Glad to have the support of my friends Eric Tumperi, Lisa Coronado and Marishyl Ford
George Dusenbury and our neighbor Erin Braden are both running for the City Commission seat for District 1. Like many others in our city, we like and admire Erin, a lot. We are writing to explain where George stands apart as an exceptional candidate. We believe that when you meet George and read and compare his positions on issues critical to our city, you too will understand why now is the time to elect a commissioner with his experience and know-how.
George has spent more than 25 years working at the national, state and local level developing a deep well of policy expertise, diverse experiences, and tangible results.
His policy expertise and government experience will be a critical asset as he works with the city to address the challenges presented by the rapid growth and development in Decatur.
As a City Commissioner, George would promote a pause and revise of the city’s development code. He would call for pausing large scale developments so that we can develop a holistic master plan to integrate development with traffic, stormwater, parks, parking, and affordable housing – while protecting the character of our neighborhoods and quality of our schools.
Some say we don’t have a problem.
We believe a revised and integrated development code can address key issues such as affordable housing, investing in greenspace/parks, a common sense transportation plan AND allow our school system to maintain the high-quality standards that have contributed to our current property values by avoiding overcrowding.
What we can expect if George is elected
We are at a critical juncture in our city – the time to envision what Decatur will look like 10 and 20 years from now is at hand. Will it be tall building corridors like other US urban cities, or will we be a balanced and charming version of our current selves?
George is the right person to work on the City Commission at this very juncture – his unique combination of operational experiences, his policy expertise, his connections inside and outside of Decatur, and his proven relationship and listening skills in dealing with diverse stakeholders will contribute greatly to the common good. George’s repertoire will serve us all well when courses of actions are being contemplated in the moment – he will not be afraid to ask the question, with knowledge, confidence and intelligent suggestions for next steps.
We encourage you to learn about George for yourself. You can read his positions and experience on his website - including a side by side presentation of answers that George and Erin have made to questions posed by Decaturish. George’s supporters around the community have made it easy for everyone to talk with George face to face - where you can meet him in person and ask questions and express your ideas and concerns about the city’s future.
Your Decatur Neighbors,
Eric Tumperi, Lisa Coronado and Marishyl Ford