

 Which led to this response from one commenter:

??   Who elected YOU??  Tucker 2015 IS a small group of unelected people, possibly even PAID (as the Tucker 2014 was  listed with the state of Ga as a For Profit company and Auman has been quoted as being the Tucker 2014 PAID lobbyist).     
How do you announce your meetings?   You are intentionally leaving out neighborhoods from your plan based on how you believe they will vote.  That is NOT a better plan than what we have now.  WHERE is your proposed charter?  HOW can you ask the good people of Tucker to support a plan that you REFUSE to put IN WRITING for us to read?  Your words and promises are no more binding than those of the former school board members who promised Livsey a new roof or who told Smoke Rise Elementary that they would be able to donate a playground to the school.  
Can you justify the high cost  you are asking for the administration of the city of Tucker?  How are you being fiscally responsible when  you know you have wanted, and are still planning, for a police force?   You started out your earlier meetings by saying that the police was the most important reason to start a city.  But, now you don't want one because you are being fiscally responsible?  Yet, you don't mind asking for MILLIONS to set up a cushy office with high paying jobs,  presumably for yourselves?   
Why don't you put an actual plan in front of the residents of Tucker if you really want support for it.  Stop holding these offensive, pointless meetings (just like Lakeside) and work on a real proposal document.  Show us the numbers and the plan instead.  Then  you won't  have to ask for support - you will know whether or not the plan presented meets the need of those you are asking/expecting to pay for it.  Simple as that.  Thank you.

If you agree that Tucker 2015 should NOT be pushing residents for their support until they can produce a draft CHARTER document for review, please SHARE A LINK to this page to tell others about this lack of transparency.  A promise of a plan is a far cry from a REAL plan we can see on paper.   Tucker 2015 is lobbying you for support without proving to you that they deserve it.

Please think about the community of Tucker and what is best for everyone by ASKING Tucker 2015 to MAKE THEIR CHARTER PUBLIC so that we will fully understand what they want us to support.

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