By DOUG NURSE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
One reason Milton residents decided to become a city, although it was down on the list, was to hire more police to control rampant speeding.Now that the city has been established for a couple of years, speeding is moving toward the top of issues to be addressed; the city has scheduled an entire meeting dedicated to the topic on Thursday.
The meeting was prompted by complaints by residents over motorists speeding through neighborhoods on popular roads and cut-throughs.
Public Safety Director Chris Lagerbloom said the format and the agenda are pretty open so citizens can bring up whatever traffic enforcement issues they want. He said he plans to bring data to illustrate what works and what doesn’t.“We are hoping for some dialogue so that people understand the challenges and possibilities,” Lagerbloom said. “It’s a double-edged sword. I’ve also got people who when you send an officer out there, you get an e-mail asking if you’ve raised enough money yet.”
City staff also will explain changing speed limits on some Milton streets and roads.The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Road.