Monday, April 8, 2013
Joe Lockwood was the guest speaker Monday and shared tales of the still young city's growth and its sense of community.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Your editor is a member of the Windward Rotary Club. If you want your civic organization's news and happenings on Alpharetta-Milton Patch, you can announce something to everyone or put an event on the calendar. Better yet, how about considering starting your own blog on Patch? Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood joined the Windward Rotary Club for lunch Monday, and he described governing in the relatively young city, telling tales of how it has grown. Lockwood shared tales of balancing the first budget, which at first pass was more than a half million dollars off. He also described how the city succesfully started offering services with the help of a private contractor, but transitioned later to hire its own staff and provide city …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Rep. Tom Price, who represents Alpharetta and Milton, spoke about the GOP Balanced Budget proposal during a House session late Tuesday afternoon.
Rep. Tom Price, R-6th District, took to the floor of the House of Representatives late Tuesday afternoon to support the GOP's proposed budget, and to clear up what he called misinformation. "Mr. Chairman, it is no wonder that folks are confused out there. I tell you, there is so much misinformation that is coming, and the fear mongering that is coming from the other side is truly remarkable. So let's try to set the record and the motive straight," Price began in his address. Check out the YouTube video of his remarks to hear him say a Democrat from Maryland was "absolutely wrong," and to correct a Democrat from Pennsylvania by telling her and the rest of the House, "We actually balance the budget without raising taxes." What do you think …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sen. John Albers said improving education remains a goal for the Georgia General Assembly.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, shares his weekly legislative update with Patch. His District 56 includes Roswell and parts of Alpharetta.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Relatively flat revenue has City Manager Chris Lagerbloom and staff working to keep the budget balanced.
All the Milton City Council did Monday night, Aug. 22, was talk, but it was important as the members took their first look at a proposed budget for the next fiscal year. Estimated revenue in the budget was $17.4 million according to the budget presentation document posted on the city's Web site. "That is down over last year, but not terribly much," said City Manager Chris Lagerbloom. He said he'd almost consider it relatively flat over last year. "There's also not a substantial decrease that many governments are facing," he said. Department heads were asked to consider how they would handle 5, 7 and 10 percent budget cuts if they became necessary. Lagerbloom said that doesn't mean the city anticipates budget cuts, but it will help …