Opinion

Allen is independent thinker, not a politician

Steve Allen believes we need to do things better on the Peachtree City Council. His goals for this city are simple: keeping our home values up, our quality of life here in this city, and to keep our village plan secure.

Mr. Allen is an independent thinker with good business sense who will make decisions based on the needs of this city, and not the needs of a political career.

He will give credit to the people who really deserve it and not take credit for their work. Read More»

Cochran: Want to reach out to F’ville businesses

Thanks to my friends for your overwhelming support. I treasure you.

As you head to the polls remember:

About Fayetteville:

• Our police department received national accreditation attributed to the leadership of Chief Heaton.

• Our ISO rating improved due to accomplishments of our Fire Department resulting in lower homeowner’s insurance premiums.

• A large portion of the city’s budget is allocated to public safety to insure our officers have the most up-to-date equipment. Read More»

Why F’ville Council needs Cochran

I first met Cathy five years ago when I starting banking at her place of work. Since then, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Cathy and her family as we are both members of Liberty Baptist Church. Cathy is a wonderful Christian lady who loves the Lord. That love shines bright wherever she goes and so I’m writing to tell you why Fayetteville needs Cathy on the City Council. Read More»

Some local politicians driving us toward regional governance

I have been speaking to citizen groups all over metro Atlanta regarding the cliff we are destined to fall off if regional governance and taxation proposals take hold.

Local Fayette residents found the meeting minutes from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) meeting where former-Chairman Jack Smith and Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele voted in favor of the Concept 3 regional mass transit plan that included commuter rail, bus rapid transit and regular bus service in Fayette County.

Both Smith and Steele admitted to voting in favor to the mass transit plan that included Fayette County. Read More»

Imker best qualified, proven asset to PTC

The ancients thought that the purpose of the brain was to cool the blood. Perhaps we should use our brains, cool the rhetoric, and focus on the qualifications for Peachtree City Council Post #1.

I find Eric Imker to be the best qualified candidate.

His approach to budget management is refreshing, especially coming from someone who is not a politician but an engineer and a program manager. Read More»

Steve Allen not serious about PTC Council

Candidate Allen attacks Councilman Imker in an Oct. 18 letter charging that Imker “did not vote to fund” a records management system for the Peachtree City Police Department.

Researching this claim took under an hour to learn that this $250,000 expense was never submitted to Council vote. City management determined the current system was adequate. Neither Imker nor the mayor, or any other council member voted on this issue. Allen’s accusation is baseless. Read More»

Congrats to F’ville

I just wanted to send in a quick letter congratulating Fayetteville for being named one of Forbes’ Magazine Top Ten Suburbs to Retire.

Fayette County has always been known for good planning. That common-sense approach continues to pay dividends. Peachtree City has always earned its fair share of accolades. It is nice to see Fayetteville getting its due. Read More»

Former commissioner picks his candidates

This year, the election cycle is for municipal elections in Fayette County.

I live in one of the municipalities, Peachtree City, so I will vote there.

Politicians, including local ones, need to focus. Stop looking for ways to raise, and spend, more money and focus on supplying the level of services we require at the lowest possible cost. I’m going to trust Mr. Imker to do that.

I don’t live in either Tyrone or Fayetteville, but if I did, I know who I would vote for in several of those races. Read More»

‘Aliens’ and migrant workers form our past

In David Browning’s letter to the editor (The Citizen, Oct. 12, 2011), Browning clearly writes about the plight of alien migrant farm workers in Georgia.

Webster’s definition of the word “alien” would expose our original Founding Fathers, back a few centuries, when you know who sailed the ocean blue. Perhaps some of them carried their Bibles, and the Bible references in Mr. Browning’s letter, about aliens, made the trip with them. Read More»

PTC needs viable DAPC to continue

I had the pleasure [on Oct. 17] of attending the Development Authority of Peachtree City (DAPC) presentation on our Village Centers. I was impressed by the depth of knowledge and willingness of our citizens to step up and provide input to their elected officials and the development authority. The only problem? This willingness to give to the city was ignored: only one elected official bothered to show up. Read More»

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