Post 3 candidate John Bradberry wants a solid comprehensive land use plan to keep and protect Johns Creek small-town character and fight high-density development.
Family: Wife Christy; Daughter Gracie (9)
Education: BBA in management information systems, University of Georgia
Occupation: Small business owner
What are your reasons for getting in this race?
When we voted to incorporate Johns Creek, we were not voting to become a big city. We wanted to protect this community. I’m running because I want to “preserve Johns Creek and protect our quality of life.”
Returning Johns Creek to the simple vision of looking out for the residents is my mission.
What qualifications, experience or skills make you the best choice for this seat?
We have heard candidates offer to “listen to residents” but later vote differently. That’s why choosing a candidate with a strong track record is so important. I have a long history on the issues key to preserving Johns Creek and protecting our quality of life.
The most important experience that a councilmember can have is a knowledge and history of the issues affecting our residents. I have studied the problems facing us.
I have asked the mayor and council the tough questions. Then I have offered proposals and built consensus toward solutions.
As a resident of 20 years, I’ve been the president of two HOAs here. Through the JCCA and Preserve Johns Creek, I have worked on many of our most important issues.
In the trenches, I’ve built relationships with council members, staff and residents.
I founded Preserve Johns Creek to advocate for our community. PJC helped stop the townhomes at Parsons Road, lead the fight against the billboards and has helped reduce the 10 billboards we were slated for down to seven signs.
We’ve gotten the Macedonia Cemetery some level of basic care. We also slowed the move to widen Ga. 141 until we have investigated credible alternatives which we proposed.
My principles and objective of protecting this community will remain my focus. I will continue to fight for our residents in the future as I have in the past.
What do you see as the most important issue before the city to solve first?
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) update: It will guide our future development, and the draft document itself has many important policies within its 200-plus pages.
The draft, in its current form, calls for things like workforce housing, something my opponents favor but I do not. I want the CLUP to empower the residents of Johns Creek, and by extension the City Council.
I want the maximum ability possible to “just say no” to higher-density development.” I will work to make sure that the CLUP update will strengthen Johns Creek as a premiere residential community, not weaken it.