Citizen dialog for transparent process
When somebody wants to rezone next to you, or pave your road,
how do you know if you want it or not, and what can you do about it?
When class sizes increase or test scores are mysterious, is it
just your school and family or are others having questions too?
Builders and developers and their associations talk to local governments
all the time, so they already know. Ordinary citizens need the same
kind of organization and access. LAKE aims to provide such transparency
through citizen involvement and publishing information on the web
and through the press.
More generally, how can the local county and city governments
and the numerous local boards preserve and promote quality
of life equally with growth and development?
LAKE helps find out what's going on and help make it visible.
With this county-wide perspective, LAKE can assist in
planning and strategy for the county as a whole.
Join us and help make Lowndes County and the region
a better place to live, work and play!
For more information, contact
information at l-a-k-e.org.
LAKE provides information about topics that affect
quality of life in Lowndes County, Georgia.
Where such information is available on
local government websites, we encourage it.
Where it is not,
we encourage the local governments to make it available,
and we may possibly publish some of it ourselves.
See Hot Topics
on the blog.
Methane (so-called natural gas) and that Sabal Trail pipeline.
The multi-year contract Amendment 2
was sponsored by the same Georgia Senate ALEC's "our state legislators"
who sponsored the two charter school bills in the Senate.
T-SPLOST, a proposed new 1 percent transportation sales tax
on everything including food
that would have created a new regional level of government run by GDOT in Atlanta
and would have done nothing for public transportation, bicycles, or pedestrians.
It was on the
31 July 2012 primary ballot, and
it lost in our region and most of the others in the state,
a broad left-right coalition
didn't want to give local control up to a state committee.
many of the same people are pushing the charter school amendment.
continuing a 1 percent local sales tax for local education.
It passed, and who gets the money.
Lowndes County Commission.
Valdosta City Council.
Georgia Open Records Act.
updated April 2012.
You Build It, They Will Come: Quarterman Road Drag Strip
Carolyn Selby reminds the Lowndes County Commission at their 9 Feb 2010 regular meeting that residents asked for safety measures.
They said no and the road got a drag strip.
What will the Commission do now?
Biomass Plant: Hearing and Permit Application.
CHANCE: Changing Homes and Neighborhoods, Challenging Everyone
Organizational meeting 7 Jan 2010:
A chance to do something about recidivism
while increasing employment and decreasing crime.
Valdosta Civic Roundtable, 3 Dec 2009:
Sidney Morris accepted the Louie Peeples White Award for Outstanding Community Service
Thoroughfare Plan, Lowndes County, Georgia
- Notes on Lowndes County Commission Meeting 2009 July 14
- Notes on Lowndes County Commission Work Session 2009 July 13
- Local Elected Officials
City of Valdosta Open Appointments
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