Metro CM Jim Gotto (District 12-Hermitage) is making noises like he's interested in replacing Rep. Ben West, Jr. (D-Hermitage) when the time comes. I'm ALL for replacing a Democrat with a Republican. But in looking towards that contest I would encourage CM Gotto to consider entering this Thursday's Planning Commission meeting which he will chair with an eye towards upcoming elections. He's already done more than enough for Democrat Pam Murray. Does he really want folks to see him also enabling her revocation of the mobile vending bill to be on his resume when election time comes?