The tail of two AJC articles, you figure out the math.
DeKalb not ready for possibility of Brookhaven
The threat of a new city being carved out of a swath of north-central DeKalb County later this year could mean higher taxes for county residents come 2013.
If voters in the area between Buckhead and Chamblee vote to become Brookhaven this summer, DeKalb stands to lose between $25 and $27 million in revenue, some of it as early as December. Tuesday, the county administration said it had yet to plan exactly how it would deal with that blow.
“Our only options are to raise revenues, reduce expenses or draw down our reserves,” said chief operating officer Richard Stogner, adding a mix of those options will be the most likely outcome.
DeKalb exploring employee raises, perks for 2013
After years of holding worker salaries steady, DeKalb County is starting to look at ways to offer raises or other perks to boost morale.
The County Commission’s budget committee has asked the human resources department to come up with ways to conduct a salary study for DeKalb workers.
The commission could review that information to offer department- or job-specific raises or may develop other benefits.
Any change would likely come during 2013 budget talks, which begin next summer.
Police Perspective - Chief of Staff for DeKalb County Commission District 1 perspective - Fran Millar