Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The City is about to begin; tough decisions will soon be made.
This evening seven fairly intelligent people sat around a table for six and a half hours going over the expected City of Dunwoody revenues and expenses. Come this evening at 7 p.m. when five of us are sworn in, we will then be subject to open meetings and everything from that point on will be discussed in the open.
Rooms are being obtained for our first couple of meetings and when finalized I will be posting our first meeting details and will provide the agenda on my site when available. To answer a comment on my blog, I am not the official City website but I will do what I can to keep people informed. The official information will be provided to various news services and I have asked to be one of those venues. Eventually an official website will be obtained and I will be looking for the city to post everything possible on line in a timely fashion. Until that happens, I will strive to post notices of both regular and working meetings in advance of the meetings. I will strive to post agendas, budgets, and and provide all materials on line prior to the meeting so that you can be informed.
Let me be the first to tell you that money is very tight no matter how the city decides to go forward, there are many unknowns in this intial process but we attempted to set a reasonable (yet conservative) budget for the city. There will be growing pains but my goal is provide the Citizens for Dunwoody the very best services that we can afford while still striving to keep the taxes under check.
Effective tomorrow, I will be stepping down as President of the Dunwoody North Civic Association so that I may properly represent the entire City of Dunwoody on the newly formed City Council. It has been my honor to serve my immediate neighborhood in that capacity and I am leaving the board is in very capable hands. Thanks to my wonderful board members who I have had the pleasure of serving with; we made a great team. I'm not going away but instead I will just be serving my community in a different capacity.
The Crier had a couple of good articles showing what we the city are up against and I have posted the links below.