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Friday, March 21, 2014

Interview with Jackson County Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges March 21, 2014

Scottsboro, Alabama March 21, 2014 at the Jackson County Courthouse. Interview with Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges.

Questions for this interview were provided to Mr. Hodges 24 hours prior to the interview.

The interview - video below. 
 
3-21-2014 – Matthew Hodges Interview, Chairman of the Jackson County Commission


Intro: I'm Garry Morgan of "In the Boro" of Google Blogger at arklite.blogspot.com; I'm with Matthew Hodges, Chairman of the Jackson County Commission and this is a video interview with Mr. Hodges about his thoughts on challenges, accomplishments while he has been in office, and questions about the $225,000 transfer of TVA in lieu of taxes from the Discretionary Fund to the Jackson County Legislative Delegation Building Fund. There are eight questions in this interview which were provided to Mr. Hodges yesterday afternoon.
 Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule for this video interview.
1) Mr. Hodges how long have you been in office now as the commission chairman? 
2) What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the Jackson County Commission at this point?
3) What do you think are your largest accomplishments since being elected as commission chairman?
 Let’s discuss the fund transfer of $225,000 from the TVA in lieu of tax Discretionary Fund to the Legislative Delegation's Office Account.
4) The vote to transfer $225,000 of the TVA in lieu of tax from the Discretionary Fund to the Legislative Delegation's Office Account was 4 votes for the transfer, 2 votes against the transfer. All members of the legislative delegation  and you voted for the fund transfer, Mr. Crawford and Mr. Ledwell voted no. Why did you vote to approve the transfer of funds from the TVA in lieu of tax Discretionary Fund to the Legislative Delegations Building Fund in the amount of $225,000?
5) Did you have any prior knowledge of how the $225,000 would be utilized?
6) Is there any truth to rumors that you knew that the $225K was going to be utilized to purchase the current building the delegation uses instead of remodeling the previous purchased building?
7) Did any member of the current legislative delegation or private party suggest to you that it would be beneficial for you to support the transfer of the $225,000? 
8) Do you have anything that you would like to add? 
 Thank you Mr. Hodges for taking your time for this discussion.
 
VIDEO

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