Saturday, March 22, 2014

AJC debate over Dunwoody Cityhood, today's Hazardous Waste Event, child safety seat check, Adopt a Bench, Judge, and Page at Capital

AJC Point / Counterpoint

Cityhood: Be careful what you wish for by Jim Dickson
Dunwoody on road to improved services by Mayor Mike Davis

Household Hazardous Waste Event - Today from 8 to Noon in Decatur

Parents of babies - Mark the Calenders.
Let the Dunwoody Police Department’s Certified Child Safety Seat Technicians check or help install your child safety seat for FREE. Friday April 18, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Kingswood United Methodist Church 5015 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

People of all ages visit our parks on a daily basis for athletic sports, playground activities, events, their gatherings and neighborhood activities. Many come to the parks to relax and get away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life. Whatever the reason for visiting our parks, your generous gift of a park bench will be recognized and appreciated by thousands who visit each year.

Dunwoody Searching for Additional Municipal Court Judge - no additional cost to city; we just need to spread the work around a bit mote.

Special thanks to State Rep. Tom Taylor for letting my son Riley work the floor of the House of Representatives.


John Heneghan said...

Below is posted at the request of our State Senator.

Mr. Dickson is aware that legislative counsel issued an opinion that council already has the constitutional right under home rule to take over fire/ems. We put in the charter it is legislative intent (can't cap) to limit the maximum cost to operate at what we have paid for the past five years. Also fire stations can be purchased at a cost of $5000. Finally the Dunwoody Homeowners Association is the reason there is a July Parade, Light up Dunwoody, Food Truck Thursdays, etc. The city isn't perfect but I don't think many people would prefer unincorporated DeKalb. I assure you I wouldn't.

Senator Fran Millar

GaryRayBetz said...

Well, I, for one, Senator Millar, prefer an unincorporated Dekalb - oh, it was a grand place and time!

Political discourse was on a much higher plain - we worried about how to feed the world's needy and not pettily complain that public high school teachers and administrators were given parking spots on the street while their institution was being remodeled.

Every creature and everything worked in harmony with nature. The copperhead would lay with the chipmunk, the coyote with the kitten, and at some galas - man with man, and wife with wife.

Beer guzzlers, winos, potheads, jello-shot slurpers, dipsomaniacs, and teetotalers all partied and supped together.

We had no undertakers or hospitals as our clever and sagacious County leaders had omitted death and suffering from our lives.

We were neither intra-religious nor inter-religious, we were just ourselves - in awe of that magnificent creation, that was unincorporated Dekalb - our Dunwoody!

Oh, it was a higher quality, less regulated life, a truly wonderful time, and my wistfulness for that time has not waned. But as I do realize that little bit of heaven that we all shared, that of unincorporated Dekalb, shall never ever return, my only assuagement is an adage by Proust, "...the tranquility of a permanent sorrow".

Daughter of the Poet said...


After days of darkness I didn't understand
a second of yellow sunlight
here and gone through a hole in clouds
as quickly as a flashbulb, an immense
memory of a moment of grace withdrawn.
It is said that we are here but seconds in cosmic
time, twelve and a half billion years,
but who is saying this and why?
In the Salt Lake City airport eight out of ten
were fiddling relentlessly with cell phones.
The world is too grand to reshape with babble.
Outside the hot sun beat down on clumsy metal
birds and an actual ten-million-year-old
crow flew by squawking in bemusement.
We're doubtless as old as our mothers, thousands
of generations waiting for the sunlight.

- Jim Harrison