From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: December 20, 2013 – HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s FIRST email newsletter for the 2014 General Assembly Session which convenes January 13, 2014. As part of every newsletter, I ask how you would vote on a pending bill or appropriations issue. I am very grateful for your thoughtful responses and I personally read all your answers. Thank you for your opinions and guidance! First newsletter question for 2014 Session: Would you vote to create additional cities for DeKalb County?
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From Peralte Paul in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: ".... In a memo to the Decatur City Commission, City Manager Peggy Merriss wrote the city needs to take a second look at its annexation efforts, which had a lot of movement last year in the form of several resolutions. But those efforts skidded to a halt when the city couldn't get the move sponsored in the state legislature...." [Read more.]
From a neighbor in Heritage Hills (at the end of N Superior) 12/20/13: Hello, I recently had my car broken into at the YMCA. It was parked near the front door, and it happened between 12:30-1:30 in the afternoon. It was obviously a professional job – bold, quick and successful. I had my id with name, address, contact details stolen. I live in the cul-de-sac on Heritage Hills. I have subsequently been very observant of cars driving in the cul-de-sac. Last night an unfamiliar car (with
From Jay Scott in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The City of Briarcliff Initiative board used a community meeting Thursday night as another call for leaders of the Lakeside and Tucker cityhood efforts to get together with them to work out differences in their proposed maps. However, the group's message to the audience was more direct: "We see Lakeside as a redundant and unnecessary city," a phrase repeated in a PowerPoint slide
From Barb Dalton of MANA: In the October Watch E-letter we reported that a Gold Mercury Sable has been seen and is suspected to be involved with several break ins in the Druid Hills Area. A Gold 4 door sedan was spotted in Laurel Ridge yesterday. Please add this to the list of cars to be aware of and call 911 if you see them. You may sign up for the Medlock Watch E-letter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the interim CEO's office: School's Out Mini Day Camps; Trash pick-up holiday schedule; Cooking oil disposal.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Dear Friends, Last week in Washington, I voted in favor of the bipartisan budget proposal. It wasn’t everything that I wanted, but it represents a modest step toward enacting a budget and preventing further manufactured crises that only harm our economy, destroy jobs, and weaken our middle class. Some members of the House went into these budget talks insisting on cuts to initiatives that families and seniors depend on – but the bipartisan deal does not cut Medicare, Social Security, or Medicaid benefits.
From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: North Central Precinct Crime Prevention Unit HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS 2013. The Holiday Season is a prime time for criminal activity. Shoppers and Residences become easy targets for burglars and robbers. This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, robbers, purse snatchers,and pickpockets the opportunity to do their dirty work. The attached flyer includes safety tips that will help to prevent you from becoming a victim.
From Wardell Castle in the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: Dear Neighbors: First of all, I am happy to report that the euthanasia rate at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter hit a historic low of 18% during the month of November. While LifeLine is doing a FANTASTIC job of running the shelter, they can't do it alone.During the Holidays, as we think of ways to help our community and those in need, please consider donating these items to the Animal Shelter.
Especially high on their "wish list" are:
From a local resident near the intersection of Park and Densley via Facebook December 16: FYI Clairmont Heights this morning a male in a black adult male in a black leather coat carrying a black backpack came up to my door and rang the bell repeatedly then looked in the window. My teen daughter was home and saw him and immediately called me. In the meantime another neighbor out for a run saw him and circled the block because she had a bad feeling and knew my daughter was home alone and saw him in my driveway. She called the police as I did.
From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: COMMUNITY UPDATE 2-17 -2013. There were a rash of burglaries in the residential area of the the Northlake Triangle over the weekend and into Monday (12-16-2013). North Central detectives followed up on leads provided by our communities and have taken three suspects into custody.
From Jay Scott in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The City of Briarcliff Initiative announced Monday morning that a feasibility study, conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, "confirmed that Briarcliff is the most financially feasible cityhood plan currently proposed for Central DeKalb County."...." [
From Melissa Weinman in the Reporter Newspapers: ".... As the 2014 Legislative session nears, advocacy groups are eagerly awaiting or brandishing new studies that will show if their desires to create new cities in their community are feasible. Currently, there are three groups vying to incorporate cities in north-central DeKalb County. Maps for the proposed cities of Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker are all slightly different, but they overlap in the area around Northlake Mall.... [Read more.]
From Jay Scott in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The Lakeside City Alliance urged an audience Thursday night to practice the three Cs on the cityhood issue -- converse with neighbors to spread the word, contribute to cover the group's costs and contact elected officials to let them know where the community stands. Co-chair Kevin Levitas, who led the community meeting at Lakeside High School, repeatedly emphasized the third C -- the pol
From state rep. Rahn Mayo: The DeKalb House Delegation Public Hearings. State House members of the DeKalb County Delegation will hold two remaining special meetings for public input about the upcoming 2014 legislative session. During these meetings, residents of DeKalb County will have an opportunity to address any concerns about state issues with their General Assembly representatives.
From the Alliance for Emory Village: Tree lighting; AIEV fundraising; Tree trimming.
From District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; Holiday events at Emory Village; DeKalb County Animal Services.