Clifton: Steele touts local but votes regional


In response to a question from the audience at the recent candidate forum in Fayetteville regarding the duplication of fire services in the city and county, Mayor Steele made a telling admission against interest.

His response was that the total millage rate for the city of Fayetteville is LESS than the millage rate in the county for fire services alone. Thereby making my point (in this case, city vs. county) that LOCAL government is better and more efficient than REGIONAL government.

Yet Steele has repeatedly voted in favor of regional governance. Local is better. If you agree, please vote for Clifton, Edwards and Johnson on Nov. 8.

Greg Clifton

Candidate for mayor

Fayetteville, Ga.