J.D. Rice came to his first meeting as new Lowndes County Democratic party chair ready to go, back in December 2016.
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Valdosta, April 3, 2017 — On March 27, 2017, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) approved a new resolution against Sabal Trail methane pipeline and for solar power, going beyond the old ones it passed in March 2014, this time calling for financial divestment from companies that support the pipeline, including calling on local and state elected officials to divest and not to accept any campaign finance funds from the same. The new LCDC resolution includes a quote agreeing that Sabal Trail is a threat to our drinking water in the Florida Aquifer, from a resolution of February 2017 by the Orange County, Florida Democratic Executive Committee (DEC); several other Florida county DECs have since also passed such resolutions.
The LCDC WHEREASes cite economics, damage Sabal Trail has already caused to our environment including Withlacoochee River, eminent domain for private company is not equal justice under the law, public safety and welfare, the lack of need for the pipeline now that Florida Power and Light has admitted Florida needs no new electricity until 2024, the economic victory of solar power, Floridians’ vote last year for solar power, and education, since Sabal Trail goes barely a mile from Clyattville Elementary School in Lowndes County.
This resolution will be discussed 6PM tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at Mama Junes restaurant in Valdosta, along with new signs to Support Our Teachers.
The full text of the new LCDP resolution, entitled “A Resolution Against the Sabal Trail methane pipeline and For Solar Power”, is on the LCDP website in PDF. The resolution concludes: Continue reading
Do you have good ideas and a passion for helping others? Do you know someone who would represent our community with integrity? Would you like to be part of a campaign team this season? Please come to the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop at Mama June’s Restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta). In addition to learning the responsibilities of open positions, past candidates will be on hand to help you plan a campaign.
When: 6PM Monday February 1st 2016
Mama June’s restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road.
You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.
Lowndes County apparently didn’t tell the reporter about the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill through which the The Lowndes Commission votes tonight for a Sabal Trail pipeline easement, according to the front page of the Valdosta Daily Times this morning and yesterday morning’s Work Session. Yet the county did not mention in either of those that the easement is to go through the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill in a Floridan Aquifer recharge zone. Is a one-time payment of $54,300 enough to risk ongoing hazards to our only source of drinking water, plus facilitating a pipeline company from Houston, Texas taking easements from local property owners?
If you don’t think so, please write to email@example.com before 5:30 PM tonight, and also come to the meeting if you can. But you won’t get to speak before they vote, so write first.
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
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
The Lowndes County Democratic Party doesn’t just talk about supporting local business, it does something about it. Local TV station WALB got some good pictures at Stan’s Quality Meats and Grocery. 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!
Many things affect the local environment: paving roads, buses, pipelines, wastewater, and solid waste. Abundant clean water is a major reason all of us are here. Like transportation, environmental issues have come up at several previous LCDP meetings, often also including property rights: roads and pipelines go through somebody’s land, and blowing trash or flooding wastewater affect many people’s property, taxes, and quality of life. Facebook event.
6PM Monday June 1st, come hear from people who deal with these issues all the time, and speak up with your own questions and ideas, at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting.
Our meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. We would appreciate if you could bring a dish, but you do not need to bring food to join in.
There will be candidates for office: Continue reading
WCTV covered tonight’s LCDP meeting without ever saying it was an LCDP meeting, but they did make clear it’s an issue of widespread concern.
Winnie Wright, WCTV, 4 May 2015, All Sides Weigh In At Public Transportation Meeting In Valdosta,
Back in 2009, the City Council voted against a public transportation proposal, however that, was during the height of the recession.
Now that things are back on track, residents say, they want a public bus system proposal back on the table.
“One of the problems with not having public transportation is Continue reading
A judge in Leesburg, GA is considering Sabal Trail’s demand for Georgia eminent domain and a Mitchell County landowner family’s countersuit for criminal trespass. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild filed the LCDC resolution against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline as an Amicus curiae, including GA State Rep. Dexter Sharper’s letter against the pipeline (PDF). Other Amicus briefs were filed by SpectraBusters, WWALS Watershed Coalition, and Students Against Violating the Environment. There’s no need for this destructive and hazardous pipeline that threatens our water, or lands, our schools, and our economy.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LEE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
SABAL TRAIL TRANSMISSION, LLC,
JAMES E. BELL, II and ROBERT A. BELL,
Civil Action No.
AMICUS CURIAE OF LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS THE BELLS
COMES NOW LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LCDP), as friends of the court and concerned citizens in the above-entitled action in support of the Defendants and file this their brief with the court in the above referenced case and states as follows and provides in support thereof the following:Continue reading