Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dunwoody City Council Planning Retreat - Friday Jan 20th

Council Planning Meeting

Atlanta Perimeter Hotel
111 Perimeter Center West
Dunwoody, Georgia


A. Council Breakfast - 7:00 a.m.
B. Call to Order - 8:00 a.m.
C. Public Comment
D. Overview, Objectives and Introductions
E. 2011 Year in Review and 2011 Retreat Results
F. Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations of Elected Officials and Staff
  • Mayor and Council Team Expectations
  • Media Policy
G. Prioritizing of Items (see Attachment “A” for list of items that may be discussed)
H. Financial Planning Discussion (Chris Pike)
  • 5 year Financial Forecast
  • Debt Ratio
  • Fund Balance Targets
I. Public Safety Discussion (Billy Grogan)
  • Police Department Staffing
  • Accreditation
  • Citizen/Business Owner Perception/Reality of Public Safety
  • FY 2013 Capital Items
J. Discussion of Identified Items
K. Summarize Agreements, Wrap up, and Evaluation
L. Public Comment
M. Adjournment

Attachment “A”

A. Economic Development Strategy
B. Parks Improvements
C. Timeline and Process for rezoning and special land use permits
D. Stormwater Improvements Planning
E. New Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Process
F. City Hall location and future funding
G. Redevelopment Powers Law implementation
H. Fire Services
I. Transportation Plan Implementation
J. Council meeting agenda setting
K. State legislative objectives for the City of Dunwoody
L. Development of boundary areas (Sandy Springs, DeKalb County, Doraville, Gwinnett County)
M. Civic engagement
N. Policies regarding the appointment of board and commission members
O. Monetary Rewards to Deter Vandalism in Public Parks

Note: City Council may add, edit, or remove items from this list.


Hire_A_Veteran said...

Chief Grogan says he needs more police officers. Well, I guess the tax monies spent on the retreat could have gone towards funding another police officer.

Davis and Nall get elected by hypocritically stating they are going to be the gatekeeper of the taxpayers' money, but first thing they do is hold a retreat at a fancy hotel. What's wrong with City Hall and a couple carafes of coffee? Way to go tea party Davis and Nall candidates and now made official!

Sight Edman said...

At least they didn't schedule a junket to a small town near an entertainment hotspot or take their show on the road to Stone Mountain. The first they did, the other they reconsidered only after public uproar. And that was back when everyone was singing kumbaya.

Personally I think they should have it over at their brand spankin' new building on N. Shallowford at Peachford. It's completely empty and I think they should spend as much time with their pet white elephant as possible. As for refreshments, I suggest they have a little tea. Hot, cold, sweetened and unsweetened. They can pay for it out of their own pockets since they paid for the empty building from ours.