Richard Hutchens has for years appealed to the Board of Commissioners to rise above petty politics and make decisions that are in the best interest of all citizens, not a connected few. Last year he gave Roy Crawford the First Blount County Statesmen Award. His shame, shame, shame speech delivered during Melton’s reign of tyranny, a month before the Commission raised the property tax rate, will go down as one for the ages in Blount County politics.
Last night he sent an open letter to the Mayor and Commissioners addressing two important issues. Both deserve serious consideration. Please read the letter. How do you think the Commission should address these issues?