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Toni Striblin wants a business friendly town

Toni Striblin is a candidate for post 5 on the Hogansville City Council. 

Stiblin was born in Lanett, Alabama, and has lived in Hogansville with her husband, Randy, for the last 16 years.  The Striblins have been the owner-operators of Roger’s Bar-B-Que at exit 28 since 2003, and have raised two children who have also made Hogansville their home.  

Aside from being a business owner, Striblin was Better Hometown Manager for the City, helped form the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), served on the Troup County Historical Society, and was a charter board member of THINC College and Career Academy.

Striblin said a community cannot prosper without a focused plan and supporting infrastructure. She said after much effort by many residents, the current council reluctantly passed the DDA’s master plan.  Striblin said she will not continue delaying implementation of this plan and believes it fantastic plan. She also said the City of Hogansville has a fabulous city manager, David Milliron, and the staff in place to make it a reality.  

As councilwomen, Striblin said she will support correcting ordinances that stand in the way of making the city business friendly. She uses the film ordinance as an example, saying it puts a stranglehold on getting films to town. Striblin said Georgia is a film industry state, and Hogansville needs to be a part of it. She believes the job of the council is oversight, not micromanagement.

Striblin said there should no more free passes to owners of blighted property and believes it’s time to enforce ordinances and get blighted properties fixed or removed.  Striblin said she is also working on housing options for the poor, people in crisis and veterans.