STEVE BROWN - Just a reminder

So i did a search on Steve Brown here in the archives, and I found a very humorous take on his last political foray.


Requiem for an Idiot

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Submitted by CCB on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 9:21am.

I've never been a big Steve Brown fan and I'm pro-TDK. You guys are idiots for not going through with it.

I'm leaning toward Brown in this race. Doug Warner has done a lot backdoor stuff to make everyone turn against the people in real estate development and Ramsey is in tight with Doug.

Harold Logsdon was my choice for mayor and I'm sticking with him. I don't run out on people.

I had a lot of disagreements with Brown on local issues but I think we need to shake things up at the state level. He works hard and I'll say he's honest.

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 11:42pm.

"I'm pro-TDK. You guys are idiots for not going through with it."

CCB: If you're going to call us idiots for wanting to keep PTC one of the most desirable places to live while continuing with a measured growth philosophy, you may want to at least add one sentence of justification,eh? I'll help start you off: "You guys are idiots for not supporting a TDK expansion because......" Take it from there CCB. Just cut and paste. I promise to come back and read it.

"Harold Logsdon was my choice for mayor and I'm sticking with him. I don't run out on people."

Okay CCB. Using your logic, once one gets their foot in the door they are set for life no matter how their actions belie their words. All I have to do is say what you need to hear to get elected; talk about the land use plan. measured growth, etc. Then when I slide between the sheets with any developer with cash, you'll simply say that you're stickin with me. No pun or inuendo intended, but it reminds me of Broke Back Mountain: "I ain't quittin you!!!"

Not trying to change your mind on anything because it probably is less than possible, but I like the idea of holding people to their word and keeping them honest by making them earn their vote each term. Just a thought.


Kevin "Hack" King

Submitted by d.smith700 on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 12:45pm.

I see no reason why Mr. Brown can't be a state representative as well as Mayor of a small town like Peachtree City. Lawyers do it all of the time with a full practice! He is a way from being Lt. Governor or Governor or Senator of the US government yet. US congress may be best bet and skip the Governor thing. The republicans are done, so he will have to do an easy conversion to a Georgia democrat---as they used to be called!

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Submitted by ptctaxpayer on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 10:13am.

This is a bad dream for PTC. “Back Door Warner” (as CCB calls him) is a developer’s lawyer and Ramsey’s boss. He was on the Dev Auth and admitted violating the Open Meetings Laws. He had more dealings being the lawyer for the Airport Authority. Seabaugh took a full time job with a Coweta developer. The AJC says Ramsey “honed his skills” with Seabaugh. You folks say, for example, that TDK is a local issue. If so, why is State Senator Seabaugh frothing at the mouth every time he talks about TDK? We should listen to a defeated Congressman from Butts County and a State Senator from Coweta County on who to vote for in PTC exactly why ?

You're gonna have to explain it to me again---- Steve Brown is scary why ?

Submitted by Nitpickers on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 5:42pm.

I'm not sure working for Doug Warner would have anything to do with how young lawyer Ramsey might vote or influence others on anything. He has to work for somebody!
Warner also is the attorney for the Electric co-op, and the Airport Authority, which is basically managed by a board who would in all likelihood be sensitive to development and bankers. Again some lawyer has to do that.
The big strike is the Tennis Center loans and how they came out---if anyone knows for sure.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Thu, 11/22/2007 - 10:34pm.

I supported Harold Logsdon as a bunch who know me on this site will tell you, but I had the guts to come out and admit the error of my ways. The stuff Steve Brown said was true. I believed the suck-ups like Bob Lenox, Hollis Harris and Joel Cowan, and look what we got: Harold Kick Us In The Teeth Logsdon.

Captainsarcasm is complaining about what? His blogger name truly fits.

Hey, great job Steve Brown and company. Compared to Captainsarcasm’s pick, Harold Logsdon, Steve comes off looking like George Washington and Ronald Reagan wrapped into one.

This is what Captainsarcasm doesn't like about Steve Brown:

1. Our council pulled the city out of the biggest budget shortfall (across the board pay increases of over $750,000, excessive spending, added 14 new staff positions and roll the millage rate back at the same time) in the city's history in the midst of the worst economy in the city's history. Took bold steps and showed fiscal discipline by making immediate budget cuts in 2002 in excess of $1 million and cut over $10 million of city projects in the public improvement program.

2. Created the strongest environmental protection ordinances (tree preservation, stormwater) in the city's history.

3. More funds appropriated for roads and cart paths (a record $66 million with an additional $11 million from SPLOST) than any other time in the city's history.

4. City's Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program won nearly $2 million in grants and was given regional recognition.

5. The city's bond rating was elevated to the highest ranking in the city's history with only two local governments in the entire state ranking higher.

6. Placed more funding, new equipment and personnel into cart path paving than any other city administration.

7. Creating the city's first ever Stormwater Utility that will create the city's first stormwater infrastructure maintenance program and implement $9 million of overdue repairs.

8. Created the city's largest public-private community program, Community Action Day, that utilized hundreds of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of dollars to help citizens in need and local schools.

9. Created the city's first ban on smoking to protect the health of the citizens. Our ordinance became a model for the state ban.

10. Created ordinance (and state legislation) allowing 15-year-olds to drive a golf cart and seniors to drive a cart without a license providing both groups with unprecedented freedom of movement.

11. Created a golf cart safety training program for middle school and high school students.

12. Built the city's first Smoke Training Facility and renovated several fire stations.

13. Hired additional firefighters and police in addition to purchase more vehicles and equipment.

14. Created the city's first in-house City Solicitor position to be more efficient and reduce costs.

15. Created the first ever Educational Impact Statement for every rezoning and annexation request to measure the development's impact in order to protect our schools.

16. Approved the very successful Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT) program.
17. Co-Founding and leading the Metropolitan Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA)

18. Fought government corruption put an end to the mismanagement of the Development Authority.

19. Created the city's first overlay zone with architectural and landscape controls. The overlay and the LCI program were the most significant land planning projects in our city.

Vote Republican

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 11:54pm.

This is one of the best posts on this topic I've read. I covered it top to bottom; lots of meat to go with the opinions. That's refreshing. But it was kind of like enjoying a tall glass of lemonaid only to find a dead insect at the bottom. Know what I mean?

Vote democrat (if you don't like perpetual wars); the dollar depends on it.



Kevin "Hack" King

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