Cobb EMC lost a
court-ordered special election yesterday by 2561 to 1113,
Take Back Cobb EMC’s facebook page.
That was the vote against mail-in voting,
because the insurgents believe mail-in voting helps incumbent directors win
It’s Cobb EMC’s incumbent directors who want to build a coal plant in
Ben Hill County,
about 70 miles north of here.
There are two questions in the form of proposed bylaw amendments to be
decided by members Saturday: (1) whether to allow mail-in voting for
directors, and (2) whether to prohibit payment of retirement benefits
Reform groups Cobb EMC Owners Association, Take Back Cobb EMC and Cobb
EMC Watch strongly oppose allowing mail-in voting until new directors
are elected. They argue that mail-in voting would give an overwhelming
advantage to incumbent directors with unlimited EMC member funds at
their disposal in campaigning for re-election versus the very limited
funds available to challengers.
“The historical evidence of mail-in voting shows that it favors the
incumbents over challengers,” Cobb EMC Watch says. “It gives the
corporation tremendous leverage to manipulate and influence the voting
process. The corporation can use its much greater financial resources
to back its slate of candidates.”
Schuster told the directors that he thought [that organization] was
supplying “vague” information and he directed that henceforth
the sides meet monthly in his office for updates on the liquidation
process. In short, Schuster is learning first hand — just like members,
the media and the public at large have learned — that prying information
out of [that organization] is usually about as fruitful as trying to
squeeze information out of the Kremlin.
No, not that city council!
No, not that county commission!
Not even the state board of corrections.
(Although some of them might want to try that bureaucratic shoe on to see
if it fits.) Here’s who:
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