Morganton, North Carolina
Morganton, NC, has a Mayor who after 28 years in office, continues to show his AUTHORITY by not only getting Morganton City Council to "change" the Public Comment policy and ONLY allow citizen comments during a SPECIAL 30-minute time frame just before the start of the monthly City Council Meeting, but twice now, one local citizen, a doctor and taxpayer who signed up to speak experienced a DEAD MICROPHONE during his allotted 3-minutes at Morganton City Council Monday Night. The doctor has worked hard and obtained more than 1600 signatures on a "recall petition" to REMOVE Mayor Mel Cohen who continues to want to be mayor, while ONLY being interested in an ELITE few here in Morganton.
Morganton has a 30% poverty rate, 13% unemployment and one of the richest mayors in the US.
A number of citizens and taxpayers have continued to contact Charlotte, NC area media outlets to obtain attention and support, but so far little to no assistance. What must we do to get others out there to see our problem and help us ?
We read about other mayors, Rob Ford in Toronto, Canada, and the former San Diego Mayor who is no more, but we have a DICTATOR if there ever was a dictator in Mayor Cohen here in Morganton, NC.
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