Monday, October 22, 2007
Press Release / Monday / October 22, 2007
Julie Zahner Bailey for Responsible Growth - The Choice is Clear
The November 6th election for Milton City Council is only two weeks away. We need your help to ensure that Julie is re-elected to help protect and preserve our community.
Key Priorities for the next term:
Traffic Improvement and Control
Responsible growth is at the heart of the debate with Julie's opponent
Excessive growth will damage the unique rural character of Milton that drew many of us here in the first place.
Excessive growth will further aggravate our already severe traffic problem.
Excessive growth will place additional burdens on our existing revenue and may require new taxes.
Julie has fought for responsible growth in our area for 12 years. Her opponent, Roger Santi, is pro-development and growth.
Roger Santi has recently claimed to be against excessive development and sewer.
Published facts say otherwise.
Milton Beacon Article on Roger Santi's Fundraiser:"A small crowd that included many high-profile developers in the North Fulton area sipped $5 glasses of wine and munched on peeled shrimp. The crowd included three members of the City Council: Karen Thurman, Neal O'Brien and Bill Lusk."
In the same article, Lee Duncan, one of the high profile developer supporters of Roger Santi who attended the fundraiser was quoted as saying about Julie: "I've been fighting with that [fill in the blank; hint - rhymes with itch] for seven years."
Milton Beacon Article Contrasting Julie Zahner Bailey & Roger Santi:Mr. Santi was quoted as saying "My support from the business community is very deep. Zahner-Bailey is the automatic "no" vote on most zoning requests. She wants to keep Milton just like it is now forever and simply ignore growth and progress..."
Roger Santi's Actual Voting Record on Growth and Development
Mr. Santi has been an appointed member of the Atlanta Regional Commission's (ARC) Environment Land-Use Committee (ELUC), where he attended only 4 of 11 meetings last year. Along with other pro-development factions, Mr. Santi cast a critical vote in favor of placing 12,000 homes on 4,000 acres of wildlife preserve in Cherokee County, even though staff recommended against it, hundreds of residents opposed it, and it was against the land use plan for the area. He voted for this high density development just two days after losing the Milton City Council election to Ms Zahner Bailey, last year. This development would cost the County $300,000,000 in infrastructure costs that the developer would not cover.
The next few years in Milton City government will set the tone for Milton's growth and development for decades. If re-elected, Julie pledges to continue to work hard for responsible growth in accordance with our land use plans, focus directly on solutions for our traffic problems, and to aggressively manage our budget to keep our taxes low.Please vote on November 6th, and vote for Julie Zahner Bailey for the Milton City Council.
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Posted by Accessmilton Admin at Monday, October 22, 2007