Thompson explains his reasons for not running

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 3:29pm
By: Letters to the ...

After some discussion with city officials, I have decided not to pursue running for the council seat of Post 1 in the upcoming election.

I am currently involved with the city on several matters, and even though state and local ethics codes would allow me to continue to do both, if elected, I feel it would be disruptive to the city government and to the citizens of Peachtree City.

You may or may not be aware that I have never formally or informally announced my candidacy for office; I only qualified for the option to do so. It is my goal to be of service to this community, and at this time, I feel I am able to more productive to the citizens in other areas.

During these tough economic times, it is imperative that voters are educated and informed about each of the candidates’ respective platforms and the long-term effects that their decisions will have on our city.

Although you may not agree with me, Peachtree City could be the next “has been city” in a matter of a few short years. We have to be smart and not emotional with our decisions over these next years or Peachtree City may erode away as a place that used to be nice to call home.

The amenities we enjoy and the great public safety that exist here keep us above so many other places. We cannot lose either of those to tough economic times. Failing to attract viable commercial developments, whether new or refurbished, and failing to recognize good financial opportunities can be disastrous to our future.

Both the amenities and public safety cost money. Somehow we have to pay for those – either in the form of using cash reserves, higher taxes, or in good quality growth that expands the tax base. Doing nothing or cutting amenities (as some candidates propose) will lead straight to decreased home values and a reduction in your quality of life. The choice is yours.

I encourage all informed citizens of Peachtree City to get out to the polls and vote.

Dar Thompson

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 7:39am.

You make yourself look worse everytime you open your mouth. What is all the crap about you qualified but didn't officially announce???

It's obvious to everyone you've got something cooking in the back room with the city. Probably still trying to buy the tennis center or Kedron pool.

Vote Republican

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 9:51am.

that ice skating rink? Are you and "the unholy three" working on a deal before the election? I have an idea--before you open anything else why don't you take care of things at your gym. Have those moldy showers ever been cleaned up? Has the hot tub ever been operational two days in a row in the past few years? These and several other things should be corrected before you consider opening other venues.
And I think the people of PTC have indicated more than once that they are not interested in having you run for office here.

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