CobbWEB: MDJonline readers sound off on Godwin race vs. Pearlberg
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a selection of responses shared by readers of in reaction to recent MDJ stories ...

Godwin: Remove Van Pearlberg from City Council ...

Backbencher wrote - Oh so typical for a man with the (lack of) character like Wes Godwin, and for the King of Conflict Of Interest, Philip Goldstein. Weak ... very weak. But typical for Godwin and Goldstein. Welcome, y'all, to the sandbox that Goldstein built.

Vote for Pedro wrote - What do the players really want? They don't want Godwin. He is just a stooge. They want a reduced city council for the timeframe it takes to have a special election. Watch out for upcoming votes!

PJ wrote - Godwin has lived in Alpharetta for so many years, why does he care about Marietta? I'll tell you. He is a developer, for god's sake. And, he is no better than a used-car salesman, and would sell his grandmother if he could. He already left his mark on Marietta and his reputation. Why would anybody take him seriously as even a dogcatcher? He should go and muckrake Alpharetta.

MAHaNGTTIA 2 wrote - You can't make this stuff up. Having watched city shenanigans for three decades now, the sandbox that Goldstein built keeps attracting new 4-year-olds to come play. Mr. Godwin is the latest addition.

Connie Mack Jr wrote - Gee! Nothing has change since I left years ago! Godwin would be better off wearing the Big Chicken Uniform while campaigning if he wants to scare Van out of office. In fact! I will send it to him COD for $2 million.

Anonymous wrote - Wow!! I wonder who thought this one up for Godwin? Could it be his pal Goldstein?

Ward 4 wrote - Couldn't Pearlberg be grandfathered in at this point, after serving two terms?

City Insider wrote - Just another reason why he has earned his nickname of "Weasley" Godwin around the city. He submits his candidacy minutes before the deadline, so he can eliminate Van and have no competitors. Class with a capital "K"!

Mad-one wrote - I am truly laughing out loud. Van needs to do the ethical thing? And that statement comes from TAD abuser Wes Godwin! Sliver of property to keep his DMDA seat Wes Godwin? Odd, no complaints on this matter until after the registration for elections. I am sure the king of conflict of interests Goldstein is in on this charade too. Someone needs to make a movie about this bizarre town. Script writers can't make stuff up this good.

Veteran Observer wrote - This is hilarious coming from someone who defied the city's laws to illegally carve off his own sliver of land so he could continue his unethical relationship with Goldstein, Although I haven't agreed with a few of Pearlberg's stances, this has never been an issue before. Since this quote is literate, unlike Godwin's own emails, I presume Goldstein is coaching Godwin. Or did Godwin learn how to do legal research when he was in "law school"? Pretty pathetic.

Publius wrote -Wes, what a volley you throw right out of the gate. I thought you above your detractors but now see you roll in the same muck. Put the rake away and campaign on real issues.

Marietta Conference Center bond proposal ...

Common sense wrote - Marietta needs to hire a new bond lawyer and bond underwriter to work with the citizens group. Gordin Mortin and Earle Taylor cannot act as honest brokers. They have been exposed.

Rrcandrews wrote - Wow, the City of Marietta and its esteemed "Bond Advisors" have brought in the "big guns" now to protect the brilliant idea to change the Bond debt. Rather than form a Committee to evaluate the "dire circumstances," why not have a Town Hall meeting and get a true sense of Marietta Taxpayer feelings?

Macro, micro wrote - It's interesting that most of my neighbors are outraged at the federal government taking an interest in GM and banks, but are oddly quiet about our city being in the hotel business.

Mad-one wrote -Wow, the concept of a variable interest rate and the related future risks seems to be lost upon several people responsible for the financial welfare of the City of Marietta. Maybe the original press release statements weren't meant to mislead, but because of not presenting the financials as well as they should have they did mislead a decision making process. Fool us once shame on you; fool us twice shame on us. When are we going to put away the shovel that we use to continue to dig a deeper hole regarding the money lost on this hotel?

Tax Tom wrote - I see the kids are fighting again, Mother.

SouthernGal wrote - Is Bill Dunaway senile?

In support says wrote - Go Bill Go!

Vote for Pedro wrote - These people really did not think for one moment, "Hey this is a variable rate, it could bite us in the rear end?"

Mayor Dunaway blasts private citizen on city Web site ...

Andy wrote - Since the internet is public domain, and we all understand our right to the same free speech and opinion that these council members have just offered, why would the mayor be refused that right? As a taxpayer in Marietta, I have no issue with the mayor or council offering rebuttal on the city Web site, as it may be the only means that some residents could view any part of the story. Of course we only have approximately 50 percent of the council who offer their phone number on the city Web site, the others are "using the city's dime" by only offering the switchboard number. I believe the mayor might also be a resident.

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