On November 5, 2013 the city of Johns Creek will hold a municipal election to elect a mayor and three city council members. This week Patch will run Q&As for all eight candidates.
Today, Tuesday, Sept. 17, Patch presents Q&As for the two candidates running for the Post 1 council seat. Each candidate was asked the same set of questions.
Name, age: Leonard M Zaprowski, 45
How long lived in city: Over 35 years in what is now Johns Creek
What experience in your background do you think has best prepared you for serving on the Johns Creek City Council?
I have served in many leadership positions including FASET Leader at Georgia Tech, numerous leadership positions as sports coach, Children’s Athletic Director at St. Brigid’s, Knights of Columbus lector, LSAT (Local School Advisory Committee) member at Creekview Elementary School, and I am currently on the JohnsCreek Zoning Board of Appeals.
Tell Johns Creek Patch readers about your vision for the city and how you would accomplish it?
My vision for the city is to make Johns Creek the best place not only inGeorgia but the nation to live, work and play. We need to return to the founding principles of our city, of transparency, responsiveness and fiscal responsibility.
What do you think is the greatest challenge facing Johns Creek, and how would you approach it?
Today, our greatest challenge is to get our city working efficiently again. We need an independent thinking council that can work efficiently with each other and neighboring city governments in a spirit of cooperation.
Do you have any suggestions for increasing city revenue and/or reducing expenses?
My first priority will always be reducing expenditures while making sure the citizens ofJohns Creek are provided the services they need. We need to look at alternative means of revenue and not raising taxes. We need to make sure we are open and honest in using tax payer dollars. We should never use tax payer dollars to promote special interests.
Address an issue you think is important to the City of Johns Creek.
We need to make sure our tax dollars are only spent on necessary projects that benefit our citizens. We need to listen to the wants and needs of Johns Creek voters.