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Videos: Transportation at Monthly Meeting 2017-05-01

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is a strong advocate for a public transportation system in Lowndes County. At our May, 2017, meeting, we hosted Corey Hull, of the Valdosta-Lowndes Metroplitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) and person most responsible for doing the legwork to move this issue forward. Things are slowly moving forward, but it still needs citizen support and input to our local politicians that have the ultimate say whether or not we will have public transportation in Lowndes County.

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Democrats host barbecue –VDT

Come on down to Mathis Auditorium, 6PM this Thursday, July 6, 2017! Valdosta Daily Times, July 3, 2017, Democrats host barbecue,
VALDOSTA — Food, fellowship and festivities are on the agenda for th[e] Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting this week. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Mathis Municipal Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St., according to an organizational press release. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any Lowndes County Democratic Party committee member or at the door.

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Videos: Thank our Teachers, Committees, and Monthly Meeting 2017-04-03

The next monthly LCDP meeting is 6PM Today, Monday May 1, 2017. Here is video of the previous meeting.

The “Thank Our Teachers” signs were first available at the April monthly meeting, as approved by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) at the end of March. The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP) also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations, and Finance, which were also discussed at the April meeting, as you can see in this video.

And the LCDC approved a new resolution against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline and for solar power which was handed out at the April meeting.

Here’s the video:

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Transportation at Monthly Meeting 2017-05-01

Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) Director Corey Hull will give us an update on local and regional transportation issues, including upcoming TSPLOST meetings and list development, proposed truck bypass and more.

When: 6PM Monday, May 1st, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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Lowndes County Democratic Party renews resolution against Sabal Trail, for Solar after Florida resolutions

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Valdosta, April 3, 2017 — a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents 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

Thank our Teachers, Committees, and Monthly Meeting 2017-04-03

The Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) met at the end of March and voted to approve our project “Thank Our Teachers”. The final teacher graphic (not the one shown below) will be distributed Monday and LCDP members will be asked to get it out to the community.

The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP) also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations, and Finance. Please come, get involved on one of these subcommittees and make a difference in our community.

And the LCDC approved a new resolution; a press release on that will go out Monday.

When: 6PM Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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Orange, FL Dem Party Resolution against Sabal Trail pipeline

Florida has come alive against the Sabal Trail pipeline, and the Orange County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) passed a resolution against it on Monday February 20, 2017, Normalized almost three years after the Lowndes County Democratic Committee passed a similar resolution. The Orange DEC resolution goes further, demanding divestment from Sabal Trail and all its parent companies by its members and by public bodies. Orange DEC is communicating with all the other county parties in Florida. Osceola County DEC has already passed a similar resolution, and it is on the agenda elsewhere.

See also Frank Torres, Orlando Political Observer, 20 February 2017, Orange County Democrats pass Resolution Opposing Sabal Trail Pipeline.

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Ask Lowndes County to reject Sabal Trail easement tonight 2016-01-26

Lowndes County apparently didn’t tell the reporter about the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill Lowndes County Parcel 0098 004 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 commissioner@lowndescounty.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.

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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

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

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.

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