Friday, November 4, 2011

Rep Mike Jacobs schedules several meetings on Brookhaven and announces DeKalb Legislative Public Hearing at Chamblee Middle School

Rep. Mike Jacobs & Proposed New City Lines

Representative Mike Jacobs publishes a newsletter from time to time and there are a few nuggets of information listed.

Rep. Mike Jacobs has scheduled a pair of town hall meetings to discuss the results of the soon-to-be released feasibility study for a City of Brookhaven.

There is likely to be a high level of interest in these meetings. The presentation at the beginning of each of these meetings will be the same. Two meetings have been scheduled so that, if one of them presents a schedule conflict, hopefully you can attend the other one.

Here are the two meetings:

Tuesday, November 15 7:00 p.m.
Cross Keys High School
1626 North Druid Hills Road

Thursday, November 17 7:00 p.m.
Montgomery Elementary School
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Road

To view the Brookhaven cityhood study area, click here.

The state legislators from DeKalb County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Chamblee Middle School, 3601 Sexton Woods Drive. This is an opportunity to make your voice heard on the state and local issues that matter to you.

Sunday Sales, But Not in DeKalb
Conspicuously absent from the countywide ballot in DeKalb County is a referendum to allow Sunday sales of alcohol. I supported Senate Bill 10, the legislation that enables local communities to decide this issue via public referendum. Our neighboring cities of Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Atlanta will be voting on this question next Tuesday. If you are in unincorporated DeKalb, however, the county has yet to do anything regarding Sunday sales.


Bob Lundsten said...

Mike mentions the conspicuous absence of Sunday alcohol saleson the DeKalb ballot on Tuesday.
For the record, the County did not place it on the ballot along with the e-splost because of cost. If they had, the county would have had to bear the full cost of the of the vote.
After running the numbers the anticipated revenues, it was determined that the additional funds raised iwould not cover the cost vote.
The item will be on the Counttywide ballot in March.

Robespierre said...

Everyone knows our economy is broken. And most of us know that the Wall Street banks and the 1% broke it.

But too few of us understand how it happened or know what we can really do to turn things around.

So this Wednesday, November 9, people nationwide are gathering to join "How the 1% Crashed the Economy" teach-ins. Each teach-in is led by a fellow member of the American Dream Movement who has stepped up to guide a discussion.

Together, you'll talk about what the economic crisis means for our communities, where Wall Street fits in, and, most importantly, what we can do about it.

There's a teach-in this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 7:00 PM in Decatur.

Host: Wendy P., American Dream Movement volunteer

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 7:00 PM in Decatur.

Be there or be square!

Colleen O'Casey said...

Already got the word. I'll be there! Thanks, Rob!