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Powder Springs Council Ward 3

The councilmember proposes bills, holds votes, and passes laws to help govern the city.
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    Nancy Farmer retired from AT&T

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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?

I have been involved with Powder Spring’s government for years. I have served on the Downtown Development Authority, the Planning and Zoning Board, the Keep Powder Springs Beautiful Committee, the Senior Citizens Board, etc. My emphasis has always been to ensure that Powder Springs grows responsibly and to preserve our small town community atmosphere. I feel this can and should be done without over burdening the citizens with higher taxes.
The biggest budget issue facing our city is how to promote and increase businesses in Powder Springs without bankrupting the city or its citizens. The council must live within its budget. New and costly ideas and programs must be evaluated and reflect the needs and desires of the citizens and not just whelms of a few staff or elected officials. They are spending the citizen’s money and should be accountable to the public. I am concerned about the taxpayers having more input in how their money is spent.
I have attended many city meetings and open forums. Often I and other citizens have asked questions about the budget, expenditures, future plans/decisions. Sometimes our questions have been met with resentment and suspiciousness. I would insure that all citizen’s questions and comments are respectfully answered. Transparency and accountability to the public must be more than lip service. In order to be ethical, elected officials and staff should not make major decisions in secret to avoid public comment.
Legal Permanent Residents and naturalized citizens should have the same rights as people born in the US. I would work with the Community Development, Economic Development and Parks and Recreation Departments to make sure our policies and events include equal opportunities for all citizens to participate fully in Powder Springs. We are a welcoming community that believes in a philosophy of “Work, Live and Play in our city.”
To reduce carbon pollution we need to encourage citizens to use their cars more efficiently by carpooling, maintaining their vehicles, combining trips to do errands, walking/bicycling more, etc. We should also give incentives and grants to the citizens that recycle, conserve on their water usage and those that support clean energy. sources.
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