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Which Half Are You?

Which Half Are You?

 

Are you the half the voted for the city?  Or, are you the half that voted no for the city?

Although I voted “NO” for the city, I do not consider myself one half of anything.  I am a citizen of the new City of Peachtree Corners.  Everyone in the city should now consider themselves a citizen of the city,  not part of a special half that is better or smarter than anyone else.  Rather, all equals in our rights and voices as citizens. 

My reasons for voting no were all centered on government’s relentless tendency to grow and grow.   My reasons for running for Post 5 now are centered on thwarting that tendency.  The Charter promises something very unique.  It was branded “city-lite.”  I want to ensure that promise is kept.  I want to make certain the excitement we have for local control does not manifest itself as an over-reaching city council. 

I was born and raised in unincorporated  Norcross.  I attended grammar school, middle school and then Norcross High School.  I am going to raise my family in the new City of Peachtree Corners  and  I am going to teach my kids to respect all parts of the city.  I want them to know that the city is full of hard working people that want Peachtree Corners to be a great place to live and work.

I welcome everyone to the new City of Peachtree Corners and invite you to call or email me with any concerns or questions regarding the city.  I will give you honest answers.  Not answers with words parsed for politics.

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Lisa Rosenthal February 22, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Brent, you seem disgruntled--I guess you are a property owner in Peachtree Corners maybe upside down in a mortgage like most. I respect your ideals. Let's see who can love those that live in 'the apartments' and that will show what the ideals are. Alas, the joke is on you property owners, the nice decent hard working folks in the apartments are moving elsewhere for a better life. Good luck with things, and good luck with the national corporations who run these apartments.

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