Chip Collins, a popular Councilman, is making his endorsement for District 3 with robo calls. His endorsement is based on the description that his choice is a “positive, independent thinker”. Actually, both candidates fit that description. What he doesn’t address is the experience and knowledge that his candidate has that would support the assertion that he is best qualified to represent the citizens of District 3. He doesn’t because his candidate has little such experience.
Either person elected will have a learning curve. The better informed she/he is, the quicker she/he will be able to effectively represent us, the constituents. Barbara Malone is extensively informed and experienced in these important areas: how the city council functions; the city’s ordinances and zoning regulations and procedures; storm water concerns; and recent and pending issues that have come before the city council. For the last 5 years, she has represented citizens from District 3 and other city districts in development and storm water negotiations and in presentations to the city council, in addition to teaching citizens how to advocate for themselves. She is ready now to advocate effectively for the views of the citizens of District 3. Mr. McDonald will have a steeper learning curve and will probably be inclined to rely on the opinions of those teaching him, namely those who are already on record as often voting against the expressed views of Sandy Springs citizens.