Endres seeking second council term

Johns Creek Post 5 candidate profile:

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Councilwoman Stephanie Endres is seeking re-election to implement the TSPLOST for roads in such a way it will ease traffic congestion. Meanwhile the city needs to guard against more density, she said.

Age: 49

Family:  Mark, husband of 25 years, children Matthew (19), Josephine (10) and Amanda (8)

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University and Certified Public Accountant

Occupation: Corporate Controller healthcare industry

What are your reasons for entering this race?

I ran two years ago for Post 5 because of a lack of transparency, communication and involvement with residents and a lack of fiscal management at the council level.

In the last 18 months, residents are now being proactively communicated with through NextDoor.com, Facebook.com, mailings, town hall meetings and individual subdivision meetings.

Financial decisions involve discussions regarding fair market value of services, contract terms and appropriate taxation levels. I am running for one full four-year term to solidify these efforts through implementation of tools and controls to sustain the city for decades to come.

What qualifications, experience or skills make you the best choice for this seat?

Two years ago I made commitments as I campaigned to reduce taxes, protect our residential bedroom community through supporting the existing Comprehensive Land Use Plan and by ensuring the government is a government of the people, for the people and by the people.

I fulfilled all these commitments by:

  • Reducing the millage rate in 2016, reducing expenditures by over $1 million.
  • Supported the comprehensive land use plan in zoning cases.
  • The city is now hosting town hall meetings, individual subdivision meetings as well as individual meetings with residents.
  • I have a proven track record and will continue to work for the residents of Johns Creek.

What do you see as the most important issue before the city to solve first?

The important issue facing Johns Creek is traffic congestion.

North Fulton County supported TSPLOST as a funding mechanism for road improvements, and now Johns Creek is faced with effectively and efficiently implementing well planned road improvement projects.

Even though the projects were identified in the referendum, the City Council must also consider traffic impacts of the changes to be made to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan as well as the impact to the storm water system.

Any changes to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan to increase density will impact traffic congestion planning occurring now as well as increase water run-off through the construction of more impervious surfaces.


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