The show aims to share the passions and interest of living in the City of Peachtree Corners, through lively interviews with elected officials, local authors and community personalities who lives and stories we’d like to share you. Included in that will be community issues and interests – like politics, city development plans, dining, entertainment, local sports and recreation and local achievements.
What to know about voter registration and municipal elections in Peachtree Corners
On this episode of Peachtree Corners Life, Diane Fisher, a representative from the League of Women Voters Gwinnett chapter, delves into the world of voter registration and municipal elections in Georgia. With the implementation of automatic voter registration and the upcoming municipal elections in Peachtree Corners, Fisher sheds light on the importance of informed voting and active participation. From understanding address updates to exploring the power of thoughtful voting, listeners will gain valuable insights on enhancing voter engagement in their community. This podcast serves as a guide for residents to make their voices heard and shape the future of Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
Fisher@lwvga.org League of Women Voters
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lwvgwinnettcounty/
0:00:00 - Introduction
0:01:54 - Voter registration process and information for new residents in Georgia
0:05:13 - Voter maintenance and the importance of updating voter registration
0:08:34 - Absentee voting process and how to request an absentee ballot
0:10:52 - Municipal elections in Peachtree Corners, Georgia
0:17:18 - Being a prepared voter for the 2024 elections
0:20:37 - The need to know who's on the ballot
0:21:31 - Sharing personal experience about involvement in politics
0:23:02 - Misleading information and the importance of understanding the ballot
0:23:45 - Lesser-known positions on the ballot and the impact of voters' knowledge
0:25:42 - Thoughtful voting and participation in local elections
0:28:04 - Encouraging voters to engage with candidates and attend events
0:29:39 - The process for third-party and write-in candidates in Georgia for the 2024 elections
0:31:25 - Seeking additional information that Georgia voters should know
0:33:28 - Advising voters to verify their voting location due to possible changes
0:34:17 - Closing
Demystifing Health Insurance and Open Enrollment
Health insurance and open enrollment are demystified by industry experts Erica Dumpel and John Czajkowski. Listeners will gain valuable insights and advice on topics like Medicare enrollment, the impact of politics on health insurance, the rise of state-based exchanges, the financial benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), considerations for different age groups, and employer-based insurance. This comprehensive discussion equips individuals with the knowledge they need to navigate the complexities of health insurance, ensuring they make informed decisions to protect their well-being.
Phone Number: 770-449-7369
Erica’s Email: Erica@cdainc.net
John’s Email: John@cdainc.net
0:00:00 - Introduction
0:01:18 - Erica's experience and background in the health insurance industry
0:02:09 - John Czajkowski and his role in the family-owned insurance brokerage
0:03:51 - Medicare and the open enrollment period
0:06:57 - Seeking assistance for Medicare enrollment
0:08:03 - Explanation of Medicare coverage in relation to employer-based insurance for individuals close to retirement
0:08:47 - The complexities of health insurance and options for different age groups
0:17:07 - Health insurance plans and considerations for families.
0:21:30 - Discussion about HSA and its uses
0:26:02 - Self-employed individuals and their health insurance options.
0:29:17 - Medicare and its impact on dependents.
0:31:20 - Options for college students and their health insurance.
0:32:07 - A strategic approach to health insurance.
0:36:12 - Compliance for employers and the ICRA alternative.
0:38:48 - Closing
Crime, Safety, City Marshals and Town Center Updates
Revealing the details of a recent armed robbery at a local jewelry store, City Manager Brian Johnson highlights the need for proactive measures to combat such crimes. In his interview with Rico Figliolini, Johnson delves into the technological advancements the city has implemented to enhance law enforcement capabilities, including the fūsus real-time intelligence ecosystem and the use of drones for surveillance. He also discusses non-lethal technologies and the city's exploration of artificial intelligence in law enforcement.
Furthermore, he provides updates on infrastructure improvements and developments in the town center, showcasing Peachtree Corners' commitment to ensuring its residents' safety and quality of life. Don't miss this informative and vital episode of Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager as Peachtree Corners works towards a safer community.
0:00:00 - Introduction
0:00:37 - Discussion about an armed robbery at the Forum at Carnegie Jewelers
0:03:18 - The use of fūsus cameras in solving crimes
0:10:29 - The growing use of technology, drones, and non-lethal tools in law enforcement
0:13:38 - Mention of using AI to analyze social media for potential illegal activities
0:17:35 - Introduction of the new Chief City Marshal starting on November 1
0:18:34 - Qualifications and background of the hired marshals
0:21:40 - Swearing-in ceremony and future plans for the marshals
0:22:19 - Ongoing projects in Peachtree Corners
0:22:58 - Parking deck improvements and EV charging station reopening
0:25:15 - Dog park and upcoming improvements in Town Green
0:26:36 - Playground equipment updates and playground for younger children
0:27:58 - Fitness trail changes and safety measures
0:29:04 - Gateway signage project update
0:32:37 - Forum updates and boulevard project progress
Botanical Sciences and Gary Long Bringing Medicinal Cannabis to Georgia
What is medical cannabis? What conditions and diseases qualify for it? What's the difference between CBD Oil and Low THC Oil? How can you get a medicinal cannabis card?
On this episode of Peachtree Corners Life, Rico Figliolini sits down with Gary Long, CEO of Botanical Sciences. Together they discuss the intricacies of the regulated medical cannabis market in Georgia. This insightful conversation provides valuable insights into the importance of regulation, the challenges faced by the industry, and the distinction between CBD oil and low THC oil. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of how regulation ensures patient safety and product quality, and Georgia's thoughtful approach to medical cannabis serves as a model for other states.
Don't miss out on this informative and thought-provoking episode!
[00:00:00] - Introduction and Podcast Sponsors
[00:01:30] - Introduction of Gary Long and Botanical Sciences
[00:03:14] - History and Regulations of Medicinal Marijuana in Georgia
[00:06:42] - Discussion on Independent Pharmacies Dispensing Medicinal Cannabis
[00:08:45] - Comparison Between CBD Oil and Low THC Oil
[00:10:53] - Overview of Botanical Sciences Facility and Products
[00:13:51] - Legality and Amount of Low THC Oil a Person Can Possess
[00:15:59] - Various Forms of Low THC Oil and Their Usage
[00:19:08] - Challenges in Georgia: Awareness, Access, and Federal Laws
[00:22:57] - Marijuana Rescheduling and Safer Banking Act
[00:26:15] - Getting a Medicinal Cannabis Card and Renewal
[00:28:27] - Medical Insurance Coverage and Future Predictions**
[00:34:46] - Conclusion
City Manager: City Marshal Regs and Policies, Pickleball Feasibility Study, Weather Preparations and More
What's the function of a City Council Work Session that is open to the public? The upcoming meeting will see a discussion of proposed City Marshal regulations and policies and the presentation of the Pickleball Feasibility study. We also discussed with the city manager the construction of an innovative EV charging station and the ongoing city commitment to sustainability, public safety, and community well-being. Plus, the latest updates on infrastructure improvements, the ongoing programs to address stormwater issues and power outages, and housing initiatives.
Timestamp: [00:00:00] - Introduction [00:02:15] - Explanation of Work Session and Its Purpose [00:04:18] - Parking Deck Design [00:09:18] - City Marshal Regulations and Policies [00:15:02] - Discussion on Pickleball Facility Feasibility Study [00:20:10] - Preparing for Hurricane Season and Power Outages [00:31:48] - Protecting Power Lines and Using Underground Lines [00:34:47] - Solis Development and Its Start Date [00:35:50] - Broadstone Development and Its Progress. [00:37:00] - Other Ongoing Construction Projects and Improvements. [00:39:48] - Trailheads and Affordable Housing [00:43:16] - Peachtree Corners Festival and the Electrify Expo [00:44:44] - Park Improvements and Housing Initiatives [00:46:15] - Closing
Redevelopment, Solis Apartments, Updates on the City Marshal and Siemens Partnership
From potential redevelopment plans for the Ingle Shopping Center to cutting-edge collaborations with Siemens, this episode uncovers how Peachtree Corners is positioning itself as a hub of innovation and progress. Discover how the city is attracting international businesses, utilizing additional real estate, and embracing the latest advancements in public safety technology. Join us as we explore the thriving landscape of Peachtree Corners on this episode Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager.
[0:00:00] - Introduction and Sponsorship Acknowledgment
[0:02:00] - Discussion about the Ingle Shopping Center Redevelopment
[0:11:54] - Discussion about the Roberts Property Redevelopment and Solis Apartments
[0:19:34] - Updates on the City Marshal Department
[0:28:20] - Partnership with Siemens and Economic Development [0:32:58] - Closing
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Rico and Rita's podcast provides much-needed 'inside information' as to what is going on in the city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia. As of this writing, the PCL podcast episodes have been featuring local politicos, but there is not doubt that the guest list will become varied due to the fact that there is a wealth of interesting, talented individuals in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, a rather young city located about 20 miles north of Atlanta. Rico is a world-class interviewer who is knowledgeable about an amazing amount of subjects as well as the background of his guests.
Good info- poor sound
Sounds cuts every 20-30 seconds makes it hard to listen