In preparation for another run for his District 1 Decatur City Commission seat, Fred Boykin has relaunched his website. On Facebook, he writes…
So. It’s 2013 and four years have passed. I’ve decided to run for another term and I would greatly appreciate your support and vote this November 5th. The website is up and running, www.fredboykin.com. And please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I would like to hear from you. Decatur is our community.
I am pleased to announce my intention to seek another term on the Decatur City Commission. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent this community since I was first elected in 2001. Decatur has certainly changed since then. We have a vibrant Square, downtown residential, a bustling Oakhurst, and a crackerjack school system – just to name a few of our community’s many accomplishments. We’ve updated many of our city buildings – City Hall, Fire Stations 1 & 2, the Recreation Center and Glenlake Park. We’ve created new Boards to help guide our community – the Active Living Board, Environmental Sustainability Board, and soon to come – the Lifelong Communities Board. The list goes on.
However, there is still much to do – infrastructure enhancements like the Church Street redesign, N. McDonough and the railroad crossing improvements, plus Public Works, the Beacon Hill Complex and the Calloway Building are all in the design phase or under construction. We have annexation and taxation issues plus new zoning guidelines to work out. An update of our tree ordinance and a number of our other codes is needed. The list goes on.
I have taken part in these kinds of decisions since I was first elected and I believe I have fairly represented Decatur and tried to do what was in the best interests of our community. I say now what I said in 2009: I do my homework, keep up with the issues, listen to the community and then vote for what I believe best for Decatur. I believe my efforts when combined with the high level of involvement of so many of you have helped Decatur become the community that it is – the community we care so much about.
I ask for your support and your vote this November. My campaign website will be up shortly and I will be out in the community to hear your thoughts. If you would like to contact me before then, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call.
Fred Boykin, Decatur City Commission, District 1
Decatur Commissioner Patti Garrett tells DM that she’s planning to run for re-election in the fall. She was first elected to the commission back in 2009.
Commissioner Fred Boykin tells DM that he’s waiting until the end of June to make an official call.
Photo courtesy of the Decatur Minute
Decatur City Commissioner and Bicycle South proprietor, Fred Boykin sends along this announcement…
The eighth annual Georgia Rides To The Capitol bicycle event is Tuesday, March 26th. Join with over 1,000 cyclists as we ride to the state capitol in support of better bicycling facilities in Georgia. Last year’s ride was the impetus for Ga DOT to adopt a Complete Streets policy – creating roadways suitable for all users including drivers, cyclists and walkers. The Decatur ride, led by Decatur Commissioner Fred Boykin, leaves from the E. Lake MARTA station at 10:45 am. Over 40 area mayors and elected officials are scheduled to join us. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will address the crowd from the capitol steps. Event is open to riders of all abilities including kids! Through the efforts of Decatur’s Safe Routes To School program, this event is an excused absence from school (cyclists get back to Decatur around 1:30 pm). For more details and to pre-register (get a free commemorative reflective leg band if you do!), visit the event web site: www.GeorgiaRidesToTheCapitol.