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 District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; Holiday events at Emory Village; DeKalb County Animal Services.
From District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; House delegation public hearing; CryWolf program; Christmas at Callanwolde; Alternative gift market; Artists holiday market.
From rep. Mike Jacobs: DeKalb Legislative Public Hearings. The DeKalb County Legislative Delegation – the members of the state House and Senate who represent portions of the county – will hold three public hearings [12/4, 12/12, 12/19] across the county to hear from you on state and local issues. Please join us and make your voice heard. The schedule is as follows:
From Joe Earle in the Reporter Newspapers: ".... Several people questioned whether the role of the county should change as cities such as Dunwoody and Brookhaven are created to deliver services formerly provided by the county government. 'What people really want is better outcomes,” May told the group. “You want a better government. You want a government that is responsive to your needs.
From the county interim CEO's office: The Great DeKalb Cleanup. Saturday, November 23 | 9:00 am - noon. Interim CEO Lee May invites you to participate in the Great DeKalb cleanup. Litter and illegal signs continue to plague our County. Volunteers from community businesses, neighborhood groups, local schools and churches are needed to help tackle the unsightly blight and rejuvenate the area. Come on out and see what can be accomplished!
From the county GIS department: Hello DeKalb Residents, The DeKalb Geographic Information Systems Department will host its annual GIS Day event. Come out to find helpful property information regarding your property’s floodplain status and discover our mapping, property conveyance and addressing services.
From District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; Zoning agenda; Neighborhood summit; Watershed management projects; Free veterinary services; Forum of local city managers.
From the county CEO's office: Progress DeKalb: A Conversation to Move DeKalb Forward. Thursday, November 14 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
From District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: On Our Form of Government. With the indictment of Burrell Ellis, new calls have come for a shift to a Commission/Manager form of government in DeKalb County. As with the CEO form, there is no standard structure in Georgia enabling legislation, so the “devil is in the details” on exactly what this means. To make a judgement, it is important to look at all the mechanics of the “Organizational Act” or Charter, identifying deficiencies and options for improvement. Neither form is invulnerable to manipulation by elected or appointed officials, so the real test is what’s in a Charter that informs the public on government operations and makes it accountable to voters and taxpayers.