From commissioner Jeff Rader: Administration's Proposal a Step Forward by Commissioner Jeff Rader. One of my recurring themes has been the need to improve the process, not just the outcome, for preparing the county's annual operating budget. Last month, I discussed a resolution passed by the Board of Commissioners outlining its priorities for the 2011 budget.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: Please join us for a TOWN HALL MEETING ANNOUNCING THE CENTRAL DEKALB SENIOR CENTER. SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR PROGRAMMING IN THE CENTER. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM OR 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
THE MACK LOVE CENTER AT MASON MILL PARK
1340 McCONNELL DRIVE
DECATUR, GA 30033
Please plan on attending only one of the two meetings based on the time that best fits your schedule.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: Come share your concerns on the Proposed 2011 Budget. LOCATION: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciation
2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)
From: Raymond, Jeff (CEI-Atlanta) [mailto:Jeff.Raymond@coxinc.com] via Clairemont/Great Lakes neighborhood newsletter: Hi Softball Families, There are just a couple of more weeks for open registration (prior to late registration).
Reminder from Bike South owner Fred Boykin via the Clairemont/Great Lakes neighborhood association newsletter: I wanted to let folks know that the 6th annual Georgia Rides To The Capitol bicycle ride is coming up on Tuesday, March 22nd. We'd love to have you join
us! Please visit www.GeorgiaRidesToTheCapitol.org for details and (free) registration. There is an easy paced Decatur ride from the East Lake MARTA station that leaves at 10:45 am. We meet up downtown with a group riding from Roswell. Last year we had over 1,500 cyclists at the Capitol.
From DeKalb county CEO's office: OneDeKalb - Neighborhood Capacity Building Training Institute
Purchasing & Contracting 101: Overview of DeKalb County's Purchasing and Contracting Procedures
Kelvin Walton, Chief Procurement Officer, will discuss the overall procurement process and how to do business with DeKalb County.
From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield:
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com. No other details published.
From Laurel Ridge neighborhood listserv: You're Invited!!! Preschool At The Heights (P.A.T.H.) invites you to our Open House, Tuesday, January 25th or Wednesday, January 26th. 9:30am to 11:30am. Come by for a tour, pick up a registration packet, & see what your
community preschool can offer you. Freddie the Firetruck is calling you to come play...come check us out!
*If these dates are not convienent, call for time that works for you*
Community Registration begins Monday, February 7th at 9:15am
From the AJC via Laurel Ridge listserv: ".... The county also is looking to close five of the 12 recreation centers: Tobie Grant in Scottdale, Briarwood in Atlanta, Mason Mill in Decatur, N.H. Scott in Decatur and Lucious Sanders in Lithonia....." Read more.
From the county CEO's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment:
From the county CEO's office:
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Dear Friends, As you know, the House is debating repeal of health care reform that Congress and the President passed last year. Many provisions of reform have already been implemented. I want everyone to be aware of those provisions, because they directly impact you and your family.
From the county CEO's office: DeKalb County Community Development Department Neighborhood Stabilization Program - NSP3
From state rep. Mike Jacobs' newsletter, Jan. 19, 2011:
Please join us at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for a Volunteer Day of Service. Volunteers will be at the Preserve between 9am and 1pm on Monday, January 17. We will be mulching trails, removing ivy from trees, and repairing boardwalks. Because of the large number of volunteers that we are expecting, please bring work gloves, hand tools (like pruning sheers, shovels, and rakes), wheel barrows, and water bottles, if you have them. To get to the Nature Preserve take Medlock Road north to Medlock Elementary School.
From local neighbor Zoe Haugo: Thank you CHCA for your role in the Medlock School outreach. We appreciate all the dedicated CHCA members for all your community advocacy!!! These are the reasons I would be very sorry to see Medlock School close: Medlock Elementary School has a long history of being prevented from closure by the dedication of the community it serves. One only has to walk through the hallways to experience what a special place it has become as a result of this.
From DeKalb County website: JANUARY 12, 2011. DeKalb County resumes normal operations Thursday. DECATUR – All DeKalb County offices under the Supervision of Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis will return to normal operations on Thursday. “I want to thank all of our DeKalb County employees who came into work every day this week to serve the citizens of DeKalb County,” said CEO Ellis.
From Beth Nathan, Civic Association Network: DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is speaking at series of neighborhood gatherings throughout the county, focusing on the county budget. The format is a short presentation (10 minutes) by CEO Ellis, then entirely Q&A. The Civic Association Network (CAN) has arranged for one of those meetings to be Tuesday, January 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Leafmore Creek Park Clubhouse, 1373 Altamont Drive
See http://www.burrellellis.com/?uid=f5cef0ec0033a99a8fa51bac684ad340 for a full list of Neighborhood Gatherings.
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: January 13, 2011–2011 40 Day Session Convenes! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s first email newsletter for the 2011 General Assembly Session which convened January 10, 2011, and because of the snow storm, has started slowly and completed only two days of the 40 day Session. In each newsletter, I ask how you would vote on a pending bill or budget item. I am very grateful for your thoughtful responses and I personally read all your answers.