Beyond the rhetoric on the Dunwoody legislation, let’s look at some facts. The folks that are climbing all over themselves to congratulate Representative Chambers for preventing a referendum in which Dunwoody residents would chose to incorporate, or choose not to, should look beyond her mendacious platitudes and see for themselves her record on this. While she railed about how terrible these bills were and laid out frightening scenarios that would financially cripple the residents of Dunwoody, this did not seem to be a concern last legislative session, when she voted to approve all of them. I know, those pesky facts get in the way, but see for yourself in the following links. The committee votes are not posted online, but are a matter of record:1. Representative Chambers YES vote on HB 264 (HOST bill) on the House floor 2007:http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_08/votes/hv0233.htm2. Representative Chambers vote on SB 82 (Dunwoody Charter) in House Government Affairs Committee 2007:Voted Yes (in favor of passage)3. Representative Chambers vote on SB 83 (Transfer of Property bill) in House Government Affairs Committee 2007:Voted Yes (in favor of passage)4. Representative Chambers YES vote on SB 82 (Dunwoody Charter) on the House floor 2007:http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_08/votes/hv0381.htm5. SB 83 (Transfer of Property bill) did not make it to a floor vote last session.Now, why would someone who voted to approve these last session find so many problems this session? None of these bills changed. The bill (HB 264) that she said would do so much damage and ruin Dunwoody’s viability passed and was signed into law, with Representative Chambers voting for it. Was Representative Chambers duped last session and now suddenly has had an epiphany and made a 180 degree change? Could a campaign contributor have called in a marker? Did this campaign contribution (link below) from DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones to Representative Chambers, which helped her win her first election, carry any weight? http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/contributor.phtml?si=200210&d=9971151 The world, or at least Dunwoody, wonders and waits. It would appear that Ms. Chambers is a proud member of the world’s first and second oldest professions.
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