Tag Archives: Valdosta City Council

Videos: LCDP BBQ 2017-07-06

Lowndes County Democratic Party meetings are always informative and even inspiring. In May, we had Corey Hull, of the Valdosta-Lowndes Metroplitan Planning Organization (VLMPO), who updated us on public transportation.

At our July Annual BBQ we were joined by a number of local Democratic candidates who shared with us why they were running for office. We were also joined by Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia Vice Chair for County Parties, and Claudia Collier, Democratic Party of Georgia Greening Chair. You’ve already seen a few pictures from the BBQ. Here are videos from that fine day, July 6, 2017.

Vivian Miller-Cody, Valdosta City Council, District 1

Pictures: LCDP BBQ 2017-07-06

A few pictures from the LCDP BBQ.

Sarah Todd and Vivian Miller-Cody

Sarah Todd and Vivian Miller-Cody

Setup crew

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Videos: City Matters @ LCDP 2015-04-06

Transportation, sewer, safety, and police cameras: all at last month’s Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting, in these videos. Plus a report on the Cash Mob at Stan’s Grocery: new customers brought in, 300 pounds of food donated to the food bank, and coverage by both TV stations.

See the special crime report: the real situation is not what you would think from TV.

Transportation was so popular a topic both in April and at the March meeting, it’s the main theme of the Monday May 4th meeting tomorrow.

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No need for Sabal Trail pipeline or its threats –LCDP to Judge in Leesburg, GA

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,


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JAMES E. BELL, II and ROBERT A. BELL,

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Civil Action No.

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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:

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City Matters at Lowndes County Democratic Party tonight 2014-04-06

Our monthly potluck meeting in April is called “City Matters,” and our guest speakers will be City Council members Sandra Tooley and Tim Carroll. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to) transportation, infrastructure, water issues, sewage issues, and internet access. If you have any questions or concerns about the city of Valdosta, you do not want to miss this meeting.

Our new meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Facebook event. Videos of last month’s meeting.

3243x1077 Rapt audience at Board of Elections office, in Chamber, Development Authority, and Business at LCDP, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 2 March 2015
Rapt LCDP audience at Board of Elections office March 2nd 2015

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GA HB 170 would force local boards of education to raise taxes

The Valdosta and Lowndes school boards and the Valdosta City Council all already unanimously passed resolutions against Georgia HB 170, which would convert a local motor fuel sales tax into a state excise tax, forcing local governments to raise taxes to support education and transportation, and would set counties against their cities for allocation of taxes. This is relevant to the first item in LCDP’s platform:

Georgia Democrats believe every child in every classroom in every school in every county in Georgia should have access to a high quality public education.

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March to the Polls with Dexter Sharper 2014-10-26

Running unopposed for House District 177, Dexter Sharper is helping other Democratic candidates get elected by getting out the vote through a march to the polls on the new Sunday voting day, October 26th, that the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) got added to the voting calendar this year (only only second county in the state). And what about past and potential future precinct closings, even though LCDP prevented any from happening this year?

Patrick Davis wrote for the Examiner 20 October 2014, House District 177: Valdosta’s Dexter Sharper announces ‘March to the Polls’,

On Saturday, October 18, Valdosta’s Dexter Sharper, a state representative for Lowndes County, made a formal announcement in an effort to encourage voting— “March to the Polls”— which is scheduled for Sunday, October 26. In early September, Lowndes become only the second county in Georgia to approve Sunday voting.The ‘March to the Polls’ will commence at Valdosta Middle School’s parking Lot and will end at the Board of Elections.

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