Brookhaven cityhood: Kerry Witt running for District 4 council seat
Real estate agent Kerry Witt has announced his candidacy for Brookhaven’s District 4 City Council seat, adding his name to a list of candidates vying to become members of the city’s new council.
“I will ensure that new development and the redevelopment of businesses is conducted in a pragmatic and thoughtful manner that enhances our quality of life, as well as assure that new growth complies with Brookhaven’s zoning ordinances and the Livable Centers Initiative overlay,” Witt said in his announcement. “Most of all, I pledge to make Brookhaven a safe, clean and affordable city for each and every resident.”
Kerry’s announcement follows J. Max Davis’ decision to run for mayor.
On July 31, voters approved a referendum to create a city of Brookhaven by a margin of 55-45 percent. The new city will begin operations Dec. 17 in the area of unincorporated DeKalb County roughly between Dunwoody, Chamblee, I-85 and the Fulton County line.
Qualifying for Brookhaven mayor and city council will be Aug. 13 -16. The city’s first election will be held Nov. 6.
Here is Witt’s full statement:
KERRY WITT ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR NEW CITY OF BROOKHAVEN’S COUNCIL
ATLANTA (August 10, 2012) – Long-time Brookhaven resident Kerry Witt today announced his candidacy for city council representing the fourth district of the new city of Brookhaven, Georgia. He is currently serving a second term as president of the Pine Hills neighborhood association and his fifth year on its zoning board. Concurrently, Witt has been serving as a community council member for the past four years for DeKalb County, chairing the community council over the last two years.
“My vision for the role of the new city council is to provide strong leadership and a focused commitment to enhancing the resources and services offered by the new city of Brookhaven, while keeping unnecessary spending in check through sound fiscal responsibility,” Witt said.
As the fourth district’s council member, Witt pledges to utilize the new city’s tax resources in a cost-effective manner—and provide a well-trained police force dedicated to serving and protecting all the citizens of Brookhaven.
He added, “I will ensure that new development and the redevelopment of businesses is conducted in a pragmatic and thoughtful manner that enhances our quality of life, as well as assure that new growth complies with Brookhaven’s zoning ordinances and the Livable Centers Initiative overlay. Most of all, I pledge to make Brookhaven a safe, clean and affordable city for each and every resident.”
Witt has been a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church for the past 10 years and is currently serving his second of a three-year term on the Church’s board of trustees. He has been a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia for the past 25 years and has worked as a Realtor for more than two decades. Moreover, as a member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors, Witt has served on both the Grievance and Political Action committees.