J. Max Davis, chairman of BrookhavenYES, invited an organization opposed to cityhood to a debate.
In an e-mail to AshfordNeighbors.org, Davis sent the following correspondence (reprinted here with permission):
In the interest of civic responsibility, I would like to propose that you, as the leader of Ashford Neighbors and I, as the leader of Brookhaven Yes come together for a public debate (or debates) concerning the possible incorporation of the city of Brookhaven.
"I am willing to meet you at any one of the establishments at Mesh Corners (or any other place you would feel comfortable) to discuss how we can make this time honored exercise in Democracy come to fruition.
I know you as a polite and reasonable person and I am certain that we can work out the time(s), place(s), and format for this important public exchange of ideas.
Debating this issue in a citizens forum will only benefit the community for which you and I both care so deeply.
I look forward to your response.
J. Max Davis