Some of you know how much of a shrill I’ve been for the proposed City of South Fulton. I’ve written about it at least fifteen times on my site. I helped get the bill passed. I’ve either organized or attended town hall meetings on the subject. And I’ve been all about the proposed City of South Fulton getting a fair shake (i.e., funding from the legislature to conduct a business plan, existing south Fulton cities not cherry-picking prime real estate to annex into their borders, etc.).
Well, I’d be lying to you if I sat here and said that I haven’t given any thought whatsoever to running for a seat on the new South Fulton City Council if the referendum passes next month.
If my neighbors vote yes on June 19th, we’ll have a very rare opportunity to get our new city off on the right foot with the right kind of government that works to keep our taxes low and encourages more local control from the residents of the new City of South Fulton. However, in order to get the City of South Fulton off on the right foot, we’re going to need to elect experienced and competent individuals to serve on the inaugural City Council and as Mayor.
We’re going to need people who have already developed relationships with members of the General Assembly so that if the new city ever needs anything, the person making the phone calls to our state Senators & Representatives won’t be making cold calls. We’re going to need people who understand what the problems are because of their deep roots in the community. We’re going to need people who can bridge the gap between the generations so that citizens of South Fulton, young & old, always feel that they have a stake in the success & future of the City of South Fulton.
As I’ve said, the future of South Fulton is going to be decided on June 19th. If my neighbors vote yes, then I’ll come back on June 20th and announce my decision to run or not run. If my neighbors vote no, I’ll still keep working to make South Fulton an even better place to live, work, and play; a place where there’s lower taxes, less government, and more local control.