Mayor and Council of Marietta Georgia
City That Doesn’t Care
Mayor Dunaway is the one in the red tie. He is one of the good ol’ boys of the community.
Left to Right in top picture with email addresses at popular request:
Holly Marie Walquist – Ward 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Irvan Alan Pearlberg – Ward 4 email@example.com
Rev. Anthony Coleman – Ward 5 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Bill Dunaway BDunaway@mariettaga.gov
Griffin Chalfant – Ward 2 email@example.com
Annette Lewis – Ward 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim King – Ward 6 email@example.com
Philip M. Goldstein-Ward 7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 1 includes the site featured in the AJC article today “Marietta police clear out homeless” written by Yolanda Rodriguez There you can find a gallery of pictures.
Ward 5 includes the site featured in most of my articles. It includes the area our homeless veteran friend Al and the recently deceased Dominic lived.
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The City That Doesn’t Care (aka Marietta, Georgia) routinely breaks or does not enforce many of its own laws. Laws that have often been highly publicized but still selectively enforced, if enforced at all. Homelessness is not one of them. That crime is enforced.
I grew up in this city. I’ve lived here since 1945. I’ve always loved it here. Presently I live in the county outside, but own property within the city. My wife graduated with the Mayor, one of the councilmen once worked for me at Lockheed, I’ve known others for decades. My children and grandchildren went to school with some of theirs.
I respect them all, but Marietta, we have a problem. This was once a city that cared, it was once a city of respect, it was once a “gem” city. Now it is a disgrace on many fronts. Particularly with regards to the homeless. Also with regards to enforcing the laws on themselves. I know the city has won many awards. I also know what the city did not tell the award committees. Will you tell them about the death of Dominic? Continue reading
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