Once again, Larry Wills has written an attack column in the MDJ, this time about the Parks Bond Referendum. When a self-proclaimed knowledgeable person with a college degree fabricates and distorts to mislead people, the only definition that can apply is that the writings are “a pack of lies.” This column and others written by him are just that. This is his continued way of trying to “get even with the city.”
Btw, WhitlockAvenue.com personal aside about the MDJ and indexing web content… when will the MDJ learn some basic SEO? – I can’t even access the original article on the MDJ site since after the initial publish date, they seem to move the pages around and the original content isn’t accessible at all. Here’s a copy of the article from the Google Cache as of Now back to the story….
Now back to the story….
For many years, Wills had a non-competitive, extremely lucrative, contract for “running” a compost dump on city property. (I guess having a connection with a compost dump makes you a “recycling consultant.”) When the city realized the details of this contract, it was put out on bids and Wills became very upset. He did send several false bills to the city which were properly denied. Ultimately, the city decided that it could run the compost function itself. Wills was removed from the public trough.
He then vowed to sue the city. Obviously, he could not find any attorney who believed him. He then started attending all city meetings and making full use of freedom of information requests for documents. He found a willing outlet for his attacks on the city with the MDJ’s attitude to publish anything bad, real or imagined, about Marietta.
Wills does have a college degree and he has demanded and received complete information from the city about finances, taxes, TAD’s, parks, etc. If he were uniformed, I would just say that he is mistaken in what he has written. However, when a person knows the truth and writes otherwise, the definition of “lies” does apply.
His previous columns about TADs, the Marietta Redevelopment Corporation, and other city matters were meant to mislead the public and Thursday’s (August 27) column about Marietta Parks is the same. Even for Will’s twisted logic and writing style, this particular column is strange and full of contradictions.
For instance, Wills claims that the city council has not identified recreational needs, costs, etc., etc. He then refers to the “Master Plan” that he knows was done using everything he falsely claims the city council of not doing. He knows of the citizen surveys, the public input, and the public council discussions and decisions. Among his many fabrications, he makes the totally false statement that Marietta has a declining tax base.
He now has started on a quiet campaign to get City Manager Bill Bruton fired. He wants to be hired as either City Manager or Assistant City Manager.
I guess Wills only knows how to be against things. He certainly has never offered any solutions or any ideas for city improvement. It must be miserable going through life with a negative attitude.
To paraphrase an old saying: “Where there is Wills, there is no way.”