In a statement requested by Tallahassee Reports, Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch – who represents voters living in Killearn Estates – refuted claims made in a campaign mailer recently sent to Killearn Estates residents stating that the Northeast Gateway project will “dump thousands of cars into Killearn” and threaten the safety of “our children.”
Commissioner Brian Welch who supported the project and who has been briefed by Blueprint staff and traffic engineers – had a different assessment of the Northeast Gateway.
Welch’s statement to TR said, “the NE gateway will not increase traffic to KHA, it should serve to reduce it..”
Welch added that not building the Northeast Gateway would cause more traffic thorough Killearn Estates than building it.
Welch also noted that the Killearn Homeowners Association (KHA) negotiated with project officials to ensure that any possible negative traffic impacts were avoided. This was accomplished by requiring that the Shamrock connection to the Northeast Gateway was not open before the road was completed and open to Roberts Road.
The mailer which hit Killearn Estates mailboxes yesterday was funded by the “Say No 2 Doak” PAC who is supporting city commission candidate Adner Marcelin. Marcelin is challenging Tallahassee City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox.
Tallahassee Reports wrote a separate story on Wednesday about a “Say No 2 Daok” PAC mailer sent to Democrat voters supporting Marcelin and targeting Williams-Cox on a number of votes related to progressive issues.
The “Say No 2 Doak” PAC – which is run by Max Herrle – is funded, in part, by a progressive group based in Palo Alto, California.
“Say No 2 Doak” Post Card Targeting Killearn Estates Voters