Archive for February, 2010

How to Save Millions on Auto Inspections

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A small group (actually the board of directors of memphisshelbyinform) got together and talked about the condition of Memphis and Shelby County. As taxpayers and people with business experience, we want to lower the cost of (more…)

More on Auto Inspections

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

It is time for the automobile owners of Memphis to demand new thinking from their elected representatives. Memphisshelbyinform has taken on the job of combing through the agendas of the city and county and this is a big (more…)

Vehicle Inspections

Friday, February 19th, 2010


I just got my dreaded letter from Debbie Stamson, the Shelby County Clerk, just as I read the CA article about the long inspection station lines. I have written about this in the past and suggested solutions with no action. It is (more…)

New MCS Teacher Contract

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

There is an article this morning about the new contract between the Memphis city Schools and the teachers union. They got a 2% raise retroactive to August 9, 2009 which will cost an extra $11.8 million for this (more…)

Commissioner Ritz and the Med

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Commissioner Ritz and the Med

The article this morning in the CA concerning Mike Ritz and the Med is an example of governmental bullying and intimidation. Was the filing of a complaint the right action? I don’t know. But someone has to stand up and take some (more…)

Agenda Items

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

With the help of volunteers, we will be examining the agendas and subcommittee documents for the City Council and the County Commission before each meeting (every two weeks). There are lots of things that are (more…)

Pilots in Shelby County and Tennessee

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury used to publish online an excel spreadsheet listing all Tennessee counties and showing the various pilots (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) granted by the various Industrial Development (more…)

Is the Med Going to Survive?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The financing of the Med is a critical item and has been much in the news lately. County Commissioner Mike Ritz has been deeply involved in this (more…)