From Jaime Sarrio in the AJC: "... 1. Residents who buy new or used cars after March 1 will now pay a one-time tax to title their car rather than the annual “birthday” tax. 2. Residents who bought cars between Jan. 1, 2012, and Feb. 28, 2013, will have a choice whether to pay the one-time tax, or stick with the birthday tax. 3. Drivers who bought a car before 2012 will continue to pay the birthday tax...." [Read more]
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: February 18, 2013 This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s fourth email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and has completed 18 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! Fourth newsletter question: Should Georgia participate in the Affordable Health Care Act and expand Medicaid coverage for uninsured citizens?
District Attorney’s Court Watch & Code Compliance Training
Presented by: DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERT JAMES
DeKalb District Attorney’s Court Watch is a program wherein DeKalb residents demonstrate a united front against crime by attending court sessions together to provide transparency in the courtroom, accountability of criminal justice agencies, and increased community involvement and confidence in the criminal justice system.
From DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis: "Conversations on DeKalb's priorities." In private homes in different locations on different dates.
From local residents Michelle Hiskey and Ben Smith : "After our Little Free Library on Desmond Drive was cited by code enforcement as violating the county ban on open storage (per neighbor complaint), we contacted Commissioner Jeff Rader. This week we received a message from his office: "Commissioner Rader has requested the Planning Department craft some enabling legislation to allow for these libraries. They are in the process of doing so. I confirmed with Marcus Kellum, head of Code Enforcement, yesterday that any citations would be suspended until this matter has been resolved… Thank you for your patience as we work through the details."
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; AGL pipeline open house; CodRed weather system; Food Drive; Transportation plan.
Georgia House District 84 Newsletter, February 11, 2013: Town Hall meeting 2/13; HOPE Grant expanded;
Legislative Town Hall Meeting
Rep. Mayo and other Decatur state legislators will host a Town Hall meeting.
Wednesday February 13th
Decatur City Hall
509 McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
We will discuss issues likely to come before the General Assembly in the 2013 legislative session. Residents are encouraged to attend to share concerns and provide comments about state issues.
HOPE Grant expanded
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Food Drive; Nalley Tree Festival; Budget meetings; Transportation meetings; BOC meeting.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting 2/12; Nalley Tree Festival 2/9; DeKalb Transportation meeting 2/9; Nature Preserve workday 2/10; Rader public meeting 2/11.