My title is Clint Holland and I’m proud to announce my candidacy for the Open Peachtree Metropolis Submit 3 Metropolis Council seat. I’ve just lately retired and am able to commit all my time to serve PTC residents.
Once we first visited the world, my spouse Ann and I instantly fell in love with Peachtree Metropolis, and now it is change into our “without end house,” so I wish to be sure that our stunning metropolis Keep heading in the right direction in the direction of a affluent future.
As a trusted Conservative, I watch the actions of our present council intently, and I imagine they’ve misplaced their manner with our residents. Some declare to be heard, however with the present governance of our metropolis the voices of our residents will not be actually heard.
I went to PTC due to the idea of village, security and safety for my household. The crime charge was low, the colleges have been prime notch, and we fell in love with the golf cart life amidst the town’s greenspace.
I’ve attended most Metropolis Council, WASA, Planning Fee, 2022 Complete Plan, 2023 SPLOST, and different conferences since shifting to Peachtree Metropolis. In these conferences I’ve seen some dangerous selections on the a part of the town council on critical issues for the betterment of our residents. If this metropolis have been an organization and I used to be the president, I might flip down a number of the members for poor efficiency.
I used to be approached final March by an in depth private pal, Counselor Frank Destadio, who requested me to be considered one of their members this yr on the replace of Peachtree Metropolis’s 2022 Complete Plan. I’m so proud to be related to the federal government of my metropolis.
I used to be on the committee for the scheme however the citizen survey (which had no actual enter from the committee) was flawed from the very starting. I struggled to redo the survey or to recreate or redo it.
After instructing math on the College of Colorado, Denver, I understood the character of surveys and statistics and the character of appropriately asking questions on surveys. The Complete Planning Committee was not requested to evaluation something in regards to the survey questions, so it was despatched with out our enter. After about 38,000 PTCs accomplished by 581 respondents out of residents, I used to be advised that this survey information was the results of our residents, and I can not problem that.
I spoke at a metropolis council assembly this summer time in regards to the heterogeneous survey information used within the plan. So, I personally analyzed the info when it was launched to the committee, and located the other consequence from what was put within the last complete plan.
The ultimate plan ended up utilizing heterogeneous information and my analytical and statistical summaries of the particular information have been eliminated by the town council. Final month I used to be shocked, like a lot of my fellow PTC residents, that with a 3 to 1 vote, that terrifyingly complete plan had been accredited.
I used to be very disillusioned with the town council vote, so it was the final straw and I made a decision to run for the open seat of the earlier councilwoman Kola. Now we have to professionally redo the survey and rewrite elements of the excellent plan for 2022.
At this time we wish a brand new method to metropolis authorities. We in Peachtree Metropolis have to hearken to the “silent majority” and comply with by means of on the guarantees with motion. So listed below are a few of my main discussion board points that I wish to deal with within the service of my group:
• 54/74 Visitors is probably the most constant development in our metropolis. As an engineer and supervisor, I do know this intersection could be tremendously improved and maybe even fastened with an overpass/underpass. If elected, I’ll work intently with GA DOT to debate all attainable options for a workable reply, and never simply make extra hole guarantees to its residents. GA DOT has the funds and assets to do that on 54/74, however might have to contribute more cash to the PTC Metropolis Council for GA DOT plans to work.
• I’m a monetary hawk. If elected, I might vote to cut back our metropolis’s monetary money reserves from 50% to 30% over time, as the town solely requires a 25% money reserve. I might additionally vote to decrease the town’s property taxes by considerably reducing the millage charge to present its residents more cash of their pockets this yr as a substitute of a 17+% tax improve. I’ll continually watch the place and with whom we spend taxpayers’ cash.
• I am unable to actually say it extra clearly: no urbanization, no mixed-use growth, and no high-rise residences within the PTC. We do not want this type of growth/redevelopment, as a result of the Village idea of Peachtree Metropolis has made us the envy of deliberate communities nationwide. If they’re chosen to be stored out of PTC then I’ll vote reliably.
• All residents wish to assist our police and first responders. If chosen I’ll vote to assist them with good compensation, up-to-date gear with the most recent expertise, and the most effective security gear we are able to purchase.
• Jobs have all the time been a sizzling matter throughout Georgia, and we at Peachtree Metropolis are not any exception to this. I might have a look at every bit of enterprise/industrial land accessible in my metropolis and discover methods to make use of it to create extra jobs for my proficient residents. I might be a constant and credible vote to not convert enterprise/industrial land into residential space.
• If elected, I plan to push revisions to the 2022 Complete Plan and Survey on the town council’s agenda so we are able to see the place council votes align. I might vote to both return to the earlier 2017 complete plan or “redo” the 2022 complete plan/survey to take away urbanization or mixed-use growth.
• If elected, I’ll work to assist scale back visitors issues within the Plantera space to guard youngsters.
• I hear the cries of our residents for extra recreation areas in metropolis council conferences and I agree. If chosen I might favor leisure re-purposing a number of the present places as an excellent start line.
Personally, here is a small sampling of my background and expertise:
• Training: Chemical Engineering BS 1971, MBA 1984 (Emphasis on Economics and Advertising), Environmental Engineering PhD 2007
• PTC Complete Plan 2022: fought in opposition to urbanization and combined use housing.
• Fayette County Water Committee – 2021-2022. Committee member – In depth expertise in all phases of water, storm water, waste water, filtration and engineering design.
• Labored with and absolutely supported Frank Destadio’s marketing campaign for the 2021 PTC Metropolis Council.
• Common attendee and speaker in PTC Municipal Council and Planning Fee conferences.
• Inventors, Engineers, Designers and Entrepreneurs within the subject of Engineering and Enterprise for 40 years.
• Profitable 49-year enterprise/tech profession: Government administration of many small and enormous technologically pushed corporations. Began, constructed and bought 3 technically associated corporations.
• Sits on a number of boards of administrators for corporations within the water, air and filtration markets.
• Small and medium-sized firm managed as a Vice President, President, or CEO.
• Taught math and engineering at Metropolitan State College on the campus of the College of Colorado, Denver
• Revealed home and worldwide articles on quite a lot of filtration, air and water matters.
• 3 US/1 Worldwide Patent Holders
• United States Military Nationwide Guard, 861st Engineers
• Peachtree Metropolis resident since 2020; Knights of Columbus member since 2014: Household Director; and members of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church
For those who’re on the lookout for a reputable metropolis council conservative who listens to the “silent majority” of our metropolis, I am the one who asks you to decide on Clint Holland’s title in the course of the early voting or on November eighth.
For particulars go to www.clint4ptc.com.