From CEO Burrell Ellis: DeKalb Alternative Fuel Sites; DeKalb Wins DOJ Grant; ABL's Business Power Forum; Harvard Recognizes Juvenile Court Program; DeKalb Wins GPA Award; Thousands Recycling in DeKalb; Children and Families Grant; Jobs Bus Schedule
From CHCA resident Jim Smith: There are various efforts underway to assess and address the issue of cityhood in Dekalb County. These efforts will impact Central Dekalb neighborhoods in different ways. It is essential that residents become informed and act in ways to protect their neighborhoods.
Options being touted include:
1. Forming own city - This option is currently being reviewed by a number of civic associations. Some in partnership with others and some standalone.
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: Tuesday is ELECTION DAY! One million Georgians have already voted, but if you have not yet voted, please allow me to share how I will vote on the two constitutional amendments that are on our ballots. I will vote NO on AMENDMENT No. 1 which creates a new state authority to override local school board's decisions on starting charter schools.
From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Voting; South River Cleanup; Neighborhood Summit; Shredding and Shoe donation event; Dignity film festival.
From the Civic League for Regional Atlanta via the Civic Association Network: November 1, 2012. Amendment 1: Still undecided? Let The Civic League help! Amendment 1. Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities? What in the world does that/actually mean/ and why is it important - or not?
Today, Friday, is the last day for early voting. You have until 7 p.m. FYI, we voted at the county voter registration office on Memorial yesterday (Thursday) ca. 5 p.m. The volunteers and workers there were very efficient and we got through within minutes. Even at rush hour the drive wasn't that bad if you go the back way, i.e., via Medlock to N Decatur to Northern Ave. More info here.
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From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Rockdale job fair; Upcoming job fairs; Consumer protections; Art remaking communities; Meals on wheels; Service academy; Green energy; MLK Jr. Parkway; Edu grants; Museum grants; South River.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda Summary To view the summary from October 23, 2012, please click here.
From CEO Burrell Ellis: Join DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis for an upcoming town hall meeting to give citizens an update and discuss county-related issues. The next town hall meeting is set for Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Clairmont Baptist Church, 3542 Clairmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The meetings are free and open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend.