Is it just me, or have Roger Santi, Neil O'Brien and Rick Mohrig gone underground?
Now that residents are getting a clear picture of where their support is coming from (and my thanks to Access Milton for providing a forum that the developer-dependant local media seems to find difficult), I am surprised that I have not seen a word of self-defense in charges that they are supported heavily be developers and, sewer companies.
Anybody who gets a call from their supporters in the run up to the election should ask Mr. Santi why his Campaign Disclosure Report lists major high-density developers and a sewer company as contributors. Why would they give money to someone who professes to be anti-sewer?
For Mr. O'Brien, the question is: why does your Campaign Disclosure Report list a developer with ties to the advancement of sewers, a sewer management company and assorted other developers?
Just an aside: those of us in Six Hills have taken special note that one of Mr. O’Brien’s contributors is Ted Officer, who tried to threaten and legally strong arm our subdivision into creating a road between two of our neighbor’s properties so he could develop 15 additional homes that our community was dead-set against. He has been turned down on appeals four times by both Fulton County and Milton . Yet, he persists despite reportedly having liens against other properties. He chain sawed all the trees in the easement he owns, tore down the fence in front of it, and has allowed weeds to cover the area he has destroyed. When we suggested that we put the fence back up at our expense, he said we can do anything we want to, but he's just going to tear it down again. Why would Mr. O’Brien, who professes to be for smart growth, take a dime from such an individual?
For Mr. Mohrig, whose contributions are minimal, the question is: why are his signs always with Mr. Santi’s and Mr. O’Brien’s? Is it a free ride in return for the right vote?
Until these three candidates answer questions about their support openly and honestly, then the only conclusion is that their strategy is to spread misinformation and create diversion. Create enough confusion and it might be possible create the appearance that Council id disfunctional -- even though that Council has virtully created a working municipality with fire, police and courts in a little more than a year. That strategy appears to track nicely with events to date.
Such a strategy can only be based on the hope that residents of Milton won’t notice that the Three Amigos are on the political payroll of those who would tear up our roads for years and ruin the very quality of life that most of us moved here to enjoy – just so they can chop our city into the smallest – and most profitable – pieces possible.