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Bloom announces candidacy for Post 4

I moved to Peachtree City from Portland, Ore., in February 2009 and this has got to be one of the best communities I have lived in. However, there are several things the city has got to address. Two big ones are aesthetics and traffic around the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74.

Since we bought our house in 2009, I have seen our city’s aesthetics deteriorate. If you ask people who have lived here 10 years or more, they all say things are looking much worse than before.

Instead of the center medians of our highways being cut regularly and treated for weeds, it appears the grass is now cut monthly and the weeds are tall and plentiful.

Our village entrances or gateways are deteriorating and, if you look, many of the city’s street signs are leaning. I have even seen some of the familiar brown street name signs have a lean of up to 30 degrees or more. There is really no excuse for this.

Peachtree City and Fayette County have many exciting prospects ahead of us. One coming to mind is the new Pinewood Studios. With these new prospects comes an opportunity for our city to shine. We will have all sorts of new folks coming to take a look to see what we have to offer and first impressions are everything!

We cannot accept the deteriorating conditions and we have got to make aesthetics a priority. I say let’s put our best foot forward and change some priorities by investing the money to clean things up.

Councilman George Dienhart made an excellent request at the last City Council meeting and I support it. The councilman wanted the City Council to publicly agree to cancel any proposed traffic signal at Hwy. 54 and Line Creek Drive to not make traffic even worse on Hwy. 54 West.

There are already five traffic signals between Hwy. 74 and the Coweta County line in a very short span. Why make more congestion?

Another good idea from Councilman Dienhart is to close the median at Hwy. 54 and Line Creek Drive to prevent the dangerous sweeping left-hand turns. Accidents cause major traffic congestion.

I also agree with Councilman Dienhart’s last point to not allow a connection road from Line Creek Drive to Planterra Way. The Planterra Ridge and Cardiff Park subdivisions have already paid a huge price with the long traffic signal times and huge delays. Again, don’t make things worse.

I announced at the City Council meeting my intentions to run for Peachtree City Council, Post 4, and these are just two of the many issues that I think are important to the city. We have to make an excellent first impression like we use to in order to attract high-paying jobs.

If we make the traffic more congested and more aggravating, we will lose some of our best citizens along with the high-paying jobs. This just makes sense.

Josh Bloom

PTC Council Candidate, Post 4

www.votejoshbloom.com

josh@votejoshbloom.com

Peachtree City, Ga.

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When was your son born? Congratulations.

Josh Bloom's picture

Moe Larry Curly,

Baby Bowden Stuart Bloom was born April 24th at 7:21. Mom and baby are doing alright, but Dad is or at least was a wreck. Thanks to the professorial staff at Piedmont Fayette and the utter determination of my wife I was given the greatest gift any husband could ask for.

I have taken a few days off from local politics and have focused my attention at home. Thanks to FMLA I have a few months off from work to bond with my new son and I am sure I can find some time to get back in the local mix.

This is Sherri's and I first child brought to us through the miracle of science and God. Who ever said God and science don't get along hasn't experienced the co-mingling of the two through in-vitro.

One thing I can say for sure is that having this child has brought perspective into life. The short time that I have been a father I have reflected on what is truly important in life. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and really appreciate what we all have.

Take care everyone! And I will be back shortly...as soon as I catch up on my sleep. No one ever told me there would be a lack of sleep bringing a new born home.

Josh

I so agree that the city looks much worse. And PLEASE don't put another traffic light on Hwy. 54!!

While Don, Kim and Vanessa are cat fighting their way out of office, George and Mr. Bloom are talking about the right things.

Keep it going in the right direction.

Pretty is nice. One traffic light 70% of the city doesn't use on a daily basis is worthy too.

How about the rebuilding of our industrial / manufacturering tax base? Lets hear the candidates thoughts on that.

Lets find out about Mr. Blooms background. Does he understand finances? Does he have the time to spend with a young child and a career. Does he have support?

Flowers are nice, but die without continuous funding.

Mike King's picture

Congratulations on the announcement. Your entrance into the political fray has certainly heightened the enthusiasm for this fall's election. You are both well spoken and well respected throughout the community and as a Council Member your service will be highly valued.
Things are indeed looking up for Peachtree City!

NUK_1's picture

I don't always agree with you, but it is unquestioned that you spend a lot of time working and thinking about PTC issues and have the kind of demeanor and attitude that would be a real positive for the PTC Council. Good luck!

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