From Super District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Board of E oath-of-office ceremony; Public meetings on county trash service; DeKalb County House Delegation Town Hall Meetings.
From the county CEO's office: The DeKalb County House Delegation will be having a Legislative Preview/Town Hall Meeting to discuss important issues and initiatives taking place under the Gold Dome this upcoming 2013 Legislative Session. The Delegation would also like to hear your comments and concerns as they prepare to start another legislative session. Below are the dates, times, and locations of these Town Hall Meetings (the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch has different dates but Rep. Kendrick confirms the CEO dates are correct as of 12/18/12):
From the county CEO's "Office of Neighborhood Empowerment": To discuss the future of garbage pickup in Dekalb county.... Includes a meeting Saturday, January 26, 9:30 a.m. at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur.
A resident reported that there were torrents of silt-laden water flooding into South Fork Peachtree Creek today from the AGL pipeline project site on Willivee Drive. A call to the county led to a site visit and a request that the contractor stop work until silt and sedimentation controls were put in place. The contractor agreed to comply. Strictly speaking AGL is exempt from county ordinances. The county can still complain to AGL about the contractor and to EPD about AGL, however, and we are told they will especially since the project is heading right into the
From Saporta Report: "DeKalb County voters may get another shot at a transportation sales tax. DeKalb intends to ask the General Assembly in 2013 to approve a local option sales tax for an array of transportation purposes including congestion relief, according to the budget proposal released Friday by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis...." [
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: December 17, 2012 – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! 2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENES JANUARY 14! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s first email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convenes January 14, 2013. 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.
First 2013 newsletter question: Would you vote to increase the Georgia World Congress Center’s bonding authority by $300 million dollars to help the Atlanta Falcons build a new billion dollar football stadium?
From the AJC: "Property taxes could inch up in DeKalb County next year, a move that will help offset money lost from the creation of Brookhaven but also hire more police officers to patrol county streets. CEO Burrell Ellis will make his proposed $562.7 million budget public Friday. ..." [Read more]
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Foreclosure prevention; Live healthy DeKalb; DeKalb Library strategic planning public meetings; Mason Mill Park restoration project.
From county CEO Burrell Ellis: Community Council meetings; Free recycling; Job readiness training; DeKalb library public meetings; Food safety.