Billy Copeland for mayor?

I’ve been reading over at Billy Copeland’s website. When you look at it, go to “A Vision for McDonough.”
Here are somethings on his list:

– Partner with the Henry County Board of Recreation to build a pool in the City of McDonough.
– Seek redevelopment grants to revitalize neglected housing areas.
– Develop a city wide Wellness and Fitness Program.
– Open an Internet Cafe on the McDonough Square to be used by all people―young and old.
– Support the City of McDonough’s efforts to partner with the Henry County Government to build a therapeutic and aerobic pool at Heritage Senior Center.

A “Wellness” program? A public pool? An internet cafe?! Should the taxpyers of McDonough have to pay for this? I think that these are all things that can be produced by the free market and not paid for by taxpayers. This is just wasteful spending. Redevelopment? That is a nice word for eminent domain.
I live in the city of McDonough. I need to look into voting for Roger Pruitt, but from what I’ve heard about him, he won’t be much better. I may not vote at all. I had thought about supporting Copeland, but after reading his “vision”, I can’t vote for him.
Anyone know anything about Roger Pruitt? My main question is his thoughts on eminent domain.

One Comment on “Billy Copeland for mayor?”

  1. Regarding your statement that seeking redevelopment grants to revitalize neglected housing areas is “a nice word for eminent domain”— this is absolutely false. I am a strong believer in property rights. My Vision for the revitalization of neglected housing areas is based on uplifting the residents of those areas. On a City level, redevelopment generates a wide range of economic and environmental benefits. On a human level, we can not ignore these areas. This is a mistake of the past and I am dedicated to amending that because of the social and psychological benefits of revitalization.
    Thank you for your concern about eminent domain. I hope that I have made clear my position. Please do not hesitate to contact me about additional concerns.

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