Dear Milton Friends, Neighbors and Citizens,
I am writing to you today because the November 3 City of Milton election is just around the corner and I am concerned about the future of Milton.
I have heard from many of you and your expectations are the same as they have always been: Continue to help protect and preserve this unique community while allowing for balanced and appropriate growth, but not at the risk of undermining the very land use policies and development standards that have protected it thus far. With this continued mandate from the citizens I represent all across Milton, there is only one choice if we are to continue to protect the Milton we love and that is to Re-elect Tina D'Aversa and elect Bernard Wolff and Al Trevillyan. To do anything less puts the Milton we love at risk.
This election is pivotal. Whoever is elected will serve for at least another 4 years. And the future of Milton will either be reaffirmed in these next four years as the place you and I have stood tall for or it will be undermined by those who have a pro-development stance despite the wishes and expectations of the majority of citizens. Despite what some who are running of office might say, the City of Milton can afford to run its operations in an efficient and customer service oriented manner without changing the complexion of what makes Milton special. Please do not assume that just because someone sits in a Council seat that they are necessarily representing the decisions you as citizens want. The votes, the contributions and the comments into the record speak volumes and reveal the truth as to who represents which interests.
My commitment to you, this community and the values of citizens speaks for itself. My word and my stance on your behalf are unwavering. It is this commitment and long term history protecting and preserving what allowed this place to even contemplate becoming a city is what has me, on your behalf, endorsing and supporting Tina D'Aversa, Bernard Wolff and Al Trevillyan. (Scroll down for specifics regarding Tina, Bernard and Al and visit each of their websites for more details).
Please vote Tuesday, November 3 for Tina D'Aversa, Bernard Wolff and Al Trevillyan. The future of Milton depends on it.
And, with 7 days left in this election cycle, I urge you to route this and other information you have received about the candidates to as many folks as you know along with a personal note from each of you. It only takes a few minutes and can make all the difference. Every person, every vote and every action will make all the difference for our beloved community.
As always, it is an honor and a privilege to serve you.
Milton City Council
Tina D'Aversa (District 5)
I have had the privilege and honor of serving alongside Tina D'Aversa since the inception of the City and knowing her prior to incorporation. Tina serves this community with integrity, intelligence and ingenuity. Tina stands tall on the difficult land use decisions facing our Milton community helping to ensure consistent application of the law while being equally focused on ensuring services are provided in the most cost effective, service oriented manner.
Citizens can count on Tina to be strong, firm and consistent when it comes to quality of life changing votes including upholding our no sewer extension policies, requests for variances that are not based on hardship and rezonings that go against the land use policy and driving for a change in the CH2MHill contract. These decisions run to the core of what will either allow Milton to retain its unique character, or that which will allow it to be undermined.
Tina shares our passion for parks for Milton including both active and passive parkland along with a desire to acquire additional lands while also completing and implementing plans for our existing parkland.
I cannot imagine what the future of Milton would be without the leadership, community-centric convictions, dedication and limitless hard work of Council person Tina D'Aversa. I highly endorse her and support her re-election 100%. Councilperson Tina D'Aversa has my vote and she needs yours on November 3. The future of Milton depends on it. Visit Tina's website for more information
Elect Bernard Wolff (District 1)
It has been a pleasure to get to know Mr. Bernard Wolff and to hear him share his commitment and love of our collective community. He is an intelligent, yet humble man who wishes to serve citizens and his community because he has experienced firsthand the comments and plans of some to develop areas of Milton that previously he had been promised would remain rural and more in keeping with the citizens' vision of Milton.
He is a lifelong member of this community having loved and worked his family's farm since the 1940's. His love of the land and the community is enhanced by his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, his international business success and his sincere commitment to public service solely for the purpose of helping to protect this very special community. He brings his entrepreneurial successes, his financial acumen, creative thought processes and absolute commitment to citizens first to the Council table.
Mr. Wolff is not entrenched in the development community nor does he have a pro-development stance. He is committed instead to a very different future for Milton and that is a future that is consistent with the citizens' vision for Milton of balanced growth that protects and preserves the Milton so many of us have worked tirelessly to protect for so many years.
The facts and the simple truth make the choice quite clear. Mr. Bernard Wolff will have my vote on November 3 and he needs yours, too. Visit Bernard's website for more information
Elect Mr. Al Trevillyan (District 3)
Al Trevillyan has been a proactive part of this community for a long time helping to protect unincorporated Fulton long before we became a city. He recently served on the City of Milton Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) until he was taken off by his opponent because Al was holding firm on no sewer extension and maintaining current commercial and office densities in existing activity nodes versus being a proponent for expanded densities. Al Trevillyan stood firm for citizens expectations of Milton and Mr. Lusk removed him from this committee as a result. It was disturbing to read that Mr. Lusk claimed he removed Al from CPAC because of special interests. The only "special interests" Al Trevillyan has are the interests of citizens. Instead, the "special interests" of certain council members are clearly reflected in their campaign contributions. When these were brought to my attention by the many, it makes the decision as to who best will serve citizens even more clear.
Al Trevillyan will institute an Economic Development Commission to help proactively match unused commercial and office space in Milton with the types of businesses Milton residents will embrace. This is a much different approach then supporting expanded commercial, office and higher density residential for developments sake. Al supports the equestrian community along with an approach for active and passive park usage. He recognizes the importance of the equestrian component of our community not only as a quality of life enhancement for the whole of Milton, but also as a revenue generator. Al has fresh ideas that are consistent with citizens vision of Milton.
Please note, Al Trevillyan is a write-in candidate which means when you go to vote on November 3 you will have to write in his full name using a touch screen. Just sound out the name by syllables - it makes it easy. Al Tre-vill-yan. Al Tre-vill-yan will have the vote of those citizens that know what is required to stand tall for citizen interests and not those of special interests. Mr. Trevillyan will have my vote and he needs yours. Visit Al's website for more information.
Courtesy Friends of Julie Zahner Bailey 255 Hickory Flat Road Milton GA 30004