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Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Milton County Legislative Advisory Committee

Many thanks to J.D. Easley / House Communications Specialist GA General Assembly for providing this information. The below press release was originally sent out on May 6th, 2009.

ATLANTA - Representatives Mark Burkhalter (R- Johns Creek) and Jan Jones(R-Milton) announced today an initial Milton County Legislative Advisory Committee. The Committee will assist and advise Representatives Burkhalter and Jones as they proceed forward with historic legislationto allow the re-creation of Milton County.

Rep. Burkhalter first introduced legislation to facilitate Milton County's re-creation over 15 years ago. This January Rep. Jones authored House Resolution 21 to allow the re-creation ofpreviously-merged counties. Rep. Burkhalter and other north Fulton representatives co-sponsored the resolution.

Two counties remain that were merged in the 1930s, Milton County in north Fulton and Campbell County in south Fulton. North Fulton legislators will push to bring HR 21 to the House floor for a vote inthe 2010 Georgia General Assembly session.

"The Milton County Legislative Advisory Committee will evaluate,collaborate with and make recommendations to the north Fulton delegation," said Rep. Jones. "I look forward to working with the Committee to addressing issues identified in the recently-released study performed by the University of Georgia and Georgia State University on the re-creation of Milton County."

The primary areas to be evaluated by the Committee relate to separating the counties' functions, establishing a new school system and addressing judicial services and tax concerns. The Committee will serve through March 2010.

The Committee will consult and engage north Fulton citizens with expertise in specific areas being evaluated. It will also serve as a conduit for information and input with other north Fulton elected officials, including school board members, judges, mayors and city council members.

The Committee will be composed of: Tom Campbell, Fulton County Superior Court Judge; former State Representative Randall Johnson, Johns Creek City Council MemberJim Paine, Alpharetta City Council Member, Mayor Pro TemRusty Paul, Sandy Springs City Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem; former State Senator Robert Proctor, Tax Attorney, north Fulton resident Katie Reeves, Fulton County School Board Member Lynne Riley, Fulton County Commissioner Ashley Widener, Fulton County School Board Member Ex Officio Mark Burkhalter, State Representative, Speaker Pro TemEx Officio Jan Jones, State Representative, House Majority Whip.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, maybe it's just me, but wouldn't it have been a good idea to have a city council member from each city affected?

Yes, I understand that Rep. Jones lives in Milton, but she has shown a tendency to meddle in affairs.

Anonymous said...

Okay, maybe it's just me, but wouldn't it have been a good idea to have a city council member from each city affected?

Yes, I understand that Rep. Jones lives in Milton, but she has shown a tendency to meddle in affairs.

Anonymous said...

The legislators won't be creating new cities. They'll be creating a new school system, a new county and a new court system. Representation from those areas seems more relevant than individual cities. The committee make-up looks pretty broadly representative to me i.e. a couple of school board members, three city council members, a judge, a tax attorney and a commissioner. In fact, Milton residents have their school board member, county commissioner, judge and state rep on the committee.

Anonymous said...

Katie Reeves's decisions these past 2 years wasted millions of dollars on tax payer splost money on purchasing land for schools in Milton, and has no business being on this advisory committee. Milton County and the City of Milton doesn't need people like her advising anyone.

Tax Payer

Anonymous said...

And now the BOE is out of money to even build the new High School right now across from Kings Ridge, and the middle school either, both being postponed due to lack of funds. Hmm, maybe if Katie hadn't purchased 117 acres of land that's now only going to be used for maybe just the middle school, WASTE WASTE WASTE. She doesn't need to be advising Milton County on the start up of schools, period. Take a poll!

Same Tax Payer - FED UP with Governement WASTE

Anonymous said...

The Mark and Jan Puppet Show and nothing more!

Anonymous said...

And how about Rusty Paul? I guess he'll want to name the county "Nana Nana Boo-Boo!"

Anonymous said...

Rusty Paul probably can't spell Milton

Anonymous said...

Maybe he'd think better if he removed the diaper.

Anonymous said...

Jan Jones' choice of some committee members plus her obvious snub of placing a Milton City Council member on this committee speak volumes about her. Remember this at election time. I certainly will.

Anonymous said...

What a whiner to find fault with someone who is actually trying to accomplish something - again - just like she did with cityhood. The snub belongs to the critic, not the doer, which is Jan Jones. I'm proud to have her represent me.

Anonymous said...

You're not from round here, are ya?

Anonymous said...

Does Rusty sign important documents with a Rose Art crayon or a Crayola crayon?

Anonymous said...

Are almost all the people who follow this blog losers? Complainers? Monday morning quarterbacks? Unbelievable. Next time, I think I'll clip my toenails instead...

Anonymous said...

While you're at it, would you clip Rusty's toenails too? That darn diaper is so bulky he has a hard time bending.

Anonymous said...

So just making an attempt is a good thing, not how the attempt is made and the people chosen to help do it? Sounds like a Liberal. She's a good person just because the attempt is being made. That's like our government officials passing the stimulus bill without even reading it. It was a good attempt, and the taxpayers get screwed, all of us.

Anonymous said...

JJ's liberal with her cell phone too. Doesn't care who hears her trashing Milton citizens.

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind this is not a city council thing, this is a county issue. The only one on Milton's city council that knows all the answers is way too busy cleaning up the park and fighting bad guys.

Anonymous said...

You're right. It just wouldn't do to appoint someone who is intelligent, well-informed and willing to work hard for the general public.

Anonymous said...

I was refering to the other one, the activist!

Anonymous said...

So was I.

Anonymous said...

Be careful people, don't want JJ to become Milton County's Pelosi, do we?

Anonymous said...

Pelosi?? JJ is to the right of Attila the Hun. That's the problem. She's too conservative in a nation that's moving left.

Anonymous said...

As far as I know, she may be to the right of Kalin, but can not be trusted.

Anonymous said...

That's our problem, going to the left. The left is bankrupting future generations and killing our unborn babies! What is wrong with being conservative, moral, and right?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely nothin'!


- Tom Jones

Anonymous said...

More people are more R then L. The media wants everyone to think everyone is left.