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I am a candidate for the Milton City Council in District 5. With this third e-mail, I want you to know what I mean by "Clear Vision - Clear Choice" and how it addresses our city council's need for unity of purpose.
A Clear Vision of What Milton Should Be
I offer the voters of Milton a clear vision of a city united in common goals, not divided into warring factions. The very things that make Milton unique - and that draw us as citizens to this city - have also divided our city into two distinct perspectives on development. One view is that development will gradually erode our rural environment. The other view is that development is necessary to support the financial needs of our city.
I do not accept the notion that these are irreconcilable views. Nor do I believe that one view must prevail over the other. Milton is special and unique because it alone - of all cities in the area - can be a successful blend of both rural and urban, without one jeopardizing the other. I see the city of Milton united in purpose led by a unified city council with one common goal: to make Milton the best it can be for all our citizens. To know what is possible and not act on it is unacceptable to me.
A Clear Choice of How We Will Face the Future
This is the first time that the citizens of Milton will have a choice among candidates in the 5th district. I have a firm conviction that public officials should willingly face the voters in periodic elections so constituents can balance their performance in office, their character, and their goals with the fresh approach of a new candidate.
I have a track record of involvement with small to very large organizations over many years. I have been on school boards and planning committees and have been very active in the Boy Scouts of America. These experiences required making difficult and complex decisions, gaining consensus, and developing and communicating strategy so people could share in a vision of what can be accomplished. The operative words here are "gaining consensus." As a member of the Milton City Council, I will focus on open, honest consensus from all parties at the table. With Milton's future at stake, our city council cannot afford to be sidetracked by arrogance, backroom communication or hidden agendas.
As we deal with the significant issues on our plate, such as how we will manage our city after the departure of CH2MHill and the future of our wonderful parklands, Milton City Council members will need to pull together and avoid mean-spirited bickering. We must make the right financial decisions. We must exhibit true leadership and solid decision-making capability. There can be no going along for the ride, no divisive special interests, no claiming credit where credit is not due.
A Vote for Clear Vision and Clear Choice
My involvement and expertise in both business and civic matters is very deep. The combination of those experiences will help our city council deal with the vision, mission, values and goals that we need to move our community forward. I ask for your vote on November 3rd to allow me to help make a difference.
If you would like to learn more about me or my positions, please feel free to contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-634-0080.
I respectfully ask for your support and urge you to vote on
Tuesday, November 3rd.
Courtesy Paid for by the Friends of Joe Longoria 14341 Club Circle Milton GA 30004.