Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 16:21:27 -0400
Subject: Citizens To Be Heard At Valdosta City Council Meetings, Mr. Roy Taylor on behalf of local workers!
August 13, 2010
George Boston Rhynes (229-251-8645) Valdosta, Georgia 31605
TO: All Editors and Beyond
The Valdosta Daily Times Article on Aug 11 that read; “Order in the Court, a look at the Lowndes County Court House.” It highlighted the history and benefits of the old 1905 Lowndes County Court House but did not address diversity, gender, and who mostly benefited through employment from building this new facility. That is except for the employers and immigrants from Mexico.
We should thank them for doing an outstanding job and using their accumulated money to take care of their families back home.
In addition the New Hudson Docket Housing Area is now being renovated and once again outside contractors are being used on this project and getting paid. While local unemployed citizens and contractors sit on their porches and receive unemployment compensations from the state or nothing at all.
Then to add insult to injury our local news media failed to inform citizens of Mr. Roy Taylor address to Valdosta City Council on August 5, 2010. Mr. Taylor disagreed with local governments repeatedly hiring outside contractors on jobs that our local contractors could do.
He point out that hiring of outside contractors increased unemployment, and contributed to crime. Mr. Taylor stated that there was no way of knowing if outside contracted workers were American citizens.
Again our local news media failed to inform the general public about this hot bed topic that took place at a public meeting in the State of Georgia. How sad?
GEORGE BOSTON RHYNES
Retired United States Armed Forces Military Veteran
A concerned citizen and brother of humanity