I have given Rick a lot of grief for siding with the bad hotel plan in Macon — the one on Coliseum property. I think he deserves that criticism, being a guy as smart as he is and choosing that plan.
So, I want to sing his praises too today. He stood firm on seeing on the position that Macon should have nonpartisan elections.
Out of 500+ municipalities in Georgia, only Macon has
nonpartisan elections (excuse the typo, please. Macon is the only municipality in Georgia with partisan elections), which adds over $35,000.00 to the cost of elections here. Rick has been vocal about needing nonpartisan elections. And he held firm in the Ordinance and Resolutions Committee vote last night.
Interestingly, four people voted for nonpartisan elections and five voted against the idea. It won’t make it to the agenda tonight at Macon’s City Council Meeting, but the Council could force the issue onto the agenda tonight. There are enough votes to do just that.