Saturday, February 27, 2010

Group to Oppose Consolidation


Contact: Tom Guleff
Organization Name: Save Shelby County
Telephone Number (901) 413-7804
Email Address:
Web site address:

New Group to Oppose Consolidation

Memphis, TN. February 27, 2010 – Ron Williams and Tom Guleff have announced formation of a new group, Save Shelby County, today in Memphis, TN. The group is organized to oppose the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County, TN governments. Save Shelby County (SSC) is a grass-roots non-partisan organization providing factual information and alternate solutions to Shelby County, TN voters. SSC was formed to give balance to the public discussion by local advocacy groups through its web site, , presentations to community organizations, and media releases.

According to Ron Williams, “We are currently registering with the Shelby County Election Commission as a Single Issue Referendum Committee. Unlike other organizations that portray themselves to be neutral in the push for consolidation, we intend to make full disclosure of our finances as required by law.”

Save Shelby County’s goals are to: Promote community awareness of consolidation issues and propose alternate solutions; Ensure there is balance to the public discussion of issues surrounding consolidation in Memphis and Shelby County; Provide voter information through public appearances, the media and electronic means; Serve as a conduit for recommendations and other information to the Memphis and Shelby County Charter Commission resulting public input; and Review and approve language to appear on any resulting ballot for a new charter, ensuring clarity and non-ambiguity.

No comments: