A good look inside county politics from the AJC, focusing on Ellis' loyalty toward aides who got into trouble: Former campaign manager and adviser Kevin Ross who represented companies getting county contracts; county spokesperson Sheila Edwards who called a police shooting "murder" and lost the confidence of the police; Public Safety Director William Miller who missed 82 work days yet stayed on even after the BOC abolished his position; county planning director Gary Cornell who
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: 2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED AND COMPLETED FOUR DAYS! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s second email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and has completed four of its forty days of work. ... In each newsletter, I ask how you would vote on a pending bill or budget item. I am very grateful for your thoughtful responses and I personally read all your answers. Thank you for your opinions and guidance! Second newsletter question: If you were a member of the State Board of Education, would you vote to recommend to Governor Deal removal all members of the DeKalb School Board based on the SACS Report of December 17, 2012?
From Super District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: BOC agenda; County budget; Trash services public meetings; Flu shots; MLK Day run.
From County CEO Burrell Ellis: MLK events; Free tax help; Healthy eating classes; Gardening seminars and plant sale; Mobile career center; Upcoming meetings.
From U.S. Rep Hank Johnson: Guns; Inauguration/MLK Day; Foreclosure prevention; Mobile privacy; Rockdale scholarships; Livvy's Walk/Run; Clarkston CC; Snellville businesses....
From county district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting; Zoning meeting; County Budget; Flu shots; MLK 5K Run 1/21; Paper Shredding 1/26; Green Space Race 3/23; Future of trash pickup; 2013 Trash/Recycling pickup schedule.
An message from DeKalb County Emergency Management Director William Miller via an alert from the CEO's office: Winter storms in the southern states can range from drizzling, windy days to moderate snow to blizzard conditions. These weather systems can pass through in a few hours or last or several days. The best time to prepare is now, before the rain, snow or sleet begin to fall. Begin by learning weather warning terminology:
From District 2 county commissioner Jeff Rader: Central Senior Center Meeting to Review Architectural Design, January 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm. Mack Love Center at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson:Fiscal cliff; Conyers fire; Making home affordable; Mobile privacy; Soldier suicides; Library funding; Vote Act; Dunaire @ WH; Sandy relief.