Courtesy Friends of Julie Zahner Bailey
Please remember to vote for Julie, Milton City Council Member, on Tuesday, November 8.Also, consider forwarding this message to your neighbors.
November 5, 2011
Dear Milton Neighbors and Residents:
We currently have a City Council who works together with our Mayor and City Staff to lead our city. We have accomplished a lot to date. These are the areas where I have been very instrumental while on Milton City Council.
Strong Financial Position without Increasing Taxes
$7.8 fund balance
$1,531,938 in insurance tax premiums; almost $680,000 more than anticipated in Fiscal Year 2011
Anticipated increase of $825,000 for Fiscal Year 2012
$3.5M in annual sales tax allocation from Fulton County (at least $35M over 10 years)
Saved an estimated $2M annually by terminating our outsourcing contract with CH2M Hill and performing services in-house
While my opponent thinks the city is financially unsustainable, Milton's City Manager states otherwise: "I am not comfortable with the idea being out there that 'Milton Finances = Not Sustainable.' It frankly isn't true...you all have made some very, very, very sound financial decisions in the last couple of years to position Milton to successfully weather one of the worst downturns in the economy and emerge strong. We will have plenty of opportunities to make more hard decisions in the future, but as I presented to you earlier in the year, I am confident with active management of our budget, we are very sustainable." - (C. Lagerbloom, personal communication to mayor and council, October 31, 2011) Click here for news from Milton's Finance Department=> http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=fsk9m7bab&v=001P8PqTJg1cREfKvEUD2pOPdmLNFylm5r5oKy5_0ClXcnaUhm7afmWX26ATim5aeOrLW2Ex5cf6 -FrpjYkL0f0MnBEb0BLTtb5lQGv6r62FUUu5xveU9OYDB2ZsIjnfEPk5M5yRcCQL0sxf1zWbuZT4fVzDhj9ql463RQ9K1S1wUrlg8UJMV1Csjoh6OQXPAgHSlwFPNI2UbtIkZcwIauBX6wZpS9JE7fJiAE-83CQYv45dMEQqd8Ba90acBE3mYby
Aggressive Implementation of a Transportation Master Plan and Fully-Funded Transportation Improvements
Traffic relief includes implementing solutions that do not raise our taxes and keep Milton unique with high community standards and a calmer lifestyle.
Re-routing traffic around Milton's periphery
Projects are completed or in progress for road improvements and maintenance of our gravel roads
Intersection improvements are funded and in various stages of implementation including Birmingham Highway and Providence, Providence and Arnold Mill, Cogburn, Hopewell and Francis, Bethany Bend and Cogburn and plans in Crabapple at several locations to name a few
Long time advocate for roundabouts resulting in Georgia DOT now funding them 100% in Milton and throughout Georgia
Superior Services for Fire, Police and Community Safety & Welfare that are Financially within Our Means
Fully-established court system
Hired 8 additional police officers
Continual analysis of call center data to ensure adequate coverage
Funding of necessary fire equipment for all areas of Milton improving public safety while also reducing insurance costs of the individual citizen
Acquisition of land for new fire station/police office on Highway 9
Parks & Greenspace for All that are Funded and Budgeted
Completed a Master Parks Plan and have begun implementing active & passive parks as well as a trail system
My support of parks dates back to the 90's and continues to this day. I am in full support of the development of the 200 acre Birmingham Park and other parkland that we have available. I also support fully the acquisition of Providence Park once the environmental issues and subsequent liabilities with that land are resolved or mitigated. I believe we can and should set a national standard for a park system available to all Milton citizens.
Comprehensive Land Use Plan that is Citizen Defined and Financially Viable
No increased taxes
Citizen defined, legally-adopted ordinances
Balanced, defined, buffered residential and commercial areas
We Need Proven Leadership on Council
It is important that we elect decision makers who understand governmental accounting and the balance needed to maintain our quality of life and our unique sense of place while supporting this financially. Click here See what a local resident says about Why We Should Vote for Julie Zahner Bailey=> http://julie4milton.com/why-we-are-voting-for-Julie-Zahner-Bailey.php
Why I am the Right Person
My leadership on zoning, land use policies, future planning, recreation, transportation, budgeting and more demonstrates that I have the knowledge, hands-on experience and proven leadership to ensure that Milton will remain unique and sustainable. As a member of Council I bring a track record of proven leadership to Milton. I have fostered long-term relationships with community leaders of Fulton County, State officials, adjacent counties and cities, and the School Board. This is significant because their decisions affect Milton.
Re-elect me, Julie Zahner Bailey, your Council member, and the citizens' voice. I will continue to maintain balance and to ensure open, transparent government. My knowledge and willingness to stand tall on the tough issues must remain at the Council table. The future of Milton depends on this election.
Choose Milton. Choose Julie.
Vote for Julie on November 8th.
All my best,
Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council
Tuesday, November 8th Citizens of Milton go to the polls for the municipal election. City Council members are elected and serve at large, the entire city.
There are 7 polling locations in Milton, to determine your polling place use this
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Remember to bring your Georgia driver's license or another form of identification to vote.
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