Now for the good part - what would I try to do ?
The simple explanation of the primary objective of me as Mayor is to administer using common sense to benefit the citizens of Atlanta
having a City government that is citizen friendly
no changes to street names during 2014 - 2017
administer operations to maximize the potential benefits residing in the City' resources including the labor force, the backbone infrastructure, and intangibles.
re-consider the Water and Sewer Rate Charges - see if the rates can be lowered
synchronize traffic lights
eliminate expenditures that are wasteful
I think a second airport - would benefit the region / the citizens - we are growing and a second airport would be a good thing -
fund start-up community-based ....self-supporting businesses such bakeries, lawn care
recommend / implement policy for City Employees to say "You are Welcome" when a citizen says "Thank you" - so to say "no probem" less often
improve comunications-infrastructure to enable electronic transmission of records
( for example .... get a police report at a local precint or fire station)
review / improve the zoning and permitting process
( for example .... implement optional "video inspections" )
reconsider amount / collection method of parking fees
reduce the budget of the Mayor's office by 20%
repair all decorative fountains in all parks
place a suggestion box in City Hall and on the City' web pages
unlock the Water Meters covers so people can verify their usage and turn off water if there is a leak
consider legislation that reduces the use of gas-powered leaf blowers / plastic grocery bags
give attention to investment / infrastructure South of I-20
promote Green Energy production / usage
educate City employees of their benefits to encourage smarter more diligent work efforts
cut out middle high-paying "positions" - where work effectiveness is marginal
streamline operations through better communication and cross-work activities
pay more to workers in uniform and those with muddy boots
consider levelizing retirement benefits ( folks that are not working contribute equally )
have City government work for both the citizens and businesses
these are some of the practical measures I would try to implement
I would be a results-oriented.....requiring work-smart efforts .....
a non-politician no-nonsense Mayor
THINK ABOUT THESE IDEAS BFORE YOU VOTE -
ISN'T THIS WHAT YOU WANT ?
I WANT A CITY GOVERNMENT THAT IS MORE TANGIBLE
THAT WILL DO THINGS THAT MAKE SENSE -
THINGS ......THAT HELP PEOPLE
WHAT ABOUT YOU ?