Learnard: ‘Clear need for better communication’

Tue, 11/17/2009 - 4:04pm
By: Letters to the ...

It is with much appreciation that I thank the 6,000 Peachtree City citizens who voted on Nov. 3. Voter turnout was nearly double what it was in 2007, the last non-presidential election year.

Of the thousands of voters, nearly half, or 48 percent, gave me their vote of confidence for Post 3. This, too, is an incredible number.

We came within about 112 votes of winning, a rare feat in a three-person race, and I am grateful for your tremendous support. Now we must go back to the polls again for the runoff vote on Dec. 1.

The special election will decide not only for Post 3, but also Post 1 and the mayor’s race. Early voting begins this week at the Fayette County Elections Office.

Advance voting will be Nov. 23-25 at the Peachtree City Library. (This means that if your college-age student is home Thanksgiving week, they can vote in person.)

Regular voting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. If you prefer, an absentee ballot can be mailed to your home. Download the ballot application from the Fayette County Elections website. Fill it out, then mail, fax, or deliver it to the county elections office.

Voting in a local election is crucial because it gives citizens an opportunity to make our voices heard in the leadership, and day-to-day decisions within our community.

I have enjoyed running for Post 3 because it has been a very positive, issues-oriented campaign. I have identified better communication as one of my specific goals on council.

A clear need for better communication was demonstrated at the last City Council meeting. Citizens who wished to be heard regarding cellphone towers proposed at four locations in close proximity to parks and schools were first discouraged, then encouraged, then discouraged from providing input, with a consequence of confusion in the public meeting and citizen frustration.

The sequence of events the city follows when we study this type of proposal and solicit public input is still not clear. Our citizens wish to be heard, they deserve to be heard, and on council I will see to it they are heard.

It is the thousands of citizens who care, make their voices heard, and vote, that make Peachtree City the best place on earth to live. I’ll see you at the polls. Thank you for your support.

Kim Learnard, BSEE, M.Ed.

Candidate, PTC City Council Post 3


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Submitted by della on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 1:56pm.

What's the point of this letter? It contains nothing of importance. No issues, no positions. It's either real smart, not taking any chances with a lead, or if this is really the mindset, then PTC, we have a problem.

Submitted by Spyglass on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 11:07am.

PLEASE, don't vote. For ANYONE.

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Submitted by PTCspyglass on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 10:03am.

Ask yourself - Why are both Coucilwoman CP and Kim's sign authorized to be in front of Dar's World Gym on Highway 74? Why has Kim NEVER endorsed Don Haddix?? HHHmmm. Let me think. How's that for substance!!

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 3:48pm.

Your comment reminds me of Dar's letter. Remember the one where he said he talked to some of the existing council and they all agreed it would be better if he didn't run.

PTCspyglass any relation to regular spyglass?

Submitted by Spyglass on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 4:23pm.

Spyglass is his own blogger. PTC Spyglass is obviously a "wanna be".

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 7:39pm.

That's what it says, that's what it means and that is how any normal person would understand it.

No question, you and I should go out and vote for the person we think will help our city more than hurt it. I'll be there at the polls as I have been for decades. Hope you can do the same, della. I'll check to see if you voted.

Submitted by Angry Taxpayer on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 2:44pm.

...more "Plunkett Fluff" to me.

Cyndi Plunkett: Dismantling Peachtree City one zoning variance at a time.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:02pm.

Is anybody surprised???

Vote Republican

Submitted by totellthetruth on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:14pm.

"if I only had a brain" the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Harry is often heard mumbling this as he walks cityhall.

"Me & Cyndi we's like peas & carrots we go together" Forrest Gump.Harry taking his girl around to meet the deep pockets of PTC.

"I want the truth! You can't handle the truth!!! A few Good Men.The citizens of PTC at the last council meeting when talking about the cell towers.

"I am king of the world" Titanic...the ship that Logsdon happens to be on now as he runs for State Insurance Commish.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 12:23am.

Logsdon(Leaving the WhyKnot---"I Walk the Line"
Cyndi "I Stayed too Long at the Dance"
Both "Those Little White Lies"
Developers looking for Cyndi after election "Had Anybody Seen My Gal?"
The Unholy Three: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."
Logsdon (leaving WhyKnot) "It's Three O'Clock in the Morning."
Both: "Goodbye Song from Sound of Music "Goodbye, So Long, etc."
PTC Voters to Both: "Why Do You Do Us Like You Do,Do, Do?"

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:53pm.

A wonderful way to end the day, with a really good chuckle.


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