Sponsored Post: Vicki Horton “My Commitment to You”

I am thrilled and excited to be running for Johns Creek City Council Post 3.  This note is to highlight WHY I am running, HOW I will conduct myself and WHAT you can expect from me.

WHY I am running:

I am running because I know I can help us transition Johns Creek from a startup city to a mature city.  I have very unique set of skills and those skill sets are directly related to the requirements of a City Council Member and the issues facing Johns Creek now and in the future.  I have helped community leadership, residents and businesses for 25 years navigate the same issues we face:

  • Residential involvement and inclusion
  • Land use planning
  • Zoning and Permitting
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Organizational Development
  • Policies and procedures
  • Economic base development
  • Tax digest content
  • Mayor and Council education, coaching and facilitation
  • Workforce Development
  • Millennial retention and attraction
  • Aging population

I know I can help us because I have done this before, many times, for 25 years.

HOW I will conduct myself:

I am an extremely consistent person, steady, unwavering, but willing to compromise when it is clear that is required to lead to the optimal outcome for all.  Below are things you can expect from me, I will:

  • Find common ground and work together
  • Ask questions
  • Do my research
  • Ask questions again
  • Bring outside the box, proven sustainable ideas to Johns Creek
  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of our residents, businesses, and schools

WHAT you can expect from me:

The following are a few of the qualities you can expect from me when I am your Council Member. I am:

  • A visionary
  • Focused on a holistic approach
  • Level headed
  • Passionate in the pursuit of answers
  • Focused on fact-based decision making
  • Steadfast
  • Calm
  • Collaborative
  • A leader who leads by example
  • Functional in my approach
  • Authentic, consistent and congruent
  • A “bridge builder”
  • A person who will always hold my Council Mates and myself accountable

I will do the job you have asked me to do in the time frame you elect me to serve.

EXPERIENCE AND PLATFORM:

If you review and appreciate my qualifications and experience, resonate with my goals and respect the way I conduct myself then I would be honored to receive your vote.

When elected, I promise to serve and execute the duties and position of Council Member to the best of my ability with integrity. I will work with the Council, City Staff, and other City leadership to shape the future of Johns Creek into a Community that exceeds the expectations of its residents, businesses, and visitors.

One final thought, first and foremost, we are ALL residents of Johns Creek, unified in our love for our community and our wishes for its prosperous future. I am one of us and I will represent all of us to the best of my ability.

This is my commitment to you.

Respectfully,

Vicki

Councilwoman Stephanie Endres Protect Us From Approving an Unseen $2 Million Lighting Design

In a recent work session, only Stephanie Endres kept the Johns Creek City Council from approving a $2 million lighting plan which no one has seen on Abbotts Bridge Road. Watch as she asks the hard questions on your behalf and keeps us from being forced to approve any plan on short notice.

Video Source: City of Johns Creek

Commentary: Ernest Moosa

Comprehensive Land Use Plan Draft Update: New Timeline

 At the City Council meeting Monday night, Community Development Director Sharon Ebert gave an update to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Draft. She has received feedback from over 200 residents. She requested Council to extend the timeline and create a second draft (to lower the density and make the document easier to read), which will be ready early 2018.
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These changes are a result of the vocal residents who read our post published on Sept 9th: Land Use Comp Plan being PUSHED Thru Despite Residents Concernsin response to the lack of action from City Hall to implement reasonable suggestions to improve the readability of the document, and the understand the drastic changes proposed.
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For historical context, on Sept 15th, we were contacted by the City Manager, regarding that post. Below is his email and JCP responses are in RED.
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Dear Jennifer,
I noticed your posting about the comprehensive land use plan on your personal blog. I reviewed the information and found some factual errors and misleading statements included that I thought you would like to be made aware of so that you had the ability to correct the information.
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  1.  “Land Use Comp Plan being Pushed Thru Despite Residents Concerns”
Comment:  The title is misleading.  The Comp plan is in its first rough draft form, has not been reviewed at a Council meeting by the Mayor and Council, has not had a public hearing and is not scheduled for a vote. The public process is just beginning.
Who here knew there would be multiple drafts and review processes?
No one. Please review your timeline on the connectjohnscreek.com website.

Clearly, this is not clear to anyone. It seems like Y’all are making this up as you go along. Also from the website, the LATEST Blog. Please note the date for public feedback is stated as Sept 15th.
It is being pushed thru despite concerns. Please review the above screenshots and the town hall July 25 discussion and make note of all the suggestions to improve the readability and understanding of this document. Where is the “better” before and after maps?  Plenty of suggestions were given, and not implemented. So yes, this is getting pushed thru, particularly when you are NOT executing the recommendations of the Mayor, Council, and Residents.
 

Please provide a timeline/action line for the residents so that they know where we are in this process.  For instance, if this in its first rough draft form, when is the 2nd rough draft going to be released?  Will the residents have an opportunity to provide feedback again?  How many drafts can we anticipate?

  1.  Some major points were missed:
    *  Major reduction in new residential development in all character areas
    *  No new townhomes in any residential character area, only single family detached
    *  Updated Comp Plan will result in a 65% reduction in the number of housing units compared to the current comp plan.  (14,000 current and 5,000 proposed)
    *  Transitional areas in the current comp plan have been eliminated along with allowable mixed use in those character areas
    *  91% of the future land use map shows no changes to existing land uses.
  1.  Mixed use development will be decreased
    *  Mixed use development is currently allowable in all C-1 zoning districts.  The draft Comp Plan only allows for mixed use developments in a compressed area of Tech Park bounded by Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek Parkway and East Johns Crossing and some existing but not all retail shopping centers where walkability is desirable.  This is a significant decrease in the amount of land where Mixed Use would be considered.  Furthermore, the mixed use category has been further limited in the updated Comp Plan.
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Where and what were they considering? (see highlighted)
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  1.  Low Intensity Mixed Use –
    *  Medlock and State Bridge – The commercial areas located at this intersection are not listed for any mixed-use redevelopment.
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Please view for the rendering potential redevelopment
Why is the CAC including sketches and renderings of properties in a rough draft if this is not the intent?  Please see that they are removed from the next version of the draft, Since this is news there is a second version.
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    *  A small area at Bell Road and McGinnis Ferry are currently designated in the 2008 comp plan for mixed use.  No change in this Comp Plan update except it would be recommended for the lowest intensity mixed use.
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  1.  High Intensity Mixed Use –
    *  Barnwell and Holcolmb Bridge is limited to the shopping center that fronts Holcomb Bridge Road and borders the City of Roswell.
    *  Only the much smaller core area of Tech Park is recommended for high intensity mixed use, not the whole area.  The area recommended in Tech Park bounded by Medlock Bridge Road and JC Parkway south of East Johns Crossing
    *  The High Intensity Mixed Use density is lower than what is currently permitted in the Comp Plan for the Medlock Bridge Corridor Area which does not cap density, just height.  The 16 units per acre recommendation is a reduction from what is currently built in the area and the height restriction is being recommended to go down from 8 currently allowed to 5 stories.  Furthermore, the total land area allowed to be in High Intensity Mixed Use is considerably smaller than the Medlock Bridge Corridor Area.
Why must the CAC include any high intensity mixed use in our Comp Plan?
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  1.  City’s current residential density is 1.6 units to the acre.  The comp plan update will lessen the rate of growth compared to what would be allowed using the current Comp Plan.  We have a very low residential density in Johns Creek compared to our neighbors, which is desirable and will not fundamentally change via this comp plan except to lower the rate of growth from our current path.
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This is a false argument. Johns Creek already has more residents per acre than anyone around us. How will the new plan lessen the rate of growth?
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Furthermore, residential density and commercial development are not the only factors that lead to increased traffic.  Single entrance subdivisions and pass through traffic also contribute to traffic congestion.  While you can argue that even one additional square foot of development or 1 unit of housing will exacerbate traffic, it is important to note that since the City’s incorporation, as shown below most of the existing density related to non-single family housing was created in the 1990s and early 2000s prior to the city’s incorporation.  Assisted Living/Senior restricted housing has no impact on schools and have minimal impact on traffic compared to other uses.  The growth in the number of apartment units is less than 1% per year and only included one apartment development.  Townhomes units have increased by less than 1% per year.  Townhomes will no longer be allowed under the updated Comp Plan.
 
I don’t see where it is stated that townhomes are not allowed in the draft plan.
Please provide the data and rate of change of “pass-through traffic” over the last ten years. Examine your own demographic data.  One of every two homes has school-age children, higher than neighboring communities by 50%. Non-rush hour traffic has seen the greatest increase in volumes because of this trend.
  1.  Dividing and Diminishing Shakerag
    *  The current Comp Plan allows for up to 3 dwelling units per acre for the Shakerag Character Area. The proposed Shakerag area reduces development to no more than 1 unit per acre.  Some of the existing area in Shakerag was cut out and moved to McGinnis Ferry.  It is true that those parcels would remain in the up to 3 units per acre category.  If they were retained in the Shakerag area they would be lowered to the one unit per acre standard.  Staff has received comments that keeping the area North of Bell Road in Shakerag and not moving it to McGinnis would be desirable.  We are reviewing that recommendation with the CAC and staff is also reviewing that specific input received
  1.  Proposed new road along cemetery – inappropriately located
    *  There is no mixed-use development proposed at State Bridge and Medlock Bridge Road.
    *  The private drive was sketched as a concept that has not been reviewed by Mayor and Council.  The idea was to use the existing drive as a new local public street to try to alleviate traffic congestion.  The road (as sketched) would be no closer to the cemetery than the current private drive.
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This is false, the road is north of the current driveway. I am happy to show you in person. Remove this and other items like this from the next Draft version, since there will now be a second draft.
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  1.  Roundabouts
    *  The comp plan suggests areas where a roundabout should be studied further if it would help move traffic and improve safety.  The Comp Plan update is not recommending that the roundabouts be installed.  It is recommended that they be studied further.
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Please read the title. Potential Roundabouts. Isn’t the comp plan the right place for recommendations(policy more or less) for roundabouts? Why was this included?
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  1.  Public comment
    *  We are not ending public comment on September 15th.  We will accept and consider all comments up to the point that the plan is approved by Mayor and Council.  The citizens of Johns Creek will continue to have ample opportunity to review the draft plan and provide feedback. The draft plan and all of the information regarding the plan and the planning process are available at www.connectjohnscreek.com<http://www.connectjohnscreek.com/> and the draft plan has already been available for review since June 7, 2017.
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Please review the Town Hall video (link above) from July 25th. This was last time the council as a body discussed when public comment ended for the draft. Has there been any discussion on the dais since then extending that date? No.
 
Are you indicating that there has been roving meetings or consensus obtained without a public meeting to move the Sept 15th date?
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    *  Additionally, a public hearing will be conducted and Council will weigh in on the draft and its future drafts prior to the draft being sent to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for their review.  This public hearing has not yet been scheduled.  The ARC’s review typically takes 90 days.  A final draft will then be issued for another review by the public before going before the Mayor and City Council for review and approval.  All of these phases will have public comment encouraged.
    *  The City is required by law to adopt an update to the Comprehensive Plan by November 2018.  We still have 14 and a half months until our deadline.
    *  There is no deadline for receiving public input and the City welcomes comments and suggestions at any time in any manner in which the public would like to present it to the City.
    *  We encouraged comments on the first draft by September 15th so that we could share these with the Citizens Advisory Committee and Mayor and Council and for considering these comments as staff updates the first draft into the 2nd draft which will be made available for public review and comment.
  1.  Additional thoughts:
    *  The five policy goals were not listed in your post.  These are the key drivers of the whole comp plan:
i. Creating a city-wide multi-modal sustainable transportation network that reduces traffic congestion, increases intra-city mobility, and includes complete streets, cart, bike  and pedestrian pathways that connect neighborhoods to schools, parks, shopping centers, and institutional destinations;
ii. Creating an identity for the city that guides future development while preserving its residential neighborhoods and exceptional quality of life;
iii. Expanding the city’s economic base to retain and attract high tech industries while protecting residential home values;
iv. Providing superior recreational and cultural activities throughout the city, and
v. Developing tools to implement the goals, including developing a Unified Development Code with architectural and site design standards.
    *  The link to the 1st draft of the comp plan is a <http://www.connectjohnscreek.com/> if your readers want to see the actual document and all of the other documents and items related to the comp plan.
Please review the website yourself, to see where you are stating inaccurate information about the timeline & Sept 15th.
 
Also go through the comp plan draft again. Notice an important word missing? DRAFT! Every page should be watermarked with Draft on it. Now you will need to include which draft version. This is amateur hour, and it is costing the taxpayers money and time.
 
Finally, can you please explain why the City is developing plans for a private property?

Breaking News: Marchetti QUITS Mayor Race

The October Surprise SHOCKS the City. Alex Marchetti withdraws his candidacy for Mayor, at the Standard Club Candidate Forum tonight.

Early Voting – Times & Locations

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 through FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017  8:30am to 7:00pm

Weekend voting:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 28th – 8:30am to 7:00pm 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER, 29th – Noon to 5:00pm

Johns Creek Environmental Campus
8100 Holcomb Bridge Road

Ocee Library
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road

Dean Gardens Rezoning: The Truth from City Hall, Whose Responsible?

There are a LOT of rumors about Dean Gardens floating around the creek, mostly centered on trying to discredit the Johns Creek Post, and our articles written about the sad demise of the once Jewel of Johns Creek.

In an effort to reaffirm the truth within our posts regarding what happened, below is a video with the AUDIO from the Rezoning hearing.

Besides the Developer attorney, only 1 person, Irene Sanders, advocated in favor for the rezoning.

5 Residents spoke in opposition and ran out of time. More residents were in the audience, eager to speak against the proposal.

Yes! There was a bizarre bathroom break, in the middle of the hearing.

Who made the motion to approve the rezoning for 70 houses?!

Lenny Zaprowski.

Here is the City Council Minutes from the Dean Gardens Rezoning Hearing.
City Council Meeting Minutes for April 21, 2014

Source: City of Johns Creek

Fake Outrage Sweeps Johns Creek

It’s an election year, and nothing works better for politicians than generating fake outrage at non-issues if it keeps residents from talking about real issues.

Ask the Mayor Candidates: If TSPLOST were to be voted on today, would you vote for or against it, and why?

What does Johns Creek, GA, and Houston, TX have in common?

Houston, TX is a very large city in the USA, now ranked #4 in population and size. So how could little Johns Creek have anything in common?  Recently we witnessed some horrific flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, so….how does this apply to Johns Creek?

Remember that Houston is the fastest growing city in Texas over the last 5 to 7 years with a 23% increase in population and housing.  Who is the fastest growing city in North Fulton County measured by density? Johns Creek is more DENSE per square mile than Roswell and Marietta.
Houston is much bigger in land mass and millions of people live there, how can we have any issue similar?  Let’s explore a historical problem that the current leadership in Johns Creek really doesn’t want to address. Storm Water management, what is that?  All of your highways, roads, parking lots, schools have storm drains which capture the rainwater and send it on its way. So why should I care?  Where does it go?
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As we continue to develop, build, expand more buildings, roads, highways, parking lots we create less and less land that naturally absorbs rainwater. The compounding effect is much GREATER volume and much GREATER velocity (speed) of water that is no longer absorbed by the undeveloped land.
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The current stormwater management system was put in place by Fulton County and the state via (GDOT). The low lying area’s within Johns Creek have retention ponds with earth dams designed to catch the stormwater runoff and slowly release the excess into the Johns Creek or tributaries that lead to Johns Creek or the Chattahoochee River.
The financial structure of this arrangement is that by law the subdivisions or neighborhoods that have these detention ponds must maintain the condition of them at their expense. This costly burden on the homeowner associations benefits the whole City including visitors who travel our roads, and highways safely whenever we have a rain storm. Is this a fair and equitable arrangement created by government?
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When Johns Creek became a City, those of us aware of this problem were excited we would get the better attention and solutions to our problem, but after 11 years, it has been ignored.
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Allow me to take you through a bit of history and show you the “dirty underbelly” of aggressive growth and high density. The picture below was taken in 2000, this is a backyard in Stonehaven that the Johns Creek river splits the owner’s yard in half. The bridge was built in 1993 the width of the creek/river was 35 feet wide. The water never reached within three feet of the bridge ever. 

In 2009 in the same backyard during the flood, in the middle of the picture below is a locked sewer cap and raw sewerage is coming out. This is NOT in the creek/river but as you can see somehow the sewer system becomes pressurized during the flood. 

The tool shed sitting on a 6-inch concrete pad was 40 feet from the creek bank.

In the 2013 Flood, note the fallen tree that is crashing into that very bridge. While in 2009 was only three years after the city was formed you can see what growth and development can do to a small little creek.

The development of all the property adjacent to the Standard Club on Medlock Bridge Rd, the Mixed-Use Development “Johns Creek Walk”, the Catholic Church and Jewish Temple on Parsons Rd, Emory Hospital also added more development and hardscape. You MUST develop greater infrastructure to deal with these stormwater events BEFORE you widen roads or develop the land. 

Is this the only location in Johns Creek with this issue?

NO, according to the City Manager Warren Hutmacher there are over 110 similar issues regarding stormwater and retention ponds.

Does the city provide any financial assistance to the subdivisions who have these retention ponds that capture all the stormwater runoff and silt from the roadways, parking lots, schools that contribute to this problem? NO.

This is a historical problem that is only growing worse.

The creators of these issues are the state of GA in the form of (GDOT), Fulton County and now for 11 years, the City of Johns Creek. The erosion continues and that sleepy little creek has gone from 35 feet wide to about 55 feet wide. Over 13 trees were lost in the 2013 flood and the shed with about 800 lbs of tools floated away. Fortunately, the shed was stuck between some trees so the owner was able to salvage some tools. A 700 lbs covered swing was swept away.

So as you can see this is very dramatic, yet more development is planned as we discuss this. I have brought up this subject many. many times to the Mayor and City Council and most recently the other night to the Planning Commission. The only thing I can say from my observation is we just might be trying to become the next Houston, TX which would really be sad.

The irony of it all, we form a new city called “Johns Creek” yet we abuse this small body of water which is our namesake? WE NEED T-SPLASH NOT T-Splost first before you actually harm people. This is a safety issue if we continue the “Ostrich” approach of ignoring the issue as the current leadership has done.

Since we’ve become a City 11 years ago what has been done to improve our stormwater management? Absolutely NOTHING…..why? Who in our local government has been here the whole time?

Tom Corrigan

Ask the Candidates: What are your thoughts on creating a park in Johns Creek capable of hosting sports tournaments?

Dispose of Prescription Drugs at JCPD’s ‘Drug Take-Back’ Day Oct. 28

Dispose of prescription drugs at JCPD’s ‘Drug Take-Back’ Day Oct. 28

Who is spreading the “Fake News” Hysteria? Defamatory Comments?

I guess the JCP is good when it is good for them.

Viral Video: “Fake” News Hysterics At Council Meeting

Please view our video compilation of these “Fake News” accusations & personal attacks by Tom Warren during City Council public comments.  Also, which Councilman got upset during this meeting? View the video to discern for yourself. We debunk with the facts.

Do you know how the Johns Creek Post got started? And why it continues? Watch the video to learn why we even exist.

A few Council Meetings ago, one resident Tom Warren called out the Johns Creek Post as “Fake News”.  While his comments were entertaining, it’s simply not accurate.

Readers of the Johns Creek Post have had more links and content to City documents than any other source.

From contracts to draft proposals to budgets to video content, the actual links to the content have been included for the readers to be able to access and see for themselves what is being discussed.

Time and again City Officials have challenged the content as not being factually correct. And yet, the majority of the time they are the source of the facts.

If readers do not like the facts being presented by City Hall, we are certainly not able to do much about that.

Readers also have the privilege to leave comments on items that they find of interest. And, just like all other places where people may leave comments, they may or may not be published.

There are dozens of comments that are indeed filtered because of their content. You be the judge of the following comment below, from this thread Tom Warren wrote to.

Proud to stand up to Nazi scum

Hey, anonymous coward,
Were you in Charlottesville last weekend? Pointy hats and tiki torches? Except you hide behind bogus posts instead of white sheets. No matter, the light of democracy will ferret out you “criticks”. It did in WWII and it will now.

Only wish my crib was worth half a million, but then, I don’t live in CCS.

 

Finally, the values of ALL properties are available at the Fulton County Property Records Website. You can find properties by name or by address. It is public record.

Time and again our City Government has wanted more input from residents. Residents cannot provide input unless they know what is happening. Now we are finding that some only want residents to know what is happening in a manner of which they approve. We say “No Thank You”.

We will continue to provide residents the information, city documents and links to the important issues affecting the residents of Johns Creek.

And we will continue to trust the readers of the Johns Creek Post that they are able to look at the content for themselves and discern the concerns that may affect them.

APPROVED: Water Tower Subdivision Homes

 

This proposed subdivision is squeezed into the land surrounding the water towers. It will only have 1 entrance & exit. In the Comp plan draft, the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) recommended that new developments have 2 entrances & exits, to ease up on the congestion. Again, the City Council goes against the resident’s advice it solicits.

In a contentious zoning case that was inundated with CH2 Staff mistakes and errors, ended with approval.

Voted for Approval:

  • Lenny Zaprowski
  • Jay Lin
  • Cori Davenport
  • Mayor Bodker
  • Steve Broadbent

 

Voted to Deny:

  • Chris Coughlin
  • Stephanie Endres

Source: City of Johns Creek

Post 5: Chris Jackson & Stephanie Endres

Below are videos of the questions and answers from the JCP Forum

1) Chris: Communication is an important part of your platform. What do you propose to improve communication?

Stephanie: What have you done in the past 18 months to improve communication?

2) The Arts & Cultural community contributes greatly to the quality of life in Johns Creek. They have been heavily campaigning for the city to pay for a feasibility study, which they contributed to recently.

Should the city invest in a performance arts center? If no, why If yes, how?

3) Johns Creek has many undocumented businesses, specifically work-at-home operations. What do you propose to bring these businesses out of the shadows?

4) Name an element in the City Charter that you would like to change?

5) Chris: Do you think the City should pursue CDBG HUD Grants?

Stephanie: Why are you so opposed to Johns Creek pursuing HUD Grants?

6) What would you like to improve within the City?

Post 3: Vicki Horton, Johns Bradberry & Mark Venco

Post 3: Vicki Horton, Johns Bradberry & Mark Venco

Below are videos of the questions and answers from the JCP Forum

1) Is a town center an appropriate goal?

2) Location unknown. Do you see value for the city to developing a sports complex capable of hosting large tournaments?

3) TSPLOST has been very controversial. What specific projects should the city pursue?

4) Economic Development seems to be the catalyst for many of the failed initiatives the City undertakes. What do you think the city should do for Economic Development?

5) What do you envision the final comp plan to look like?

Announcement Mark Venco For Johns Creek Post 3

  • I share in the traditional conservative beliefs that family comes first and your neighbors go beyond just a few doors down to where you live. Lower taxes and limited government with the purpose of serving the local community should be the focus of a City of Johns Creek public servant.
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    With 25 years of corporate management experience working for Fortune 500 organizations, my main focus is to apply that experience, as well as my City of Johns Creek community service as a candidate and move away from the “rhetoric talk” and focus on solutions with residents at a “Residential Node” level that will address the specific problems/issues that are affecting subdivisions and homeowners in their own have a solution. “I’ve listened to other candidates talk about the problems we face in generalities, but rarely do they come up with specific ideas.”
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    Our current process as to how we approach projects within the city is broken. Residents have just about given up and feel that they can’t affect projects that are going on in their own backyards and their immediate surrounding areas. Many times, homeowners are not even aware of projects until construction has begun. I will change that process from the ground up, that includes soliciting greater input from residents, while bringing City Council members directly to the homeowners allowing residents to protect their largest financial asset, their homes.
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    Marks Relevant Experience
    City/Community Experience Counts
    City of Johns Creek Citizens Advisory Council – (20 yr. Comprehensive Planning Committee)
    2016/17 Johns Creek Community Association Board Member
    City of Johns Creek Noise Ordinance Committee
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    Corporate Experience
    25+ years of corporate management experience with Fortune 500 companies including leading teams in driving solutions to create growth.
    Financial responsibility for top line revenue, EBIT/P&L and operational budgets up to $190M

Ask the Mayor Candidates: When is it appropriate to consider the widening of roads in Johns Creek?

Post 1: Issure & Lenny Forum Videos ~Traffic, Comp Plan, Dean Gardens & Taxes

Below are videos of the questions and answers from the JCP Forum

POST 1: Issure Yang & Lenny Zaprowski

Lenny: What have you done in the past 3.5 years to improve traffic?

Issure: What solutions do you propose to solve our traffic woes?


Issure: What are your thoughts on the current comp plan draft?

*Apologies to Issure, at the end of the video, her last sentence got cut off. She stated:

“We already have traffic issues, why compound it with mixed-use development”.


Lenny: What are your thoughts on the current comp plan draft?

Dean Gardens

What is an appropriate and effective tax rate for homeowners?

Thank you Issure Yang & Lenny Zaprowski for attending the JCP Forum!

JCP Candidate Forum: Smashing Success! Mayor Candidate Alex Marchetti Videos on the Issues

It was a packed clubhouse Sunday afternoon, for the JCP Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum.

Special Thanks to Karyn Greer of CBS46, Medlock Bridge HOA & all of the residents that attended. Thank you!

All the Candidates were in attendance. Unfortunately, Mayor Bodker left early after the introduction, to attend the funeral of a former city employee. Lenny Zaprowski attended the same funeral, as was able to stay an hour longer and answers questions. Below are videos of Alex Marchetti solely answering the questions:

Mayor Seat

On Traffic Congestion

City Contracts

What are some strengths and weaknesses of our police force?

What are your thoughts on how to implement the parks plan and spend the park bond monies?

Should the city be involved in providing workforce housing?

What do you want to do regarding public works outsourced to CH2?