Council Ben Norton, who hardly ever speaks, noted that he
was elected at-large and thus represents all of Valdosta, and said:
If this came to us with every legal T dotted and I crossed,
as Council …
Carroll stated already
is to put this referendum on ballot.
I encourage our citizens if that is the case …
to study carefully both sides of the issue
and I believe with all my heart that … our Valdosta citizens
can make the decision.
He never did say which side he was on regarding consolidation.
And of course once again it’s just Valdosta citizens voting on
an issue that affects the entire county.
And yes, he really did say “T dotted and I crossed” and he had to
be prompted for the name of his Council colleague.