Town hall business as usual for mayor
by Rachel Miller
August 17, 2013 12:31 AM | 2118 views | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mark Mathews
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KENNESAW — About 100 residents turned out for a town hall meeting moderated by Mayor Mark Mathews on Thursday evening at the Ben Robertson Community Center. But if they wanted to hear about any of the recent controversies in town, they were disappointed.

Mathews said the city had the venue for an hour and a half to discuss “anything in the world” the group wanted. Before the discussion portion, he and various city department heads gave a list of updates.

Mathews promoted the upcoming Civil War Classic football game that North Cobb High School participates in every year and Kennesaw’s free sanitation service to active-duty military personnel.

There was no mention of Mathews’ recent flare- up over what one constituent considers an ethics violation, nor was there any mention of his showdown with Suzanne Thrash, the wife of late Councilman Bill Thrash, over her husband’s empty post on the council that was filled by Matthew Riedemann, who was at the meeting Thursday night.

Most of the questions had to do with how to control traffic congestion and speeders.

Councilman Bruce Jenkins, who is seeking city-wide re-election this year after eight years on the council, said most of the contention and controversies have settled down now in Kennesaw.

Emotions have run high because of working in a tight-knit group, but “we are working well as a team again,” Jenkins said.

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Business as usual
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August 21, 2013
To "Sleepless in Kennesaw"...aka Mark Mathews,

Dude, you can't hide your writing style. We all know it's you.
Business as usual
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August 17, 2013
Of course there was no discussion of the recent controversies in Kennesaw. The Mayor wants everyone to forget about all his shady activities. He's doing that old routine from a TV show..."go on home, nothing to see here, go about your business". He's worried that if the stink level stays high, he and his cronies that back him no matter what will be voted out of office.

Which is exactly what many hope will happen.
Sleepless in Kennesa
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August 19, 2013
So I guess his reverse psychology is working? I sat thru the sleepy meeting and he said at one point that there were "no subjects off limits" for the crowd. Maybe the yahoos that are trying to keep it stirred are too afraid to atlkabout it in person. They probably prefer to hide behind their anonymous posts and blogs. When will you idiots grow up? Go back to sleep...I heard even name caller Eilleen "I'll be a slack" was heard to have been spotted circling the parking lot too "scared" to enter the building out of fear someone might call her out in person. She was spotted after the meeting crying on the shoulder of Bruce Jenkins because someone spoke to her...oh my...I'm Just Sayin...
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