From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com:
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s SIXTH email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and has completed 30 of its forty days of work. In each newsletter, I ask how you would vote on a pending bill or budget item. Thank you for your opinions and guidance! Sixth Newsletter Question: Would you vote for HB 512 which passed the House this week to expand gun rights to carry concealed weapons into churches and onto college campuses, except for dorms and fraternity and sorority houses?
From super district commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; BOC agenda; Police survey; Race for the Arts.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Storm water utility increase meeting; Permaculture (garden design); Master Active Living Plan; Water drop dash 5K; Tour deCatur; Embrace our Green Space Race.
For our cyclists from SOPO bicycle cooperative: SOPO PRESENTS THE FINAL EDITION OF BROKEN HEARTS AND BICYCLE PARTS. A fundraiser for Sopo Bicycle Cooperative. Sopo Bicycle Cooperative will be holding it's ninth annual fundraiser, Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts 9: Nine Lives and High Fives, on March 8, 9 and 10, 2013. The event is a celebration of cycling culture in Atlanta and will feature a number of activities, centered around Saturday afternoon's bicycle scavenger hunt spanning the neighborhoods around Sopo's shop in Grant Park.
From the McDonald's rep. Note that CHCA board members are proposing conditions to improve pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and parking: "McDonald’s restaurant is proposing to add a second drive thru lane to their existing restaurant located at 2077 N. Decatur Road. We will be holding a community meeting on March 19 at 7:00 pm at the restaurant and welcome your comments. See attached flyer for additional information.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Free summer day camp; Country music gathering.
March 3, 2013 – MMO LEGISLATIVE NEWSLETTER. 2013 GENERAL HAS ASSEMBLY CONVENED AND MET TWENTY-SEVEN DAYS! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s fifth email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and has completed 27 of its forty days of work. In each newsletter, I ask how you would vote on a pending bill or budget item. Thank you for your opinions and guidance!
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com:
From commissioner Elaine Boyer: The DeKalb Library Foundation is hosting its third annual fundraiser, Bluegrass Evening, this Saturday, March 9th, 7:00 to 10:30 PM at the Decatur Library. The event features popular authors Joshilyn Jackson & Karen White, & the fabled Dappled Grays bluegrass band will perform. There will also be a silent auction, delicious Southern food & drinks. For more information visit: http://www.dekalblibrary.org
From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The county continues to encourage residents to drop off old electronic items at either of the following two drop-off collection sites:
From CEO Ellis' office: Benefits Sanford Arts Center on Rainbow Drive in Decatur.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association has posted notes on a neighborhood meeting on cityhood options and how they organized it.
From the DeKalb county website: The DeKalb County Police Department is conducting a survey of its citizens to gather impressions about county police services. The survey is a requirement of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process. “Public Safety continues to be the county’s top priority,” said CEO Ellis.
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "DeKalb Industrial Way to Experience Periodic Shutdowns. The roadway may be shut down between now and April 20 from North Decatur Road to Lawrenceville Highway while a high-pressure gas line is installed...." [Read more.]
From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "DeKalb County has reached a "tipping point" where continued incorporations of unincorporated county land could harm the county's ability to fund essential services such as courts, elections and libraries, county CEO Burrell Ellis said this week – services all county residents use regardless of whether they live in a city.... District 2 Commissioner J
From coordinator Valerie Boss: "Friends of Ira B Melton Park will host a workday on Sunday, March 17 from 9:30-noon. We'll be doing some much needed trail maintenance, as well as clearing invasive plants and trash. All are welcome to join. Please bring your own water and work gloves, and wear shoes suitable for muddy ground. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and clippers are always appreciated. The park entrance is on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.
From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Two groups investigating the creation of a new city in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area will hold a joint meeting later this month.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Sequester; Safe climate caucus; Voting Rights Act; AmeriCorps Week; Obamacares; White House tours; IRS; Hispanic leadership program; DeKalb Police survey; Federal grants.
For our cyclists and alternative transportation advocates from Fred Boykin (Bicycle South owner and City of Decatur commissioner): Last year, Georgia Bikes worked closely with GDOT and other organizations to develop a nationally recognized statewide "Complete Streets" policy. This new guidance ensures that all future roadway projects in Georgia that are funded with state or federal dollars must address the safety needs of all road users, including pedestrians and people who bike!