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Lilburn Council Post 3

The councilmember proposes bills, holds votes, and passes laws to help govern the city.
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  • Shabaka C. Fletcher

  • Philip (Phil) Holland Retired Real Estate Investor

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    Eddie Price Small business owner

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What experience do you bring to the job to set policy for your city and what is your motivation to serve?

What, in your opinion, is the biggest budget issue facing your city and how, if elected would you propose to address it?

How should your city address the issues of lobbyist gifts, ethical behavior, and transparency in government?

Legal Permanent Residents and naturalized citizens contribute over a billion dollars in state and local taxes each year. How will you help ensure your city is a welcoming place for foreign born entrepreneurs and their families?

Cities across the country are embracing aggressive goals to reduce carbon pollution. What do you believe your municipality should do to support cleaner air?

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Over 29 years of Federal Executive experience serving in top management positions. Served for 10 years as Postmaster of New Orleans managing a large diverse workforce. Owner of The Holland Group, a real estate development and management company. Served on the board of several non profit organizations, including the United Way, Boy Scouts of Greater New Orleans and the Federal Executive Board. My motivation to serve comes from my desire to bring a fresh vision, different leadership skills and knowledge to Lilburn's city council. My desire is to create a business friendly environment that welcomes small and large business investors into our community. Our community doesn't have the restaurants and retail shopping when compared to our neighboring municipalities. It's time for a change in leadership.
Due to the injection of SPLOST funds our city has gotten additional funding for projects. However absence those funds the city would need to find other ways to fund projects. Creating a business friendly environment that welcomes investment should be the primary source of revenue. A city has to aggressively pursue investors. Focus groups involving feedback from our citizens would serve as a blueprint to direct our efforts.
Government officials under no circumstances should accept gifts from lobbyist. Total transparency is the only way to govern. Whenever you have elected officials to serve term after term in office you create an environment for unethical behavior that's usually influenced by lobbyists. That's why change in leadership is usually good because it brings in a fresh vision to create an atmosphere of accountability.
In order to become a world class city we should embrace our diversity. We should use our diversity as a strength to create a business friendly environment that welcomes investment into our community. Everyone should be welcomed to invest in our community.
Follow the current Federal and state mandated guidelines to the letter of the law.
A small business owner for almost 30 years, member of the Lilburn Business Association over 20 years. 12 years on Lilburn city council, plus 2 years on the Lilburn zoning board of appeals. I have over 40 credit hours of municipal training, mostly in revitalization and municipal procedures. I have served on the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority for the last 10 plus years. I have made many contacts with other Gwinnett cities and the county to help partner with them to move Lilburn forward. This partnership built a new city hall and library saving not only the citizens of Lilburn but the citizens of Gwinnett county tens of thousands of tax dollars. I'm motivated to continue the revitalization of the Lilburn downtown area, highway 29 improvements, bringing in more restaurants and other businesses. To continue communications with residents, businesses and providing the best customer service.
I'm proud to say we have been proactive in this area, being fiscally responsible, our new city hall is debt free for example.
We follow all state and federal guide lines, even putting in place a ethics policy of our own
We are one of the most diverse cities in Georgia, working to help all persons looking to locate in Lilburn, by finding a location for their business and walking them through to license process, to help insure their success, after all their success is our success.
Lilburn has already been working in this direction. Our new city hall is a LEADS compliant building, and has just received an award for that designation. Lilburn has been designated as a Tree City, due to our ongoing efforts in this area, including our Arbor Day celebration. The city of Lilburn is always looking to be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.

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