The Dunwoody Sustainability Commission is working towards this endeavor which is highlighted in a recent AJC article.
Federal Flood Insurance is now Available in Dunwoody as per this press release.
Childhood Cancer research has been a cause that is dear to me and I am starting to think about this years St. Baldricks fund raising drive but before this happens, I wanted to tell you about a Dunwoody Charity that I came across by the name Just Heart Foundation which helps families with children going though medical crisis. If you know of a family that needs help or you are in a position to help this foundation financially, please do get in touch with them.
I have played with Google Maps in the past but really liked what it can do with election results. I'll have to try this in 2011 for the city wide Dunwoody election.
Kingsley Elementary held a Safe Routes to Schools meeting this morning inviting representatives from all of the Dunwoody schools as well as the City Public Works Department to talk to Ms. Abby Mattera, the Georgia SRTS Outreach Coordinator. I heard the meeting went very well with the city's new Public Works Director, Mr. Michael Smith answering many questions. For those interested there is a webinar entitled Safe Routes to School: Schools and Local Government Working Together which will be highlighting the City of Decatur on Mon Dec 7th at 2pm that looks interesting. I was also told that because of today's meeting, a full day training course is already being scheduled at Kingsley on Feb 4th aimed at educating public officials, school administrators, engineers and interested citizens.
DeKalb County officials will update the public about the county greenspace program at a forum next week. The county has used bond money to buy and improve land for parks and recreation, acquiring more than 3,000 acres since 2001, according to the office of county CEO Burrell Ellis. Officials will discuss the program at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr. in Decatur. For more information, call the county Parks Bond and Greenspace Office at 404-371-2082.
Mr. Bob Fiscella, writer of the Springfield in Dunwoody Blog praised and thanked the City Council on our first year but raises a number of concerns and mentions several things he would have done differently. He and I disagree on the parks and police funding but maybe his opinions will spark some conversations on the topics raised.
Thursday night at 5:30 there is a special called meeting of the City Council to listen to a presentation by the Georgia Tech College of Architecture on their Redevelopment Project of the Dunwoody Village area and related discussion. All are invited.
Following the Georgia Tech presentation is the Zoning Board of Appeals which takes place at 7:00 pm and their meetings are always interesting.
Gwinnett County just raised their property taxes by 21 percent. Ouch.