Mayor Martinez Accused of Lying
ZACHARY, LA. – Parents in Zachary are upset at Mayor Martinez for running political television ads that infer the Mayor is responsible for Zachary’s top ranked schools and their first class baseball facilities. A member of the school system said, “Politics has nothing to do with the success of our educational system. In fact we have removed politics from our schools and we hire the best educators in the state. We do not care what party they belong to and we do not operate under the old buddy system where you hire your friends. Our no nonsense administrators and the support we as parents provide has made us one of the top school systems in the State. Mayor Martinez should not politicize our schools.”
Zachary parents said,“The Mayor’s political ads also make it appear he is responsible for our excellent baseball facilities. HE WASN’T EVEN THE MAYOR when the park was built. Mayor John Womack and Zachary parents donated money, labor, blood, sweat and tears to construct the facility. We did this because BREC would not. We certainly are offended when a politician gets on TV and lies. If this isn’t bad enough Mayor Martinez is now trying to take credit for our highway and turning lane improvements. We met with Councilman Wayne Carter several years ago and Mr. Carter had these improvements put into the East Baton Rouge Parish Green Light Program. Mayor Martinez wasn’t present at any of the meetings. The turning lane at Hwy. 19 and the widening of Hwy. 64 towards Wal-Mart was implemented and approved under Mayor Charlene Smiths administration. Politicians that are not trustworthy are being swept out of office and maybe that is why over 63% voted against Mayor Martinez in the primary election.”
Inside Louisiana News tried to contact Mayor Martinez for his comments but he was not available.
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