Gretchen’s ad is playing six times daily on C-93 country radio WAAC 92.9 FM May 2014.
You can listen here:
This is Gretchen Quarterman.
And I’m running for Lowndes County Commission District 5.
I’m dedicated to responsible, transparent government,
and I will work to be a good steward of our tax dollars.
Our county and city governments need to work together
to build on our collective strenghts of Moody, VSU, and
South Georgia Medical to provide opportunities to our community.
I’m open to new ideas and willing to re-evaluate long-standing views
when new information exists.
And I will value citizen input.
Our community is a wonderful place, and together we can make it even better.
“The jewel of the South”, “a gem down here”, is what Scott James and Gretchen Quarterman
agreed Lowndes County could be, starting with local government transparency
and continuing with not waiting on Atlanta to build on local strengths such
as South Georgia Medical Center and Wiregrass Tech.
Local policy issues include what would happen to us if we got
20 inches of rain like Pensacola just did?
The county needs to be appropriately staffed and prepared for emergencies.
The Army Corps of Engineers study on flooding
will be presented at the next
Valdosta City Council Work Session (5:30 PM May 6th at City Hall)
with a public presentation afterwards (6:30 PM at City Hall Annex).
Gretchen added that
will be giving a Lowndes County Emergency Management
Continuity of Business Workshop 5:30-6:30 PM 5 May 2014
at the Lowndes County Administrative Building, 327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta.
Radio host Scott James noted,
In case nobody picked up on it, I just
quizzed Gretchen and she is involved.
She answered both very well.
Gretchen added that having things online for people who can’t
go to the meetings because they’re at work
would be very useful in getting more people engaged.
Scott James advocated livestreaming videos of meetings,
“or at least recorded and played back”.
Gretchen recounted an anecdote about wishing she could have
heard the recent Valdosta City Council meeting livestreamed.
“People would have a lot more confidence in the government
if they understood it and they could see it happen,”
said Gretchen Quarterman yesterday morning on drive-time radio.
She used Monday night’s
Brookhaven apartment building rezoning public hearing in
Lake Park to illustrate: local landowners have property rights and
there was a lack of communication between the developers
of a proposed apartment building, the Lake Park city government,
and the neighbors.