Videos: Education @ LCDP 2015-08-03

Very interesting discussion of K-12 education issues at the August monthly LCDP meeting, as you can see in these videos. Stay tuned for the 7 September 2015 meeting with candidates for city office!

Speakers in August were, in order of introduction: Continue reading

Rural land revaluation meeting at Farm Bureau 2015-08-04

What’s the opposite of the public transportation LCDP advocates? Suburban sprawl. And that’s what the rural land revaluation recently done by the Lowndes County Tax Assessors’ office appears to promote.

Are Bill Gates and subdivisions really more important than agriculture or rivers or public transportation? Come to Farm Bureau Tuesday evening and find out what’s going on with the rural land revaluation. facebook event.

When: 7PM, Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Where: 3296 Greystone Way, Valdosta, GA, (229) 242-7876

By: Continue reading

Videos: Candidates, Dubose, music, and food @ LCDP BBQ 2015-07-07

Local candidates for city elections and DPG Chair Dubose Porter spoke after music by the best band in the world and as usual excellent food, July 7th at the annual Lowndes County Democratic Party BBQ, with 100 or so paying attendees.

LCDP meets again tonight about K-12 education in Valdosta and Lowndes County.

LCDP Vice Chair for Elections Dr. Dennis Marks reminds us: Continue reading

Videos: Environmental issues and property rights @ LCDP 2015-06-01

Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter, asked for the County Commission to do more to oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline, said they had contacted the county’s statehouse delegation to ask Gov. Deal to oppose that pipeline. GA Rep. Darrel Bush Ealum has taken the lead in talking to the governor, and here’s a handy table of contacts for statehouse members.

Other issues discussed included trash collection, transportation, property taxes, fossil fuel divestment, wastewater, fracking, clean water, the Alapaha River Water Trail, and Georgia is now the fastest growing solar market in the country. This was at the Continue reading

K-12 Education in Lowndes/Valdosta –LCDP public meeting 2015-08-03

The state of K-12 education in Lowndes/Valdosta, by local education leaders and teachers. facebook event.

300x125 Classroom, in K-12 Education, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 3 August 2015There will be candidates for city office. Guest speakers include

  • Al Rowell (Director, Technology Staff, Lowndes County Schools),
  • James Martinez (VSU Professor of Education),
  • Dr. Mike Bochenko (VSU Professor of Education), and
  • Hannah Peverill (Teacher’s Harvest Coordinator).

Please stop by to hear from our panel speakers, to ask questions, and to voice Continue reading

Open House, Transportation, VLMPO 2015-07-22

Pick any time Wednesday July 22nd to learn and comment on 300x224 ?, Tom Hochschild, Viviann Cody, Corey Hull, Tim Carroll, in 2040 Transportation Plan, VLMPO, by Tom Hochschild, for LowndesDems.org, 15 July 2015 transportation for Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the Valdosta Metro area. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild went to the last one.

Public transportation was a major topic at three meetings this year of the Lowndes County Democratic Party, including one dedicated to it. LCDP adopted a Transportation Resolution 1 June 2015.

This chart from the previous VLMPO Open House lays out how roads and bridges are subsidies, and public transportation reduces Continue reading

Record signup for LCDP BBQ this evening

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Record signup for LCDP BBQ this evening: city candidates on transportation, environment, jobs and DPG Chair DuBose Porter

300x221 DuBose Porter, Chair, DPG, in LCDP Annual BBQ, by LCDP, for LowndesDems.org, 7 July 2015 Valdosta, July 7th — More than 80 people have already signed up for the annual Lowndes County Democratic Party BBQ, 6PM tonight at Mathis Auditorium, to hear candidates for local city elections talk about jobs, transportation, environment, property rights, and other issues raised at previous LCDP meetings, plus DuBose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. With good food (meat and vegetarian) from a local caterer and live music by local band Backstreet Blazers LCDP also directly helps the local economy tonight, as it does with its periodic Cash Mobs. Plus a political quiz by VSU's own Dr. LaPlant!

Attendance at the event could beat last year's record when Continue reading

Transportation Resolution –LCDP 2015-06-01

Transportation is about economy, environment, budgets, busses, trains, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, development, and conservation. 300x232 Thoroughfare Plan Map Lowndes County [2003], in Community Agenda, by Greater Lowndes, for LowndesDems.org, 1 October 2006 After public transportation was an increasing topic of discussion at three Lowndes County Democratic Party meetings, including one dedicated to the subject, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee adopted this Transportation Resolution June 1st 2015. (PDF)

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help with this public policy work that helps elect Democrats!

And don’t forget the Annual LCDP BBQ with candidates for city office, DPG Chairman Dubose Porter, and live music by local band Backstreet Blazers, 6PM July 7th 2015 at Mathis Auditorium.

The Lowndes County Democratic Party resolves to support public transportation Continue reading

Pictures of LCDP in Hahira 2015-04-20

Hahira restaurant El Carrisal had one long table packed and more people at another when the Lowndes County Democratic Party helped the local economy April 20th. Plus Hahira’s Mayor and police chief sat next to the window and discussed wastewater issues (Hahira has no current overflows). Continue reading

LCDP Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business –WCTV

WCTV covered “the life-blood of our economic community” Photo: WCTV and “the possibility of donating to the food bank” as the Lowndes County Democratic Party helped the local economy.

Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Winnie Wright, WCTV, 3 March 2015, Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business,

“Stand with us to support local business”, was the message behind a cash mob event held today at Stan’s Quality Meats. The Lowndes County Democratic Party drew attention on the locally-owned and operated grocery store and its economic impact.

Tom Hochschild, Lowndes County Democratic Party chairman says, “We feel like these are the life-blood of our economic community. So when you shop locally, Continue reading