The following items crossed through my inbox and I figured I would share.
Knitternall ponders the location of the temporary Dunwoody City Hall and though wasn't pleased at the initial decision she is now happy with the frugality of the Dunwoody City Council. On the same subject, our Mayor, Ken Wright has an editorial regarding the temporary City Hall in the Crier this week.
Pattie over at Sustainable Dunwoody has a nice article regarding community participation and the Dunwoody City Council. I urge everyone to get involved as Pattie recommends because her advice about showing up to the meetings, making comments and getting known is absolutely dead on, correct! (Pattie should also be commended for her work on Sustainability and making her feelings known to the City Council. Four months ago I am guessing that she was relatively unknown by the members of the City Council and when she walked up to the table on Tuesday night for the very first time, there were three council members who were elated to see her at the meeting because they had all communicated with her via e-mail and read her blog on a regular basis.)
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has updated their Georgia Transparency website which has a number of useful tools, http://reportcard.gppf.org can show exactly how the citizens money is spent on education down to the specific school and https://www.audits.state.ga.us/esa/ can show you the salary of every employee of the DeKalb County Schools. Pretty soon there will be a Local Government transparency component to the site and some day soon I hope that Dunwoody will be as transparent as Carroll County is with their finances and other mundane bits of information.
I urge everyone to be aware of crime that is taking place around them. DeKalb crime is up and even Dunwoody's numbers are up, though it is officially hard to tell since our stats are lumped into DeKalb's stats. A neighbor has asked that I remind you of the ability to receive daily updates of those arrested in DeKalb County for zip codes 30338, 30360 & 30346 http://www.dekalbmugs.com/alerts/
Friday night I will be missing the 2nd round of State Football Playoffs between the DHS Wildcats vs North Hall Trojans at 7:30pm at North DeKalb Stadium so I can escort five, 7 year olds to the movie BOLT. The movie better be good because I know the football game will be, though I am sure the movie will be a little warmer than the game.