Brookhaven is and has been home for many of us. And many of us fell on one side of cityhood or the other.
No matter where you stood before the creation of the City of Brookhaven, we are now all in this together. The city and the people of Brookhaven have accomplished some great things.
We have a police force that is responsive, always visible in the community (not just on the roads but at community events) and led by a police chief that is second to none.
Our roads have been getting paved at a much faster rate than DeKalb could or ever did accomplish.
We have a Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals made up of people who actually live within 1-2 miles of every case (you may not agree with all decisions, but at least Brookhaven residents are making them).
Parks have had challenges, but at least there is an intense focus to make them better for our families.
And, now, Brookhaven is at a critical point on the path to becoming a premier city in the Southeast.
On Tuesday, Nov 3, there is an election for the District 1 council seat and the Mayor of Brookhaven.
Writing as a member of Citizens for North Dekalb, founding memeber of Brookhaven Yes, member of the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven and former Interim Deputy City Manager responsible for ensuring delivery of startup city services, it is time for Brookhaven to move forward as one.
And John Ernst is the person to help us do this. He is the person, in this election, most suited to lead our great city and our great city council.
I have come to know John as an opponent, then as an associate, then as a neighbor and then as a great friend.
On Tuesday, Nov 3 you have a choice to make. The choice is clear.