Here’s What We Know
Which Brentwood City Commission Candidates support the Preserve Brentwood Mission Statement?
Which candidates are addressing the 7,000 new houses coming to Brentwood?
Which candidate proposes rezoning the Turner Farm for high density development?
What follows is a brief overview of the City Commissioner candidate positions and agendas relative to the values and principles in our Mission Statement. This information is based on candidate forums, public comments, campaign materials and voting records. More information will be coming from the candidates, but here is what we have been able to ascertain so far. (Note: candidates are listed alphabetically in each category)
Candidates Closely Aligned With The Preserve Brentwood Mission Statement
WYATT REX ALLEN
The above candidates have firmly committed to the values stated in our Mission Statement. Their stated belief is that Brentwood's current zoning must be strictly adhered to without exception. They oppose any and all forms of high density development. It is felt this policy is critical if Brentwood is to effectively manage the coming growth (7,000 new houses).
Also noteworthy is that Ken Travis has been a City Commissioner for 4 years and has amassed a voting record that consistently supports our Mission Statement.
Our expectation for the new candidates is that they will uphold their commitments if elected.
Candidates Somewhat Aligned With The Preserve Brentwood Mission Statement
Anne has been a City Commissioner for 29 years and she has voted numerous times to maintain Brentwood's one acre zoning. In 2003, for example, Anne opposed a plan to rezone the Turner Farm for a high density, mixed use development.
However, there are also times she has not supported our Mission Statement. Anne has supported or voted for a number of high density proposals. These include:
- Supported a proposal to build apartment buildings (SI-5) in existing residentially zoned areas** (Jan. 2018).
- Supported a proposal to replace one acre zoning in some areas with new zoning for high density housing comprised of three to four homes per acre with no significant green space (Jan. 2016)
- Voted for the "Streets of Brentwood" project on first reading. This was to be a mixed use development comparable in size to the Green Hills Mall. The project included a large block of apartments/condos/rentals as well as retail and office space. This proposal caused a great backlash from residents and the developer ultimately withdrew the project (Feb. 2013).
- Voted for the Tapestry apartment complex
Candidates Not Aligned With The Preserve Brentwood Mission Statement
Unlike the six candidates in the first group, Nelson is not willing to commit to a firm policy of maintaining Brentwood's existing zoning. Nelson is open to rezoning.
Nelson was a strong supporter of the "Street of Brentwood" project. This was to be a mixed use development comparable in size to the Green Hills Mall. The project included a large block of apartments/condos/rentals as well as retail and office space. This proposal caused a great backlash from residents and the developer ultimately withdrew the project.
Nelson Andrews values are not in keeping with our Mission Statement.
Unlike the six candidates in the first group, Dale is not willing to commit to maintaining Brentwood's existing traditional zoning standards. Dale has stated he is not willing to commit to the City's one acre residential zoning.
This is consistent with Dale's past agenda. In 2003 he also ran for City Commissioner. Then, Dale campaigned on the promise to reform the City's zoning to allow high density, mixed use development of the Turner Farm. He was not elected.
Dale Pacetti's values are not in keeping with our Mission Statement.
NOTE: The overview presented above is not complete as the candidates will be making more public appearances and answering more questions. Preserve Brentwood has asked candidates to complete a survey regarding their specific policies. These survey responses will be used to focus questions at the upcoming Preserve Brentwood Candidate Forum on April 16.
PRESERVE BRENTWOOD CANDIDATE FORUM
Preserve Brentwood will host a forum for the candidates running for City Commissioner on April 16 at 7:30pm in the John P. Holt Brentwood Library on Concord Road. This is open to the public and all residents are welcome to come and learn more about the agendas and preferred policies of the candidates.