Mableton is a GREAT place to live for a reason – natural beauty, safe neighborhoods, good schools, extensive open spaces and trails, quality city services to live and work along with plentiful shopping and a solid retail-to-corporate business community.
As a newly formed city-- we can not be complacent. Let’s commit to moving forward. Let’s be vigilant and visionary to ensure Mableton maintains its superior quality of living for decades to come. I am committed to moving Mableton forward, being a vigilant visionary and being a part of the solution for generations to come. Let’s continue to build Mableton together.
A diversified business base that provides good jobs close to home – and revenue so the tax burden does not fall unfairly on homeowners. This is very important. I endorse efforts to support existing business owners, attract new quality developers and maintain existing business districts. Mableton can be a city for ALL. A city for recovery, retention and growth. Come GROW with us!
We also must embrace the new sustainability economy, from seeking to become a 100% renewable energy user to increasing mass transit options. I am looking forward to working with the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and Cobb Transit Service.
Like many families, my wife and I could not purchase our current home at today’s prices and we are raising our daughter in the city, we LOVE so dearly. Downsizing today would mean paying a lot more for less – or leaving Mableton. That is NOT an option! Home values have risen dramatically due to market forces beyond the city’s control, and the result puts families at all ages in a squeeze.
We know that a healthy community must provide opportunities for young people and public servants like police officers, teachers, healthcare workers and firefighters to buy a home. It must also allow our neighbors to age comfortably, and with dignity, in homes that suit their health and activity levels.
Land prices and building costs can make it economically impossible for builders to construct affordable or attainable housing in Mableton on their own. To address this, I support exploring public-private partnerships, incentives, city-assisted non-profit ownership and other innovative solutions.
Mableton will be a place that stands us for its citizens’ health and safety rights. As your city councilman, Mableton will support regulations that empower communities to protect their citizens, schools and outdoor recreation areas from air, water and noise pollution.
We must take a similar stand to ensure continued high-quality city services that support overall community health. These range from mental health programs and senior services to parks and public safety.
As a veteran of the United States Navy, I deeply appreciate the commitment of all law enforcement and other first responders and mental health professionals called to serve. We owe them all the necessary training to handle any emergency. And all our citizens and diverse communities deserve to feel safe and secure – and treated with equal respect and dignity.
Mableton’s open spaces and trails enhance the quality of life here by providing room to breathe and enjoy nature's beauty. For those who enjoy it there are many opportunities to walk, hike, bike and play outdoors.
Planning & Zoning
We must make Mableton an attractive location for residents of all ages now and in the future. We need fewer industrial areas and more residential and recreational areas.
As homeowners and citizens of Mableton we must take pride in our community. There are dilapidated areas which sit in very strategic locations and it gives our city the appearance of poverty. This is an area we all can participate in to ensure the best of Mableton is on showcase.
Consistent trash & recycling services for our city would help to ensure we keep our waterways and roadways free of debris and safe for all residents and visitors There is no need for a subdivision to have 5 different sanitation services.
My desire for the City of Mableton is a destination for people of all walks of life. I want to see Mableton embrace our aging population while working with Cobb County School Council to strengthen our K-12 system. All the while working to establish a bustering business community.
Elect TJ Ferguson Mableton District 5
PO BOX 1276, Mableton, GA 30126
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