Pullias, Learnard will preserve PTC as special

Tue, 10/27/2009 - 3:35pm
By: Letters to the ...

Your vote in the Nov. 3 election for mayor and three council positions will determine the future direction of Peachtree City.

Of utmost importance is that we elect people who understand how the implementation of our land use and comprehensive plans, and the protection of their integrity, can preserve PTC as an exceptional place to live. We need people who understand what attracted most of us to PTC and will strive to maintain those values.

I believe that Beth Pullias (Post 1) meets all of the qualifications to be an exceptionally good council person. She has attended City Council, Planning Commission and Board of Education meetings for years and has demonstrated a sincere concern about all of PTC, not just the area where she lives.

She has been open-minded, listening to and evaluating all sides before deciding what stand to take, always trying to be fair. She does not represent nor answer to any special interests.

Beth has taken an interest in, and understands, the issues facing our city, concerned with the present as well future consequences.

We have seen many candidates come out of the woodwork to run for office, with little knowledge about our city, only to disappear again after having made disastrous decisions. Beth has been participating for years and has proven herself worthy. She would represent us well. I support her with confidence.

Some time ago I had the opportunity to meet and converse with Kim Learnard (Post 3). I have the impression that she intends to live in Peachtree City long-term and is devoted to preserving it as a special place. She has made an effort to learn about the history and development of our city and the land use, comprehensive plans and ordinances that protect us.

As does Beth, she seems to care about the buffers, trees and natural spaces that give our city its special character.

There are many important decisions to be made on issues such as annexation, sewer extension beyond our borders, TDK Boulevard, redevelopment, and many others, which will influence the quality of Peachtree City forever.

Please cast your vote wisely next Tuesday β€” it’s important.

Phyllis Aguayo

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by mudcat on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 6:55pm.

You endorsed 2 of the ladies, but what about Vanessa? She's singing the right tune and her opponent is married to the evil developer - or his clone or employee or something. Anyways, Vanessa is a good choice. Don't you agree, Phyllis?

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Submitted by della on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 3:49pm.

You're kidding right? These two remind me of Plunkett all the way. Lot's of promises up front and delivers something entirely different later. What are you, some kind of "only ladies" groupie? If Pullias' spokesmanship for her ideas over that last couple years were so profound, then how did we wind up in the situation we're in? I'd rather not take that chance.
As for your comment, "We have seen many candidates come out of the woodwork to run for office...." I do believe Pullias meets your definition. I've been reading these blogs since the start of the year and guess what? Only Haddix made a move early to run quickly followed by Imker in February and then by Barker soon after. And when did Pullias decide? Oh yes, about 6 weeks ago. When did Learnard decide? I just know it wasn't until recently.

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Submitted by The Prince on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 8:27pm.

Lets forget this debate for a second and talk about what she wants to do if elected. For example, let me point out an answer to question number five from Cal's questions.

5. Under what conditions β€” if any β€” would you support an increase in the city property tax?

"We need to raise the millage to cover our budgetary needs at a minimum."

That alone is a good reason to vote for someone else. After the first forum I declared that my candidate for this post is Barker. I recently had the opportunity to meet with the young man and he too has been deeply involved in this community for years.

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."

-Machiavelli, The Prince

Submitted by editmom on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 4:51pm.

I don't mean to downplay the importance of these blogs for communication, but they are not the "be-all and end-all" source for who's considering public office. I know Beth Pullias has been considering running for office for quite some time. I believe the issue under discussion was her continued involvement in Peachtree City, not when she actually declared her decision to run for Post 1.

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Submitted by della on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 7:43pm.

Perhaps you and Beth knew, but I bet at least 35,000 other Peachtree Citizens didn't know until she came out 6 weeks ago. So out of the woodworks she comes. I've been considering running for president in 2012. But I'll declare and let everyone know around June 2012. Does that mean I'm not out of the woodwork since I'm thinking about it now?

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 8:11pm.

Ask anyone in Planterra if they only knew Pullias since "6 months ago." Not everyone in this town is hopelessly ignorant and oblivious to what goes on in local politics and neighborhoods, though quite a few are.

Everyone is entitled to an INFORMED opinion. That leaves quite a few bloggers with nothing.

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