In order, here’s what he has in store for the next two years:
1. You voting for him. He knows you might be annoyed about his lack of transparency and secret dealings over the last year, but don’t be concerned:
“I think where I fell short this year is because of everything that’s been going on, I didn’t do a real good job of communicating. I should have done a better job of keeping (the commissioners) up to speed on what was going on, but I was just so busy — and that’s not an excuse. It’s just they deserve better than what they got,” Lee said.
That’s really just for his fellow commissioners, but there’s hope there that his New Year’s resolution will extend to the residents of Cobb County. Unless he gets busy.
2. Bus Rapid Transit: He wants to have buses not just up and down Highway 41, but across the county as well.
Lee said he hopes to make the county more walkable in the future, an endeavor he thinks will attract millennials, who often want the option to take a taxi, a bus or another form of public transportation.
“We need a more walkable transit-oriented community holistically. That’s what the millennials want. They want the options … and we don’t have those,” Lee said.
3. HOST taxes on the ballot: Lee wants to increase the sales tax from 6 to 7 and use that to offset a property tax decrease. Of course, such a tax increase will more than offset the property tax adjustment, but that’s ok, Cobb County is going to need it.