Dear Milton Friends, Neighbors, and Supporters:
It is my honor to endorse Ms. Tina D'Aversa (Incumbent, Milton City Council - District 5, At-Large) for re-election. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Tina as a colleague and friend over the past two and half years. Tina has a PROVEN track record of positive leadership on our city council, and she has my vote on November 3. This is why:
Relative to growth and development- During her three year tenure on city council, Tina has supported managed and appropriate growth and development in our city. She has been consistent in voting against requested variances to our zoning ordinance. This is important for many reasons.. Our zoning ordinance provides protection to adjacent landowners and ensures consistent, harmonious development. Along with our land use plan, it ensures that land is developed at the appropriate densities. Thus, by law, we are only supposed to award variances when an extreme hardship is proven. Tina can be trusted to only vote in favor of high quality, appropriately-placed development that adheres to our zoning ordinance and land use plan.
Relative to sewer extension- Last September, Tina voted to oppose efforts to extend sewer service in our city last September. Sewer provides the foundation necessary for high density development to occur. With high density development comes more traffic, more congestion, and more storm water runoff which endangers our waterways. Some would have you believe that density can be controlled through zoning. While that may be true in theory, there are no examples of that working in the State of Georgia. In addition, politicians decide zoning, and politicians have been known to change their positions. Sewer is the only sure way to prevent high density development from encroaching into the interior of our city. Tina can be trusted to stand firm against efforts to extend sewer.
Relative to parks and recreation -Tina supports the addition of parkland and development of our existing parks. Her experience in the area of parks and recreation is an invaluable asset to our city council. She sponsored the resolution to form the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and will soon propose formation of the Parks and Recreation Authority, which will allow the city to seek alternative sources of revenue for parks acquisition and development. Tina can be trusted to support both passive and active parks and recreation which will improve the quality of life of our citizens.
Relative to fiscal responsibility, efficiency, and governance- Tina is an advocate for lean, fiscally conservative government that is also open and transparent. She has long supported termination of the $7.6 million, flat fee contract with CH2M Hill. As it was originally drafted, it lacked performance measures and financial oversight, and it failed to include language that allowed us to know exactly what services we were getting with your tax dollars. With the recent termination of this contract and transition to a more traditional governmental model, the city will realize significant savings. Tina can be trusted to ensure that your tax dollars are used wisely and in a manner that improves our quality of life.
On November 3, it is important that you choose a leader for the District 5 Milton City Council seat that has a PROVEN track record of supporting the Vision upon which our City was founded.
Tina can be TRUSTED to not succumb to political pressure or pressure from the development community.
Tina has and will continue to work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for ALL of our citizens in Milton and to ensure inclusiveness for all our citizens regardless of ethnicity, background, or ability level.
Please join me in supporting Tina D'Aversa - a PROVEN leader for Milton City Council!
Alan TartCouncil Member (District 6, At Large)
Courtesy Friends of Alan Tart 125 Aven Court Milton GA 30004