From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, April 18, 2013 – 2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINAL WRAP-UP -- SINE DIE! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s FINAL WRAP-UP email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and adjourned at midnight March 28. To follow MMO’s legislative work and learn about opportunities to participate please friend her on Facebook and follow her Tweets. Thank you for your interest!
MEETING ON CITYHOOD BILLS – On May 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, members of the DeKalb delegation who have introduced new cityhood or annexation bills will hold a Town hall Meeting at the Clairmont Hills Baptist Church at the corner of Clairmont and North Druid Hills to discuss all the bills introduced, including provisions for Druid Hills, Lavista Hills, Tucker, Lakeside, and the City of DeKalb. Please come, learn about your options and how you may participate in a broad discussion about DeKalb governance. More details about this meeting will be forth coming in future notices, but please put this date on your calendar. Thank you for your interest! .
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Purple heart; Foreclosure settlement; DeKalb Chief; Gun control; Arts competition; Immigration reform; Taxes; Mother-daughter walk; Academy Day; Nominations; C-Span; Grants page; Make it in America; South River clean-up; Biometrics; U.S. Mail; Jobs online.
From the county's OneDeKalb office: County Educational Scholarship Fund (deadline 4/19); Transportation Plan meetings; Autism resource fair; National Night Out training: "Slow Down" signs; Earth Day workshop; Green Expo; Code Red; Volunteer opportunities.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC, Pop Up Parks
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; Transportation meetings.
Forwarded from several Dekalb rescue groups via the Sagamore Hills neighborhood listserv: WE ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING ALL FUNDING FOR THE NEW SHELTER. Please read the info below. Sonali, who is on the Advisory Board has taken the time to write a very informative summary. We have worked tooooooo long and come this far to lose at the 11th hour. It does not take much time to send an email to the commissioners. At the last BOC meeting, very poorly attended by Advocates, the vote on this was deferred.
The Board will vote on the issue next Tuesday morning, April 9th.
From district 57 rep. Pat Gardner: The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end at midnight March 28, with the House of Representatives and the Senate reaching final agreement on landmark ethics legislation and a $19.9 billion state budget for fiscal year 2014. This report covers action during the final week of the session. I will provide a comprehensive wrap-up of the entire session next week.
From Stacey Abrams, House minority leader and rep. for district 89 which includes Druid Hills: The General Assembly has completed its 40-day session for 2013. Legislation that has passed both the House and the Senate is now before Governor Nathan Deal for signature. Bills that failed to receive passage are dead for the year, but may be introduced in 2014. Legislation that did not receive a vote remains eligible for consideration next year. Below is a sampling of bills that have received action.
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; Trash to gas fuel stations; Tobacco restrictions; Park replacing derelict building; Recycling fees eliminated; Senior center; New staff member; Food drive; Budget 2013.