Hamilton County Commissioner Mackey & Guests Frequently Dine At Taxpayer Expense

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By TheChattanoogan.com

County Commissioner Warren Mackey and his guests frequently dine at taxpayer expense at a variety of local restaurants, county records show.

Sometimes twice a day, he gets county reimbursement for meals.

Recipients of the free meals in 2018 included City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod, former City Councilman Chris Anderson, and former county mayor candidate Aloyse Brown. Councilwoman Coonrod said, “I had no idea it was covered by his commission funds.”

Questioned about the practice, Sabrena Smedley, commission chairman, said, “I don’t know of other commissioners who eat out and charge it to the county.”

Commissioner Mackey said, “I engage with a lot of people in the community trying to get insights into what’s going on.”

Here is the Mackey tab for 2018:

Jan. — Dwell Hotel Theresa Turner $42.46

Jan. 6 Taco Mamacita Lynn Green $47.48

Jan. 16 Cracker Barrel Nette Perry $29.39

Jan. 16 Sweet Basil Harvey McKeller $24.76

Jan. 20 Tupelo Honey Orenthal Powell $38.78

Jan. 22 Boathouse Veronica Peoples of CARTA $40.45

Jan. 30 Acropolis Ken Starling $44.33

Feb. 7 Cracker Barrel Gerald Perry $32.71

Feb. 8 Pablanos Jay Hughley $27.53

Feb. 8 Jefferson’s Sean Nix $25

Feb. 14 Herman’s Soul Food C.B. Robinson $31

Feb. 15 Herman’s Soul Food Marty Wilkerson $25.19

Feb. 26 Thai Smile Jermaine Harper $25

Feb. 28 Boathouse Marcus Johnson $41.87

March 6 Dwell Hotel Cynthia Hughes $46.13

March 16 Boathouse Bryan Khamis $39.59

March 17 Cracker Barrel Tia Turner $35.76

March 20 Chop House Sean Nix, Bruce O’Neal $44.62

March 21 Boathouse Gladys Pineda $37.50

March 22 Cracker Barrel Andre Willis $29.32

March 22 Public House Chris Anderson $31.77

April 2 Thai Smile Toni Green $35

April 2 Boathouse Jerry Wayne $48.78

April 6 Papa John’s Faresa Fells $39.46

April 6 Boathouse Sam Smith $60

April 7 Embargo 62 Dorothy Brown $39.32

April 20 Wally’s Vicki Martin, Rosella Tipton $68.91

April 24 Cracker Barrel Monica and James Moreland $51.67

May 1 Taco Mamacita Thomas Jones $25

May 10 Acropolis Demetrus Coonrod $38.05

May 18 Thai Smile Kristy Jones $30.09

May 24 Texas Roadhouse Gerald Perry, David Crutcher, Aman Ormand $86.06

June 8 Stir Gia Haslry $45.77

June 11 Cracker Barrel James Roberson $34.21

June 19 Boathouse Greg Walton $39.41

June 20 Thai Smile Terry Marbee $26.64

June 25 Las Margaritas Linda Jones $36.10

July 9 Boathouse Lisa Mariani $37.59

July 20 Innside Restaurant Suanna Byrd $31.75

Aug. 19 Formosa Jay Huches $30.31

Aug. 23 Scottie’s On The River Vickie Mathis, Melba Brown $108.72

Sept. 5 Boathouse David Crutcher $47

Sept. 27 Embargo 62 Harold Moore $36.14

Oct. 13 Cracker Barrel Gerald Perry $44.24

Oct. 16 Cracker Barrel Janet Harden $29.28

Nov. 29 Embargo 62 Orenthal Powell $38.59

Dec. 1 Tony’s Pasta Janice Morton $33.41

Dec. 20 Boathouse Diego Brown $50

Dec. 21 Cafe on the Corner CeCe West $42.76

Dec. 26 Thai Smile Aloyse Brown $30.11

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