‘What’s next?’ as DAPC meets with PTC Council
The Development Authority of Peachtree City, which had its funding completely eliminated from the 2010-2011 city budget, will be meeting with several members of the City Council Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
The meeting will focus on the authority’s future directives and also the newly-funded economic developer position for the city.
According to the meeting notice “this meeting will help establish a clear understanding of expectations upon which to guide further DAPC efforts.”
Councilman Eric Imker has said he wants DAPC to focus on attracting new business to the community, specifically in offering tax breaks and other financial incentives in hopes of luring more businesses here.
Because the Fayette County Development Authority takes the lead on almost all major new businesses coming to the community, the DAPC over the past several years has evolved into supporting local businesses and existing industries.
DAPC also helped in the recruiting of Atlanta Christian College, which has not yet made a final decision on relocating its main college campus. The school, however, has opened a satellite campus here in Peachtree City.
Imker has said he expects the authority to petition the council for funding for specific projects, but he felt uncomfortable renewing the authority’s $35,000 funding level or an increased $150,000 funding because the authority has the power to take the funds and spend it however it wants.
While Imker has said the authority’s seven volunteer members “are doing a great job,” he felt the $150,000 budget proposal in particular had “way too much overhead with little going toward the development authority’s primary mission.”