Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In a letter to the editor, Howard highlights portions of the mayor's recent comments in which she said his claim that she wrote a check "under the cover of darkness" was blatantly false.
(Editor's note: the following is a letter to the editor sent by council member Bobby Howard. The statements made are the opinion of the author, and they do not represent the views of Snellville Patch. For further reading: In a recent article, Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz claims that recent allegations of her misconduct are “blatantly false”. So let’s take a look at Kautz’s statements where she attempts to prove her point, and examine the facts. When you do so, you'll come to the inescapable conclusion that the only allegations that are blatantly false are the ones made by Kautz. (Anyone with an interest in the way their tax money is spent should verify the facts for themselves.) Kautz-statement from Snellville Patch “Kautz, however, said …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
In a letter to the editor, councilman Bobby Howard discusses a number of issues, including a Facebook post by Mayor Kelly Kautz that Howard asserts is misleading.
(Editor's note: the following is a letter to the editor sent by Snellville councilman Bobby Howard. This letter does not express the views of Snellville Patch. If you would like to respond to this opinion piece, send in your own letter to Crystal.Huskey@patch.com.) When I was elected as a member of the Snellville City Council, I made a commitment to represent all citizens, regardless of whether or not we agreed politically. Unfortunately, recent events related to our city have created a number of challenges to those of us on the City Council who are working to move our city forward. The events I speak of include a lawsuit that was settled out of court, resulting from the mayor’s violation of a citizen’s 1st Amendment rights. The cost to …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The council agrees that something must be done as soon as possible.
In a Dec. 10 work session, city manager Butch Sanders proposed three options concerning the broken pipe in the dam over Johnson Lake, in the Summit Chase subdivision. Residents of the neighborhood, along with concerned Snellville citizens, spoke up at a town hall meeting on Nov. 8. Some expressed the desire for the city to handle the problem, while others balked at the thought of taxpayer money going toward private property. The problem is fairly straightforward -- the internal mechanism is shot, according to city manager Butch Sanders. The matter of who will pay for the repairs is more complicated. In December of 2011, the lake was drained by order of the Summit Chase homeowners association, according to Summit Chase resident Lorry …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Howard, a self-proclaimed "outsider" in regards to council politics, talks about job creation, public safety and improving Snellville's civic engagement.
Fast Facts Name: Bobby Howard, City Council candidate, Post 4 Years in Snellville: 16 Age: 52 Education: "I say I come from the University of Hard Knocks." Career: Owner, Odd Job Bob Elected Office: n/a