Former Legislator Pushes for Election of Full-Time Union City Mayor

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — An economic development consultant says Union City needs a full-time mayor elected by the people to help business growth.
Phillip Pinion, a former state representative, is behind the push to change from the current modified city manager-council form of government.
Pinion, a consultant for the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation, told the Union City Daily Messenger that the current system hinders economic growth.
A private act would have to be passed by the state Legislature among other hurdles.
Just this week, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. closed its plant in Union City, leaving 1,800 people without jobs

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