Some on Council talk about attracting young families. They recognize the school population is shrinking. But that is where reality seems to end for them.

This a a huge issues needing an examination of fact vs fantasy.

Is recreation something good for Peachtree City? Of course it is. But that is not the where the fantasy element resides.

Time to look at some claims and the reality:

Vanessa Fleisch has been pushing more landscaping since 2010. She bemoans the changes from the good old days when the city was beautiful and there were no complaints about appearances. She talked about all the complaints now being received.

Every time anything dealing with landscaping came up, from the new housing development near Wilshire to entranceways and facilities, she wanted flowers and other annuals. Every time I talked about the cost of such thinking, her flowers, etc., were denied..

Now for a reality check and some history on the claims that led to huge bump in landscaping budget and returning to city employees.

With new people unaware of the history, reinvention by some with an agenda and other factors, a brief history of what has transpired at the Line Creek site is in order.

When this issue came up while I was Mayor, I opposed it. The engineering studies made in 2008 and 2009 plus the rejection of most options for the 74/54 intersection were proofs given for the waste of time and money this would be.

Well, Mayor Fleisch and Councimember Learnard continued to push for the study and was joined by Councilmember Ernst. 

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With the election over, I am moving forward.

Do I care about Fayette and Peachtree City? Yes. They are my home.

An impression has been created the rise in the amount of Ad Volorum Tax coming to each government in the County is ongoing.

Increasingly people are asking me about maintenance in Peachtree City and the County plus new paths. Where is the funding for this work is also a major concern.

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