Decisions need to be made based on best business practices instead of politics. We must support our county manager in making tough decisions that create a new paradigm in county government and seek innovation at every turn. We must demand a balanced budget and ensure mandated services are fully funded, then look to our ROI in other non-mandated services we provide. We must find new ways to partner with all of the 14 cities in Fulton to best serve the citizens we mutually represent. With a more fiscally responsible commission, Fulton will continue to thrive as the economic engine of the Southeast while it protects needed services for our citizens.
As talk remains surrounding the possible re-creation of Milton County, I believe Fulton is worth fixing. I believe in our future and our possibilities. But we must make the right decisions now. Our opportunity is to govern in a manner each citizen can be proud of. The goal is attainable to be the best steward of our tax dollars while providing excellence in the delivery of services for all of Fulton County. I look forward to a more collaborative commission to achieve those goals.
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann represents District 3.