April Hunt in the AJC follows up on its original report on a new staff position being charged to the Parks Department. Although this practice predates Ellis' tenure, three more jobs were discovered to be charged against other departments, and te Chief Operating Officer pledged to bring the charges back to the CEO's budget. [Read more]
From the county CEO's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment: WHAT IS Go-Betweener® Mentoring Program? A mentoring program for school age youth (ages 7 - 17) - first or second generation immigrants. MENTOR PROFILE: Speaks the same home language; Shares a similar culture; Shares the "go-betweener" experience.
From the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment of the county CEO: Neighborhood cleanup day; Easter events; Zoning update; Green Expo; Culture connect (mentoring immigrants); Hazardous waste day; Adopt a pet; Race for the arts; Mobile career center.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC and Zoning summaries; Call for clean up volunteers.
Second update from Rep. Gardner: Monday, March 25, is the 38th legislative day of the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly. We will also be in session Tuesday, March 26, for Day 39 and Thursday, March 28, for the 40th and final day of the session. [Gun legislation; Foreclosure assistance; Boating safety; etc.]
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: March 23, 2013 – MMO LEGISLATIVE NEWSLETTER. 2013 GENERAL DOWN TO FINAL THREE DAYS! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s SIXTH email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and has completed 37 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 support funding a Venture Capital fund from Tobacco settlement payments for investors to come to Georgia to start high tech companies?
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Budget; Arts competition; Miller Grove B-ball; Presidential medal; Taxes; Academy Day; Healthcare; Covington; Resources; Gwinnett meeting; Rare act; Mobile privacy; VA medical center parking.
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; Zoning update briefing; South Fork Conservancy Friendraiser; Household hazardous waste event; South River at Constitution Lakes cleanup.
I've elided the section on her constituency in Fulton County; the rest of the summary might be helpful. Wednesday, March 20, will be the 35th legislative day of the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly. With only six legislative days remaining before final adjournment, scheduled for March 28, lawmakers still have a number of major issues on the remaining agenda...
House approves $19.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2014
From Bettye Davis, county Office of Neighborhood Empowerment: Zoning Ordinance Update meetings; Neighborhood Watch program; Child exploitation discussion; Green expo; Race for the Arts; Recycling training.