Georgia Solutions Summit
What: Opportunity for residents to suggest solutions to Georgia problems
When: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Hosch Theater, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville
Area residents can share their ideas and suggestions about Georgia issues Tuesday as Republican state senators bring the “Solutions Summit” to Gainesville.
“Nobody has got the market cornered on good ideas,” said Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville. “And really, the best solutions come from the people closest to the problems.”
He added: “I think it’s incumbent on us as public officials to be asking the general public what are their general ideas, thoughts and processes that would improve the quality of government and life in Georgia.”
The summit is set for 6-7 p.m. in Brenau University’s Hosch Theater at 429 Academy St.
Senate Republicans held their first such event May 13 in Macon and has either held or plans to hold the summits also in such cities as Brunswick, Columbus, Cartersville and Augusta.
Majority leaders, area representatives and other senators from around the state are expected to attend.
“Every senator in the state has the opportunity to (hold such a session),” said Miller, who is serving his first term in the legislature.
Miller said he hopes the event won’t become merely a gripe session.
“The difficult part is finding the right solution,” he said.
Miller expects much of the talk could revolve around such hot topics as education and transportation.
“We’re asking teachers to do more with less. We’re asking them to be there fewer days but have better scores,” he said, providing thoughts on one key issue.
Miller said he believes the event should be engaging for those who attend.
“These are things (elected officials) ought to be doing,” he said.