Forum: City Candidates Talk TSPLOST, Development
North Fulton municipal candidates discuss issues at forum.
When municipal candidates gathered for a forum hosted by the North Fulton and Friends Tea Party on Monday, they faced questions from state Sen. John Albers and former Secretary of State Karen Handel on issues ranging from TSPLOST and Milton County to budgets and city centers.
The candidates from Johns Creek, Roswell and Alpharetta overwhelmingly spoke out against TSPLOST, a proposed 1-cent regional transportation sales tax that will go before voters in 2012, and in favor of the formation of Milton County.
Roswell candidates faced specific questions regarding the city's budget and reserve fund, while Alpharetta candidates addressed downtown development, and Johns Creek candidates discussed the balance the city has struck between staff and outsourcing.
Check out our videos accompanying this article to hear the candidates' opening statements, and replay Monday's live blog to hear where each candidate stood on specific issues. Add your questions and observations in the comments section to keep the conversation going.
The candidates running for office this year in Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Roswell are:
David Belle Isle
Alpharetta City Council Post 1
Donald Mitchell (not present at forum)
Alpharetta City Council Post 4
Alpharetta City Council Post 5
Hans Appen (not present at forum)
Johns Creek City Council Post 2
Roswell City Council Post 1
Roswell City Council Post 2
Roswell City Council Post 3