You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone
DON'T IT ALWAYS SEEM TO GO
THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT TILL ITS GONE
THEY'VE PAVED PARADISE
AND PUT UP A PARKING LOT
- Lyrics by Joni Mitchell
These lines resonate for many Brentwood residents as we watch an urban jungle rise in some neighboring communities. Our city is fast becoming an oasis in the middle of urban development.
You, the Brentwood voter, will decide if we keep our City's special character or if we pursue a path toward urbanization like some other communities. The City Commissioners you choose in this critical upcoming election will determine the City's future.
Next week, we will provide a detailed Candidate Analysis for your reference. The analysis will report on each candidate relative to our Mission Statement. The upcoming Candidate Forums and summary of the Candidate Surveys will be included in our report.
A city's character is largely determined by it's population density. Change a city's density and you change the city's character.
Brentwood's density is managed through it's traditional zoning standards. Our zoning is the foundation of our city. Our zoning defines our city and the lifestyle of residents. Change our zoning and you change our city.
Zoning decisions will impact our traffic, our schools, our limited infrastructure and our property values. These commissioners and their decisions will affect our quality of life.
One great truth: Brentwood's zoning is only as good as the City Commissioners who enforce it, maintain it or revise it.
Your vote matters. Your voice matters.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Understand the candidates and their differences.
- Share information with your friends, family and neighbors.
- We invite all residents to receive our no cost email newsletters which are offered as a community service.
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.