As many of you know, for the last 16 years I've been involved in
our community from an advocacy perspective with the sole
mission of preserving our rural and historic character. To
reach that goal, The City of Milton must achieve a point of
financial sustainability, as our rural enjoyment and
the freedom it offers has it's price too.
For the last three years and since becoming a City, the City
Council has struggled over many issues from fixing what was
broken when governed by Fulton County to creating initiatives,
direction and policy for a City in our own vision. If you have
followed the news, you'll know it's often been a test of patience,
frequently over-analyzed and continually challenged from
within. All for little result and without a clear path to follow.
A unified City Council would resolve this situation and that's
what we have an opportunity to make happen.
We need to make changes in Milton so business will once again
thrive. Home values will return and a positive forward motion
will begin again. To do so, The City must create a sustainable
financial model to grow upon. We must rethink areas like
Crabapple and the Highway 9 Corridor and allow them to
redefine themselves. They can reemerge as being economically
feasible while at the same time provide a valued service and
appeal to its community.
The challenge over the past three years is that part of The
City Council recognizes the need to grow to find financial
sustenance and part does not. This is Milton's age old struggle
to "grow", "not to grow". Foremost, we must grow and must do
so in an intelligent and protective manner. To "not
grow" is not the answer and will continue to hold back all our
needs and wants for parks, improved roadways and other
I've written you today to ask for your time in going to the
polls on November the 3rd or anytime between then and now
at the North Annex on Roswell Road at Morgan Falls and help
The City build a strong, unified Council that gets us all
back on track.
From my perspective, this is not just another vote...it's
perhaps the most important vote for our City yet!
Please feel free to forward this email to your friends and
encourage them to get involved in the November 3rd vote!
Thank you for your time,
Karen Thurman, District 1
Bill Lusk, District 3
Joe Longoria, District 5