Strange DDA meeting reflects tension, discord in local politics
A meeting of Jasper’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Friday reflected the discord over the recent sacking of John Weaver as city manager and strong opposition to any consolidation plan of the city and county water systems.
Originally scheduled several weeks ago, the meeting’s agenda indicated the authority would look at signing over property purchased through the DDA to the city council.
The meeting began with Mike Denson, chair of the DDA, asking some vague, technical questions to city attorney Bill Pickett about the ownership of the city pump station on Cove Road, one of the properties the city purchased through the DDA. Denson inquired what might happen if some other agency were given control of the property.
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