Jay Lin Skips his First Council Meeting & Executive Session
The City Council held a Meeting January 6th, to focus on the Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP). The purpose was to not only hear in depth presentations from Staff & Speakers, but to have a real-time continuous policy discussions with the other Council members along with Staff.
The SEDP is an important, pivotal plan the City is exploring. The first goal is to transform the City’s image from a residential to a business community.
These potential policy changes can effect the very fabric of our daily lives. The current congestion of 141 and other main roads is worsening. Yet this very plan focuses on bringing more development to Johns Creek, specifically Tech Park.
Unfortunately, Jay Lin also skipped the Executive Session that evening. It is presumed the meeting was needed to discuss the land purchase of 2 retention ponds in Tech Park the City acquired for $2.85 million, the following week for Passive Park Land.
It is disappointing Jay Lin did not attend these very important meetings. Particularly when he told the JCP in November what differentiated him from Chris Coughlin…
“There will be times that a city council member needs to be available during the day and invest hours of time to get familiar with subject matters for the council meeting. This will be a major challenge for a young father with a full time job. I believe that I am a candidate that is prepared to be available for the responsibility of being a City Council member.”
If this meeting interfered with his scheduled, he should have had it arranged at a time convenient for him so he can attend.
As always, actions speak louder than words. Watch what they do, not what they say.