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!
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
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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
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
The state of K-12 education in Lowndes/Valdosta, by local education leaders and teachers. facebook event.
- 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
This chart from the previous VLMPO Open House lays out how roads and bridges are subsidies, and public transportation reduces Continue reading
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Record signup for LCDP BBQ this evening: city candidates on transportation, environment, jobs and DPG Chair DuBose Porter
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 is about economy, environment, budgets, busses, trains, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, development, and conservation. 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!
The Lowndes County Democratic Party resolves to support public transportation Continue reading
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
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