Thursday, January 31, 2013
Legislators from Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek have plans for county government.
CORRECTION: A zero was left off the chart below, making it seem $50,000 homes the most taxed property in the county – except it was supposed to be $500,000. If state lawmakers from Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek have their way, Fulton County residents will see lower property taxes, have another county commissioner to represent them and know that new county employees will be evaluated based on their performance. Rep. Jan Jones, R-Milton, is introducing legislation today to double the homestead exemption for Fulton County homeowners to $60,000. If the bill passes, county residents will vote on it in 2014. “As a 30-year resident of Fulton County, I understand how burdensome our high county property taxes are for homeowners,” the Speaker …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Johns Creek resident elected chairwoman of Fulton House Delegation.
With a new legislative session kicking off, Johns Creek's own Rep. Lynne Riley has been named to a new leadership position in the Georgia House of Representatives. "I am honored to have been elected Chairwoman of the Fulton County House Delegation," said Riley on her website. "In 2013, my colleagues and I will deliver a legislative package designed to benefit every citizen of Fulton County by lowering taxes and enhancing service delivery." Riley told Patch that this year is significant in that it's the first time the Fulton delegation will have a Republican majority, and that her election as chair will enable the delegation to move legislation through that is important to North Fulton constituents. She said so far the delegation has …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Proponents and opponents of the state charter school amendment debate its merits during a voter info forum in North Fulton.
Supporters and opponents of Georgia's charter school amendment, on the ballot this November, pleaded their cases at a voter info forum held at Johns Creek High School on Tuesday evening. Amendment 1, or HR 1162, would give a state-appointed commission authority to authorize and fund state charter schools if voters approve the legislation, or vote "Yes," on Nov. 6. Supporters of the amendment say it creates another avenue for charter start-ups; charter applicants have more flexibility on where to locate; and parents will have more local control. Opponents of the legislation say it creates another level of bureaucracy; state charter students would get more funding than students in traditional or local charter schools; and parents will not …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Johns Creek's delegate at Republican National Convention arrived in Tampa Sunday.
Lynne Riley, Representative for Georgia House, District 50 arrived in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention on Sunday. The Johns Creek resident spent the first part of the day with other Georgia delegates at the Governor's luncheon at their hotel, the Grand Hyatt in Tampa. After lunch, she boarded a bus and rode into downtown Tampa. Walking to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, many members in her group stopped to pose for photos outside the convention. The highlight of the trip so far for Riley, resident of nearby Johns Creek, was meeting former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Riley and the other Georgia delegates had dinner last night at Tampa's well known Columbia Restaurant in historic Ybor City. "It was fantastic" she said. "…
Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Alpharetta and Milton.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Johns Creek's Riley Looking Forward to RNC – Johns Creek Patch Johns Creek's State Rep. Lynne Riley (District 50) says she's looking forward to her first time serving as a delegate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., which starts this week. Riley is paying for all of her own expenses, too. "I consider this an investment in a better future for our country," she said. Read more about this story, including a Q&A with Riley, on Johns Creek Patch. Alpharetta City Center Plans Save Tree, Enlarge Park – Alpharetta-Milton Patch The lead architect for Alpharetta's City Center revealed two proposed major changes to the downtown property's site plan that would save a large oak tree and enlarge the city park on the property to just…