Statement on Smyrna City Inaction

Statement on the city’s decision not to make changes to the city’s occupancy permit ordinance:

It is hard to believe that the elected officials in a city such as Smyrna are beholden to non-elected bureaucrats.

Even the mayor won’t meet with a constituent to discuss how to improve the feedback process. Instead, he sends a proxy to decline a request. So much for an open-door policy.

I am not surprised the city decided against making commonsense changes to the city’s business laws. But I am not deterred. It is hard to argue against reason indefinitely, even for a bureaucrat. It just takes longer for them than most to reach the obvious conclusion.

Until then, it raises an interesting question. Who is running the city? The elected officials, or the non-elected ones they hide behind?

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