The Semmes municipal election is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23rd. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Semmes First Baptist Church, 4070 Wulff Road. Even if we wanted to, it appears we no longer have the choice of voting for individuals. As evidence of this, clusters of signs along our roadways indicate this election has two teams vying for your vote – not twelve individuals. This “team” bombardment all began when land was cleared for these political signs, including a parcel of land on Illinois street previously proposed by the mayor as an excellent site for City Hall.
Mr. Platt, I would like for you to publish the following for my fellow citizens in the City Of Semmes. This information was taken directly from the Alabama League of Municipalities. I think the public needs to be educated about the fact that all that has been done in the city wouldn’t have been possible without the approval of council. Everyone is under the impression that the mayor is the one who has done it all. Please find a way to share this…
Let me ask you a few questions that should be easily accessible to the citizens of Semmes, but after reviewing the City’s web page, are woefully inadequate. The number one priority for any public official should be for public safety. I would argue that the largest impact on the public is affected through the public infrastructure that the citizen will interact with including water, sanitary, storm water, and roads.. No one considers the work of producing a glass of water and delivering that water to each customer, but when it goes awry as we saw in Flint, M.I. the effect on a community can be devastating in so many ways. So a few questions for the current mayor,
Has a comprehensive study of the City infrastructure and accompanying report on those findings been completed?
One point that I would like to make. I have heard this statement made several times now, that if we were “involved”, we would know the truth about what is going on in Semmes. This is a tired, worn out excuse that does not make a valid point. Every single person that spends as little as a dollar is involved in this city. Our tax dollars are what support this city.
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Published on Apr 13, 2014
Semmes, Ala. (WPMI) Semmes Mayor Judy Hale came under fire at Monday night’s council meeting. At one point, she threatened to have council members removed from the meeting.