Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Dunwoody Beltline & Endorsing Tom Taylor

I listed to an hour presentation on Thursday about the Atlanta Beltline. The Beltline's president & chief executive officer Brian Leary updated a small group of commercial and resident realtors on the progress of the $2.8 billion dollar project.

It's a wonderful concept that is connecting 45 Atlanta neighborhoods with 22 miles of light rail, 33 miles of walking, running and bike trails and 1,300 acres of parks and green space (click on map above for larger view).

Will Dunwoody have a beltline? Not sure, but next Monday the council has called a special meeting to discuss Dunwoody's Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a a "policy guide that details the community’s vision and goals for the future." If you haven't been involved in the community meetings concerning the plans, it's not too late to have your voice heard.

Taylor eyes State House

Earlier this week I had a lengthy conversation with former Dunwoody City Councilman Tom Taylor, who has given up his seat to run for state representative (the seat currently held by Fran Millar, who is running for Dan Weber's seat in the senator. Weber is retiring). If Taylor wins the election, he certainly has the experience under the gold dome to hit the ground running. He's spent a large part of the last four years at the capitol lobbying for, first, the creation of the city of Dunwoody, and then for Dunwoody obtaining ownership of its parks. He's 2-for-2.

I really didn't know what to make of Tom when he first ran for council. And even when elected, he was one of the quieter council members. But he appears to have done a great job behind the scenes, and has my support in his election for state representative.

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