Though my campaign for Mayor of Lebanon was unsuccessful, a set-back I freely accept, a number of my main innovative campaign issues have been enacted by city politicians, just prior to Election Day 2020, and after. This page lists the aforementioned ideas, as outlined in my campaign Economic Plan, at the tab above. I've no doubt some of the unsavory characters in current local government will claim the ideas as their own, for that is what ignominious people do.
Prior to and during the 2020 campaign, I learned some local politicians and officials are "Liars to their Oath of Office" to uphold the law, and come from a long line of Lebanon "public servants" ignoring their sworn word.
Let all the pages on this website be the catalyst for a more honorable
City of Lebanon government.
Other pages on this site expose, with evidence only from the public record, the names of current Lebanon politicians and officials who have, and continue to ignore their oath of office to uphold ALL the laws cited in our City Charter, and U.S. Constitution.
Some incidents of (yet) unresolved official misconduct date back to November 2014, when I began cataloging via the Tennessean newspaper, The Lebanon Democrat newspaper, and television news sources broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee, while lodging complaints.
As recent as September 2020, corruption within the executive offices of the Lebanon Police department, lodged by a police lieutenant have been swept "under the rug; click the tab, "More" above, and scroll to "Lebanon Police Accused"
10 Bonds and Counting
My Economic Plan addressed the huge bond debt the city has incurred; one of the bonds date back to 1998!
My campaign officially started in July 2020. During speeches, as well as social media, and website entries, I was the sole candidate addressing City of Lebanon debt. My intention was to meet with our finance department and work on a plan to reduce the bond debt load, by taking advantage of (now) historic percentage rates.
During the October 20, 2020 City Council meeting, the agenda featured a "drop-in" vote to approve refinancing one of the city's bonds to save city taxpayers $900,000.00.
As a direct result from my speeches on corruption and lawsuits against the city, for not selecting the lowest bids on city projects, the mayor and council have begun reporting on the council agenda, and via the news media, the "lowest bid" winner, including the winning contract amount, as compared with other bids submitted.
See "Lawsuits Against Lebanon" by clicking the "More" tab above.
Also, be sure to review the section on this page, how then city council member and soon to be Mayor of Lebanon Rick Bell, voted to award a contract to a HIGHER bidding contractor ($80,475.00 higher), and the disgraceful excuse he gave for violating the city charter statute to award to the lowest bidder.
During my campaign, and after 92 years of catastrophic flooding on the city square, and in neighborhoods throughout Lebanon, I was the sole candidate addressing the problem, AND creating a permanent solution. As of Nov. 19, 2020,The first half of my plan is now being enacted!
You will find my pragmatic- permanent solution to the flooding of the town square, with huge-buried storm drain pipes, and dredging/clearing of problem areas blocking drainage, downstream, and pump stations where necessary.
You will also find an annual effort to mitigate the flooding in our neighborhoods by adding workers whose main duties surround making sure drainage ditches are kept dredged and clear of debris.
In the October 17, 2020 edition of the Lebanon Democrat newspaper, the headline reads: Lebanon’s flood management plan takes shape, announces plans to move $250,000.00 into the Storm-Water Department budget.
AND in the newspaper, November 11, 2020, the city council is voting to add a "Drainage Mitigation Coordinator."
See my "Flooding Remedy" tab above-right (click "more") for details/specifics.
Coexistence with corruption is the haven of cowards....John DeMoor
The disgusting and rampant habit of ignoring laws by not only Lebanon city politicians, but by a local business organization, lawyers, former politicians-turned lawyers-still pulling strings, a currently presiding judge being let off the hook, after confessing to three misdemeanor crimes, (let off) by the local District Attorney, and excused by a judge-judging the judge on trial, who then was elected to a General Sessions Court position, is like an infestation of lice on a dog.
According to long time residents I've spoken with, this has been going on in Lebanon for decades!
Politicians, bureaucrats, and other officials get away with ONLY what We the People allow....John DeMoor
I'm doing my part to fight corruption in the City of Lebanon; what are you doing?