From Fourth District U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson:
From Beth Bond, Civic Association Network: "Remember that event where you could basically recycle almost everything you ever wanted to? And then it snowed. Well I dare it to snow to snow on June 5th : ) In fact if it does, we will never plan it again ; ) We've brought in some new vendors and are waiting on a couple more to get back to us so make sure you check the list so you know what we are taking.
From Clairemont/Great Lakes listserv: Just wanted to let your members know about a talk that David Byrne (Talking Heads) is taking part in on May 19th at 8:00 PM at the Tabernacle to kick off the Congress of New Urbanism conference in Atlanta. Announcement below and ticket info to this lecture linked here.
Healthier Circulation: the Future of Getting Around : An evening with David Byrne, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Charles Brewer and Scotty Greene
Contents: Brookhaven Bolt; Property Tax reductions and reforms.
From commissioner Kathie Gannon: May 2010 Important Mid-Quarter Update. Contents: Green Commission workshop; District 6 Executive Assistant /Projects Manager Position; Library Card Art Contest; DeKalb County Parks Summer Job Opportunities.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
From commissioner Jeff Rader and the TABASCO coalition: "Since the intersection of I-85 and Shallowford Road is defined in DeKalb’s Comprehensive Plan as a “Neighborhood Center”, why doesn’t it function that way? What can we do to ensure an appropriate Neighborhood Center for the future? The TABASCO coalition is working with Commissioner Jeff Rader’s office to create a collective vision (residents, institutions and businesses) about the look and functioning of our ideal Neighborhood Center.
From a neighbor in Leafmore who works at Zoo Atlanta: "I wanted to share information about a wonderful event coming up over Memorial Day Weekend. If you're going to be in town...this is a wonderful event...that's for a good cause, as it's a fundraiser for the Zoo! Get your friends and neighbors together, get a sitter and get out to Brew at the Zoo and Wine too! This is one of just a couple annual fundraisers for Zoo Atlanta....and an event near & dear to my heart. I pour hours and hours of time, energy and hard work into this event...as do many of
On Saturday, May 15, Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center presents “Memory Loss: Searching for the Cause, Searching for the Cure,” a free community education event for people interested in the latest research on aging, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease. This event will take place at 10:00am in Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, Room 101. For more information, click here.
Come join us Saturday from 9am to 1pm at GA Perimeter College, Clarkston campus. Learn how to save energy and dollars from: GA Power, Southface, Reznick Group, GEFA, The Hoots Group, OneWorld Sustainable, Radiance Solar and many others!
Staffing Study Cites Inefficiencies in County Government By Jeff Rader: "That's the way we've always done it." The above is a popular refrain in organizations and businesses. It’s a way to justify operational methods, usually based on organizational culture or a manager's instincts, in the absence of concrete data.
Newsletter and Legislative wrap-up: "The Benfield Beat is a weekly, nonpartisan publication featuring state and local government news and community events. A "job postings" feature has also been added to help people find employment during these tough economic times. Internship and scholarship opportunities for students and recent graduates are also listed. I welcome submissions for news stories, community listings, or employment postings. Submissions
This election is to replace David Adelman who was appointed ambassador to Singapore. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the regular poll locations. Enter your name at this site to confirm your poll location and voting district: http://www.sos.georgia.gov/MVP/Login.aspx
Sample ballot here: http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/voter/pdf/SB05112010.pdf
List of qualifying candidates here: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/SD42.htm
Little Creek Farm, 2057 Lawrenceville Hwy sponsored by the Little Creek Farm Conservancy. Rides are $5 per ride and funds raised will be used to revitalize our current outdoor arena. See attached flyer for details.
A local resident received notice in their mail box that N. Decatur Road between Scott Blvd and Claremont/Clairmont Rd will be repaved on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday May 11-13. "The notice reports that the road will be practically blocked and they will be using black tar as an asphalt adhesive which can damage cars if driven through." The resident called the City of Decatur Public Works department, who confirmed that this work would be done (weather permitting). This might cause a spike in cut-through commuter traffic.
From Bicycle South: Join us for our third shop ride of the season. A nice, relaxed family/group style ride out to Stone Mountain & back. We take the PATH trail out and back - a route made up of both street and trail segments. Free refreshments after the ride. Helmets required. No ride if raining. This is a great ride for friends and family so grab a group and come join us. Call the store for more details. 404-636-4444
From Howard Mosby, Chair.
From the Emory Grove neighborhood, which centers on Princeton Way and Westminster Way off North Decatur Road west of Clairmont: "April 28, 2010: DeKalb County Gang Task Force .... contacts at the police department ... have indicated that they have concern that there is “gang” activity in and around our neighborhood specifically related to the buying and selling of drugs in and around our parks.
[Note: start time has changed from 4 to 3:00] The Clairmont Heights Civic Association will hold its annual meeting and block party Saturday, May 29, at the corner of Woodmoor and Densley, beginning at 3:00 p.m.