Hey there readers. The following are my comments from last night’s citizens’ forum at city hall, with minor edits. I wrote this because I wanted the mayor to know that it was worth the struggle, and because I wanted the protestors to know that no matter how they may feel on the issues, Senna Mosley is a good person who works hard for all of us:
I have a confession to make. Up until a few months ago, I couldn’t wait to move out of La Vergne. Whenever the city was featured on the local news, it was usually a crime story, or a story about discrimination by city employees. The streets were littered with trash, and often times when I had to contact someone at city hall with a question or a concern, they just didn’t bother to respond.
Then I met Senna Mosley. I got to sit down with her face to face and hear about her vision for this City. I learned about all the hard work she has done, and continues to do, for the people of La Vergne both as a volunteer with Box 100, and as a city official. I learned about all the hours she spent taking classes at the Municipal Technical Advisory School so that she could be the best Alderman, and now the best Mayor she could be.
But mostly what struck me about her was the spark and determination I could see in her eyes when she talked about all that she wanted to do for La Vergne if she became our mayor. And now that she is our mayor, I don’t feel like I’m trapped here, just marking time until I can afford to move somewhere else, somewhere better. Because now I feel like La Vergne could go from being just an affordable place to live, to being simply the best place in Middle TN to raise a family. Because Senna, and some of our other current elected officials, have demonstrated that they have the courage to do what needs to be done in order to get this town moving in the right direction again.
I understand that people are hurting right now, and I don’t begrudge anyone the right to question the actions of their local government. I just want everyone to find out the facts and stop spreading idle gossip. And I’d also encourage everyone to take some time one day to go down to city hall and talk to Mayor Mosley face to face for a while, because I think that by the time you leave her office, though you may not agree with her 100% on the issues, you will have seen that she does have the best interests of LaVergne and it’s citizens at heart 100% of the time.