My husband and I are supporting Alan Ballweg’s campaign for Seat 3 on the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors.
Even before we met Alan, we were particularly impressed with a letter he wrote on Oct. 2, 2012 to the South Florida Water Management District regarding the flooding after Tropical Storm Isaac. This letter was extremely professional, well structured and detailed. It contained a chronology of events and technical statistics, pictures, graphs and charts documenting water levels at and near the 40th Street gate, a critical drainage structure in The Acreage.
It was Alan’s efforts and his meticulous documentation in this letter that confirmed our belief that the long-lasting flooding that occurred after Tropical Storm Isaac could have been prevented or at least minimized to a minor inconvenience. We firmly believe that Alan’s ongoing, tireless efforts to find the causes and solutions to our area’s drainage issues will prevent a recurrence of another Isaac-like event.
Alan has lived in The Acreage for 14 years. It is very evident that he truly loves and cares about our community. He graduated from the prestigious Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and engineering management. His professional experience and technical knowledge in the areas of drainage and flood control systems will be a great asset to the Indian Trail Improvement District. Since Isaac, we have witnessed Alan become very active in the inner workings of the ITID. He has taken the initiative to thoroughly understand all the issues and has attended many meetings with local, county and state officials and engineers, including meetings with the South Florida Water Management District. Alan is a member of Commissioner Jess Santamaria’s Flood Prevention Task Force. Additionally, Alan has been working to help ITID gain access to the Moss property for increased emergency drainage capacity and is still fighting for increases in permitted drainage rights for our area.
Alan’s intelligence, great analytical skills, honesty, leadership, and his superior speaking and writing skills will be of great benefit to the Indian Trail Improvement District. Like us, Alan believes that the key issues in this election are honest government, flood prevention, the preservation of our rural character and quality of life, and the freedoms that the residents of The Acreage and Loxahatchee enjoy. He believes that our area should be preserved and protected from excessive development and from the traffic woes it will bring. Alan is for fiscal responsibility and will work to keep ITID costs down and within budget.
We need Alan Ballweg on the ITID board. Please remember to vote for him on Aug. 26 and remind your neighbors to vote for Alan.
For more information about Alan’s campaign, visit his web site at www.winwithalan.com.
Anne Kuhl, The Acreage