Kim Learnard announces race for mayor of Peachtree City

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<b>Kim Learnard</b>
Kim Learnard

Dear Friends, it is with tremendous excitement and optimism I am announcing my run for Mayor of Peachtree City, Georgia, this year.

I am running for Mayor because I am committed to preserving our Peachtree City quality of life, both now and in the future.

I am a 22-year resident of Peachtree City and an eight-year veteran of City Council. Having served on City Council for two terms, I have the leadership skills and the experience needed to make the right decisions right now, to preserve our quality of life.

I have a track record of success in bringing the right people to the table to tackle even our greatest challenges, whether that means creating a sustainable budget, restoring Lake Peachtree, or launching countywide partnerships connecting graduates with jobs.

My top priority will be to address traffic congestion. While Coweta neighbors would certainly appreciate having TDK Boulevard connected to avail themselves of the Peachtree City Industrial Park and all points north and east, Peachtree City residents have deep cause for concern over the potential for another congested traffic artery and resulting heavy development we cannot control. I do not support connecting TDK Boulevard.

However, with thousands of cars per day coming in from the west, it is imperative that we work together with Coweta, Fayette, Tyrone, and GDOT to devise the 20-year solution that bypasses Peachtree City to the north, and gets Coweta drivers where they need to go without grinding the heart of our city to a standstill.

Secondly, I envision a forward-thinking, exciting redesign of Huddleston Road. We need a walkable, golf cart accessible, placemaking corridor focused on brew pubs, restaurants, boutique retail and outdoor gathering. With this project, Peachtree City has the opportunity to create night life, support small businesses, and attract a younger crowd, essential factors in the future viability of our community.

I am committed to preserving our treasured greenspace. We have seen an increase in clearing, cutting, dumping, and other forms of damage to greenspace citywide, all prohibited by ordinance. We also face increased, serious threats of development in our green corridors. Greenspace is the hallmark of our city and it belongs to all of us. When I am Mayor, I will fiercely protect it.

I support fully funding our Police Department. And as a lifelong athlete, I believe recreation is core to our Peachtree City quality of life. When I am Mayor, we are going to keep the Tennis Center, and highlight the important role this Center plays in tourism, our economy, and community health.

I invite you to visit my website, www.kimlearnardformayor.com, where you will find more details of my plans and ideas, as well as an opportunity to connect. I hope you “Like” my Kim Learnard for Mayor Facebook page, where I will be posting updates.

I look forward to hearing from you! By working together, we can assure that the Peachtree City we love so much will be here for our children and grandchildren to enjoy as well.

Thank you for your support.

Kim Learnard

kimlearnard13@gmail.com

Peachtree City, Ga.

1 COMMENT

  1. Fleisch and Learnard ran in partnership in 2009. they worked arm in arm on Council. I wondered if the plan all along was not for her to run for mayor when Fleisch left office.

    As you read through my website you will see Fleisch, Imker and Learnard had a very different agenda for Peachtree City. When Fleisch was elected mayor fractures developed in their coalition.

    Here are a few highlights for those who are not aware.

    Before running for office . Kim wrote to the AJC urging mass transit between PTC and Athens. On Council, She supported the 2012 TSPLOST.

    She called Imker a financial genius and supported tax increases. She voted to eliminate DAPC, thus ending all new economic development except for that initiated when I was mayor.

    She is still gung ho on recreation, which is important, but not the heart of the city. The tennis center was and still is a money pit.

    If you read her article carefully you see the LCI is very much alive and a goal in her heart. She has no plans in place for the economic future of Peachtree City.