Friday, May 7, 2010

May 10th City Council Work Session - Comp Plan, Budget update & 911 to be discussed.

Monday, May 10th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
7:00 p.m. - Watch Live
Work Session Agenda

1. Economic development presentation by Don Beaver, President of Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
2. First quarter financial statements.
3. FIRST READ – Ordinance to adopt City of Dunwoody Code of Ordinances.
4. FIRST READ – Ordinance to amend the Zoning Classification of 121 Perimeter Center Parkway from OI to OCR.
5. FIRST READ – Ordinance to authorize a Special Land Use Permit to 121 Perimeter Center Parkway to exceed two-story height limit to allow for existing three-story office building.
6. Discussion of text amendment for OI zoning district.
7. Enhanced 911 Emergency Communications Service Provision update.
8. Discussion of Georgetown Master Plan.
9. Discussion of City of Dunwoody 2030 Comprehensive Plan for transmittal to the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Department of Community Affairs.
10. Avoiding conflicts of interest on zoning matters discussion.
11. Discussion of signage for special events.

1 comment:

Bob Lundsten said...

I have not been shy when City Council members have shown up a the Comp Plan public meetings and actively participated in the community discussions.
General Shortal and I had our first of many public standoffs over this point very early on in the process.
I believe without a doubt, that public officials should not participate in meetings and committees as their very presence may sway opinion or discourage others from participating.
These meetings and committees should be opportunities for our elected officials to hear from the public and not lobby for their positions or voice their opinions.
You can agree or not. That is not the point of this message.
The point is, I was shocked to see that on Monday's agenda, the Comp Plan discussion is buried in the 9th slot.
The single most important piece of Dunwoody's future and it is buried in an agenda of 15 items.
We just spent what seemed like years reviewing every line of the new sign codes, had a special called meeting where council dissected the code and the Comp Plan gets buried.
I have asked the Council to be silent up until now because they would have the final say as to what will pass. That time is now and the City seems to think SIGNS are more important than the future of our City.
Note to the City Manager and Council, do the right thing one more time and hold a special called meeting so you have all the time you need to publically voice your ideas and opinions before you vote.

Bob Lundsten