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Dear Decaturish – I am happy to have the opportunity to support my fellow citizens

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Dear Decaturish – I am happy to have the opportunity to support my fellow citizens

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Betty Blondeau, Post 1A, City Commission Photo provided to Decaturish

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Dear Decaturish,

As a lifetime Decatur citizen, I am happy to have the opportunity to support my fellow citizens, as I have campaigned for the District 1 City Commission seat. I love our city, and that is the reason I am running.

Decatur is now at a crossroads, and I want to a part of guiding us in a positive direction. I will listen to Decatur citizens and seek bold, clear solutions to the complex issues before us. I am beholden to no special interests and have no potential conflicts of interest through any business. I am retired and have the time needed to devote to representing you.

With my work in zoning and development issues as leader of  the task force to update the Dekalb County zoning code, I have experience in this area which will serve the city well as we deal with the tremendous development in the area. I will work to assure that citizen voices are heard as we deal with the traffic and pedestrian safety, loss of affordable housing, and crowded schools that come as a result of this growth.

I will continue my work on adding greenspace to the city as well as to the downtown area. My past involvement with Woodlands Garden as co-chair of their capital campaign demonstrates my commitment to greenspace.  My work on transparency, strong ethics and annexation qualify me to support these critical areas for our city.  I hope to be a part of Decatur’s  future making our city even better.

Best regards,

Betty Blondeau

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