$80,475.00 TOO MUCH. All 3 of my opponents were in on a decision to award a higher amount of money on a city construction project, which led to a lawsuit against Lebanon. Our City Charter (of laws) demands the “lowest and best bid” be accepted; every contractor must meet rigid standards in order to be licensed, making each uniformly “the best” in terms of quality, safety, and dependability, and therefore, ethically, the lowest bid must be chosen.
Lame excuses need not apply, nor fellow politicians agreeing with the excuse, by their silence! As Mayor DeMoor, I will rid our city of this chicanery.
Coexistence with corruption is the haven of cowards ~John DeMoor
The newspaper article above: Since 1974, the State of Tennessee has had an "open meetings law" aimed at keeping politicians scrutinized and accountable to citizens. Along with more serious lawsuits surrounding irresponsible spending of taxpayer money, our City Hall features "back-room" discussions concerning "the people's business."
City of Lebanon & State of TN officials, simply Obey your Oath of Office!
Our City of Lebanon politicians seem to be of the same mind as the State of Tennessee Attorney General's office, which, as of October 2020, was handed a rebuke by Chancellor Ellen Hobbs-Lyle for defending the Tennessee Registry Election Finance department's Open Meetings Act violation.
As your next mayor, I will have the authority to make sure ALL the laws are obeyed in Lebanon.
Perhaps, by my BOLD NEW LEADERSHIP in City Hall, officials in the State Capital and Legislature will follow our example?
Well...um....er.......we can hope!