Letters to the Editor

‘We must address transportation’

While the discussion is about things ... roads, bridges, paths, the REAL conversation is about people. And the people who live or work in Fayette have some key things in common regarding what’s important to us now and as we look into the future.

1. First, we are united in our desire for Fayette to be a safe place to live.

2. We want excellent education and good jobs to provide for ourselves and our families.

3. We want a healthy environment for our home and business. Read More»

Candidate Clifton: F’ville Council needs some ‘beneficial friction’

We the citizens of Fayetteville both value and have generally enjoyed good government. However, I have spoken with many in Fayetteville who think things are not heading in the right direction.

They think, and I agree, that the long-running establishment has lost [the] small-town vision that makes our Fayetteville special. We do not want to be like the rest of metro Atlanta; that’s why we live here. So let’s do something about it. Read More»

Allen: Come to PTC Village Plan update

Peachtree City was chartered in 1959. The original vision was “a complete, well-designed and self-contained unit of human settlement” ... a planned community.

Some of the goals of this original vision have been retained; other goals have changed over the first 50 years of our city. What goals will be retained and which ones will be changed over the next 50 years? Read More»

Haddix’s shadow falls on Allen-Imker race

Open letter to Steve Allen, running against incumbent Eric Imker, Peachtree City Council, Post:

I have read both of your letters to the editor in The Citizen announcing your candidacy. The only consistent theme you seem to have is that you disagree with anything Imker does or wants to do that is in opposition of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. Read More»

Referendum on mayor, politics of meanness

One of the primary reasons my family and I love Peachtree City is the friendly and kind atmosphere. So why don’t we want and expect the same from our elected officials?

Although the Nov.8, 2011 election is for two city council seats, this election is very much a referendum on our mayor, and it is clear that Mayor Haddix is behind the scenes pushing his politics of meanness at one council member who is running for re-election, Eric Imker. Read More»

Fayette’s celltower rules skewed, unfair

I would like to respond to the recent article published in the Fayette Citizen about the celltower being built on Crabapple Road. While I appreciate that the article correctly voiced my opinion about the lack of notification to the surrounding neighbors near the cell tower and the need to change the ordinance, significant issues were omitted from the article. Read More»

Here’s paper trail of Eric Imker’s lies about taxes and self-importance

I really hate beating a dead horse, but here we go again ...

Reading Candidate Imker’s most recent letter to The Citizen, the first thought that came to me is 2009 all over again; by that I mean here are promises made and promises broken. Read More»

The EPA puts the screws to power plants

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I’m sure most of you are well aware of the activist stance the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken, especially under the direction of Lisa Jackson.

Over the last two years, they have proposed some of the most controversial rules and regulations that, even by their own accounting, have the potential of costing American companies tens of billions of dollars. Read More»

The fix was in for T-SPLOST ‘forum’

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) touted last week’s event at the county’s Stonewall Avenue HQ as a public meeting, but instead presented a two-hour, Madison Avenue sales pitch.

ARC provides technical and staff assistance to the Regional Transportation Roundtable, which is directed by state law to approve a $6.1 billion list of transportation projects that taxpayers in the 10-county Atlanta metro region will be asked next year to pay for. So far, so good. Read More»

Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

“... can you give any plausible reason why a creature with your swinish, apish, jackal tastes should be permitted to live, infest the earth, and breathe a pestilential breath upon suffering humanity?” A rival newspaper editor wrote those words about Elwood Pleas. It was politically protected speech. Elwood wrote equally pointed words in reply. Read More»