Accomplishments

Promises Made in 2011 Campaign. Promises Kept During First Term in Office, 2012-2015.

Taxes

Promise Made: Keep taxes low and protect against risks and excessive debt.

Promise Kept: Millage rate remained  unchanged. No long-term debt incurred.

Police

Promise Made: Maintain appropriate level of police protection.

Promise Kept: Advocated initiatives to keep more officers available to citizens through addition of civilian prisoner transport officer; false alarms reduction; Crime Response Team for targeted, proactive policing, such as in school zones; and automated gated communities’ access for improved response times.

Growth

Promise Made: Measured approach to balanced mix of growth and development.

Promise Kept: Protected traditional homeowner values against higher density lot sub-divide requests. Sought negotiated improvements to prior county zoning entitlements, including a reduction in planned apartment units. Led initiative for more rigorous building code requirement of concrete and steel for buildings over three stories.

Parks

Promise Made: Enhance parks incrementally with budgeted funds.

Promise Kept: Annual improvements and additions to existing parks and new parks added without incurring debt and behind the higher priorities of police and paving.

Streets

Promise Made: Stick to a plan of paving the worst first.

Promise Kept: Aggressively advocated for additional funds for paving, targeted toward neighborhood streets. Adhered to objective rankings of laser analysis performed on all city streets to determine priority of “worst first.”

Other Accomplishments

  • Supported funding for sidewalks and pedestrian safety plan for school routes and other heavily used areas.
  • Successfully led initiative for back-up dual accreditation of all DeKalb County high schools by Georgia Accrediting Commission, including Dunwoody High School, as a protection against the loss of SACS accreditation.
  • Protected traditional homeowner values by advocating conversion of failed apartments property in Georgetown into single family homes.