According to email to Gretchen from John Hallman with the Georgia Secretary of State,
containing a forward from Jonathan Sumner, Hahira City Manager,
originally copied to all the Hahira candidates, Mayor and Council,
and many city employees on 25 October 2013:
Subject: No Runoff after General Election
Mayor, Councilmembers, Candidates,
In response to a question submitted to our City Attorney and myself
earlier today by Supervisor of Elections Deb Cox, we have determined
that a runoff after the November general election is not allowed
under our current or even the old Charter (except in the extreme
unlikelihood of a tie). The original 1912 charter stated,
Here are the rest of the videos from the Hahira City Council meeting of 2 August 2012, including the very interesting scheduled agenda items in which each Council member, the City Manager, and the Mayor give their thoughts on issues relevant to the City of Hahira.
Here’s a video playlist of most of the Hahira City Council Regular Session of Thursday 2 August 2012. Hahira City Council (population about 2,800) spent more time in open public discussion about each of
several individual agenda items than the Lowndes County Commission (population 111,000+) typically spends on an entire “open meeting”.
Near the beginning they still have Citizens to Be Heard. Maybe they’re not afraid of their citizens? Citizens mostly wanted to talk about the police chief’s proposal to fine people who didn’t mow their lawns.
A few more videos will be added, probably today, (now available as
of the votes on cost of living increases (yea), SPLOST VII (yea), the consent agenda (yea), and council comments at the end of the session.
Video Playlist Hahira City Council Regular Session, Hahira City Council (Hahira), Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Hahira, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2 August 2012.
Hahira, GA – After a lengthy search, the City of Hahira recently hired a new
Special Event Coordinator. Sherri Burgess will work with the Hahira City
Council and Hahira business owners to enhance economic development
opportunities in Downtown Hahira. She will coordinate special events and
implement new ideas for the citizens of the City of Hahira.
Mrs. Burgess has experience with event planning and retail business
management. A long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, she and her husband,
Paul, are newcomers to the Hahira area. Paul recently retired as Chief
Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force. “We are tremendously
pleased to have Sherri join our team,” stated Hahira Mayor Wayne Bullard.
“Her talents will only enhance the quality service that citizens of Hahira
and the surrounding area have come to know and love in our City.”
Many events are currently in planning for 2011 in Hahira. However, because
of the transition, Third Thursday will not have the traditional activities
that patrons have come to know and love.
For Further Information, Please Contact:
City of Hahira
In the regular meeting, Hahira City Council, June 3,
Mr. Benjamin speaks up in Citizens Wishing to be Heard:
As you can see by the pan around the room, the meeting was pretty well attended.
The average local government session around here gets maybe a couple of
people who aren’t elected or staff. This one had probably half a dozen.