Harold Logsdon

Tue, 10/25/2005 - 4:47pm
By: Candidates Forum

George Washington had the most difficult administration in the history of our country. That’s because he didn’t have a previous administration to blame his troubles on, like our current mayor.

We continue hearing complaints about these 14 new government positions, across the board salary increases, and various other problems left over from the previous administration. However, if these troubles are still around four years later, it seems to me that the problem is not with the previous administration; it’s with the current one.

As such, we must always do our best to eliminate wasteful spending in government. Your tax dollars are not a slush fund; they are a sacred trust that must be used wisely. My skills as a Certified Internal Auditor and my experience in fraud investigation and business operations will serve our community well as I analyze city government for efficiency and effectiveness. I will bring a sense of urgency to this task, and I won’t rest until every penny is accounted for.

It is true that we have more funds appropriated for highway projects than at any other time in our history.

Despite the current administration’s claim of responsibility for this, it is really due to the fact that the metro Atlanta area met clean air requirements established by the EPA. Transportation funds were then released to state and local governments.

Had our mayor negotiated in a spirit of shared responsibility with Fayette County, the $11 million we received in SPLOST funding would have been significantly higher. Once again, lack of effective leadership leaves Peachtree City with less than it could have had.

Leadership is about accepting challenges and presenting solutions. Our current administration is only interested in excuses for why our city finds itself in constant conflict with our neighbors, or for why our tax burden rises every year.

Like any good Army man, I am not interested in excuses. Neither are the citizens of Peachtree City. I am interested in results, and I will work to bring those results quickly and efficiently for the benefit of our community.

George Washington didn’t make excuses; he made decisions and stood by them. As your next mayor, I want to bring the same responsible leadership back to Peachtree City.

Harold Logsdon

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 10:13am.

Harold I spake thusly: "Leadership is about accepting challenges and presenting solutions"

Only now, several years later and with the benefit of hindsight, do we realize that in Harold Logsdon worldview, "solutions" is shorthand for "developer-friendly rezoning".

Submitted by Dondol on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 9:36am.

Harold Logsdon how dare you compare yourself to George Washington. You sir are not good enough to be dirt on that Great Americans shoes.

Obama's weapon of Choice!

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 9:03am.

"George Washington didn’t make excuses...."

Harold, Harold, Harold.....

Many years from now, when you shuffle off the mortal coil, people will recall these words and eulogize you as follows: "When the going got tough, Harold Logsdon didn't make excuses....he commissioned a poll!"

Laughing out loud

Submitted by enoughalready on Sat, 10/29/2005 - 12:14am.

Where's the plan Harold? Even DAR has a plan at least. If you want my vote then at least have a plan. Raising over $30,000 and paying a consultant over $15,000 to run a campaign for mayor won't BUY my vote! I need some positions on the issues that affect my life in Peachtree City. I'm still very much undecided.

Submitted by wdd5885 on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 8:00pm.

I don't see the hatred that Cal Beverly,or you, talk about in any of the challengers' literature or public comments. Harold Logsdon's material simply points out the flaws of Brown's administration. Direct PAC has their own agenda. I have not seen nor heard anything that leads me to believe they support any one candidate. The assumption they support Harlod Logsdon has been floated by Steve Brown. I will agree there are strong feelings about this election, however I do not see "hatred" coming from any of the challengers. Yes, there is "hatred" among citizens against Brown, but as I have said before, it has been created by his own actions.
I also want to clarify what I meant in my previous reply, I said Steve Brown won the last election by pointing out flaws of the previous administration, just like his current challengers.

Submitted by wdd5885 on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 7:36pm.

How can you acuse Harold Logsdon of hatred after four years of the current Mayor's antics? Name calling along with shouting matches at city council meetings, the current mayor has created his own problems with his leadership style. All I have seen out of any candidate's material are factual points that have occurred under Brown's administration. In any election, challengers are going to point out the current administration's flaws and attack them. Steve Brown did the same thing when he was elected. Now all of a sudden it's not OK to do so?

Submitted by Joe Swanson on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 7:44pm.

In your reply, you defend Mr. Logsdon and others with the following:

"Steve Brown did the same thing when he was elected. Now all of a sudden it's not OK to do so?"

You prove the point Cal made. That type of politics is always wrong whether Brown or Lenox or Logsdon does it. "He started it" may be in vogue on the playground but deprives any adult of credibility. Logsdon is just following along like a sheep for the Lenox/DIRECT-PAC cartel. Brown is certainly not guiltless but he is indisputably incorruptible.

Submitted by Joe Swanson on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 6:05pm.

Cal Beverly is correct: the venomous hatred present in PTC politics serves no good. What good, for example, came from Bob Lenox's attempt to have Steve Brown arrested because a secretary drove his daughter to day camp? It was an all consuming hatred--- a belief that by attacking Brown, Lenox could re-invent his public image, maybe even get a "do over" on the unsuccessful referendum vote to erect the shrine to Bob. This is a phenomenon that recovering alcoholics label "projection"--- exposing the faults of others to hide their own. Unfortunately, the opposite results usually occur. It is now not fairly debatable that we witnessed what may best be termed the Lenox legacy of lawlessness. More of the same with Logsdon? Logsdon dares to compare himself to George Washington, a man who eschewed the politics and the attacks that so prominently adorn Mr. Logsdon's slick, professional mail pieces. You, sir, are no George Washington.

Even after five years out of office, Lenox still faces new revelations of questionable dealings that surface on a regular basis (i.e., the purchase of the wastewater property from developer friends). The question then becomes--- Why has Logsdon embraced this same conduct? To quell the continuing revelations? Apparently, the agenda of his well-paid political attack consultant is more important to him than George Washington's lessons in statesmanship.

Logsdon has not condemned the brand of poisonous politics that Cal warns of: he has embraced it wholeheartedly. Logsdon will be a return to old past of cloistered control and secret deals in secret meetings.

I may vote for the Pizza Boy. He may be absent but at least he has not been hateful !

Submitted by johenry on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 12:03am.

Joe Swanson made his post on 10/27/2005 and you can't say he wasn't right. Look at all the Googles on the mayor and see if they've come true.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 7:01am.

Those were the days. Dar was a serious candidate, Lenox was still the devil and Brown drew competition like flies on a dead possum.

Sure Logsdon won because he wasn't Brown. DirectPac endorsed him and Phil somebody - tepidly and equally.

What ever happened to that little hamster? He got banned for something about Cal and his over the top endorsement of Brown, but I don't remember the details.

And yes indeed, Swanson had it right. I'm not sure Logsdon is even going to run again. He likes the job, but why preside over the train wreck of the next 4 years. He can go out on a high note - PTC's 50th anniv. and be a hero. Haddix can come in and demonize him for a couple years, raise taxes and impose his liberal agenda on PTC. Perfect match for Obama's action in the White House.

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Submitted by H. Hamster on Wed, 10/26/2005 - 1:19pm.

Brown compares himself to Thomas Jefferson and now you're flirting with a comparison to George Washington. Next Rapson will compare himself to the master of fiscal responsibility, Alexander Hamilton and Dar will make a run at Patrick Henry. Tennant, of course, is Benedict Arnold - because he abandoned BRAWN (Brown Rapson and Weed Nucklheads).

Submitted by dar on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 7:46am.

Dar, Patrick Henry...Thanks for the compliment

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Submitted by H. Hamster on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 7:50am.

Because Patrick Henry was young and pretty and had one memorable line before being really hung - or is it hanged?

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Submitted by scruffy on Thu, 10/27/2005 - 7:38pm.

Go run around on your little wheel you rodent. Patrick Henry was hanged. You are not qualified to be in this debate.

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