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City of Brookhaven Neighborhood Meetings

More than a dozen neighborhood meeting are being planned.

Approximately 15 neighborhood meetings are being set up across the proposed City of Brookhaven (click for map) to discuss cityhood in advance of the July 31 vote.  The mayor of a nearby city will be present at each meeting to explain the benefits of cityhood.  There is going to be more than one of these meetings in or near your neighborhood.

Here are details of the first two meetings:

Brookhaven Fields Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
with Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis
at the home of Chad & Cyn Boles
2291 Coosawattee Drive (click for map)

Murphey Candler Neighborhood Meeting
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
with Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker
hosted by Karen Whitehead & Wendy Butler
at the Chamblee-Dunwoody Holiday Inn
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (click for map)

the Colonel May 10, 2012 at 02:23 AM
a Kernel from the Colonel - SOMETIMES THE ELECTABILITY GENE SKIPS A GENERATION. OVER.
m May 10, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Sometimes idoits make dumb comments! Acting all military when they probably do noy even have the skillset to be a crossing guard. What is funny is that u r assuming I am someone I am not. So I hope the real j max person u keep referencing sues you for slander! That would be funny!
the Colonel May 10, 2012 at 04:35 AM
ATTENDED MEETING. NEED I SAY MORE? OVER.
Enuff Govt Already May 10, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I was unable to attend what did Mr. Pike say? And who and what did the officer say?
HamBurger May 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Please, share the discussion! Man! Those grilling hamburgers have an excellent fragrance!
Phillip McKrevis May 13, 2012 at 02:48 AM
What's going on with posts being deleted? If this is a new Patch policy, please start by reading the comments of m, Max, William, City Yes, No city lies, etc. as these are all posts being made by J. Max Davis. And delete them. They are the racist, crazy rantings of a childish imbecile.
HamBurger May 13, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Man . . . What a crazy dream I had . . . A lot of Internet gremlins last night! I checked the Patch today and just as I thought; it was a bad dream . . . Study the facts as they are presented from Brookhaven Yes. Then read between the lines. Look carefully at the folks pro city and noodle out their motivations for a new city. Anything more than we have now will be costing us. The question is, is it really worth it? There are a lot of folks in the northern part of the proposed city that were initially a part of Dunwoody that are not part of that final city. Should folks in this area have the right to drag geographically unrelated areas into their new city and name it a name that does not relate to their area? Just why have our state elected officials not lead the way in utilizing their power and influence in changing DeKalb government and schools? City or no, we are still in DeKalb County and support DeKalb schools and there will be an overlapping of services. For example, Dunwoody now wants to build a civic center and city hall. Is this necessary? Will Brookhaven citizens be asked to authorize this as well? What a beautiful late spring day for a Mr. Hamburger special hamburger!
Booyah May 13, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Man... what an eye opener.... where does the city opposition get their money? Is all the money coming from one family? Do the folks who have No City signs know who their in league with? Mr HamBurger is smacking his lips for a juicy hotdog.
Max May 13, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Happy Mother's Day! Go take a look at DeKalb County's roadway improvement plan and pick out the Brookhaven projects. I tried to no avail. Go here to see the 2006 County Transportation Plan: http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/ctp/index.htm There is NO reference to Brookhaven or Buford highway, that I could find. Instead the Plan FAQ refers to the DeKalb County Functional Classification System Plan. I could not find projects relating to Brookhaven on this document. Now, look at what happens in a small City: http://p2c.dunwoodyga.gov/sirepub/cache/0/cblftsjh4uxjkmurk1pw0b55/23863605132012083846582.PDF The Dekalb studies and plans are professionally drawn and rely on the hard work of County engineers, all of which is costly. Are you getting your money's worth?
Carl Childers May 13, 2012 at 02:41 PM
J Max Davis, Happy Mothers Day to you too. This also happens in Dunwoody. Private secret city council meetings to sell land and when it gets leaked they get all bent out of shape. Pretty sleazy. Is this your idea of transparency? http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2012/02/23/dunwoody-mayor-to-probe-leak-about-sale-of-pvc-farm/ Now please commence to copying my user name and posting as me like you have done to several others on the Patch. And people are supposed to follow you into cityhood? You are the President of BrookhavenYes. Are the others in your group advocating your childish and abusive antics? Jeff Keller? Don Bolia? Shannon Cameron? Chris Elsevier? Linley Jones? Byron Williamson? Russel Mitchell? Are you folks OK with the leader of your organization trashing YOUR integrity out along with his? If this is your platform people need to know it. Wow. Really sleazy.
Carl Childers May 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM
J Max Davis, The City of Brookhaven will not happen. You do not have the support. You know it. I know it. Your desperation is showing in your actions and you are spitting in the face of everyone who went out on a limb to support your silly BrookhavenYes organization and you are continually degrading any integrity it and its board may have had. We know know what this is about. Dunwoody rejected your request to be in their city and you don't want to be in Chamblee....hense the creating of the City Of Brookhaven idea....and dragging 49,000 people into this with you is reprehensible and criminal. It's really as simple as that - you know it...we know it. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/brookhaven-cityhood-vote/
J. Max Davis May 13, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Fake Hamburger, from one J. Max Davis to another, lot of folks are extremely disturbed that they are being forced into a city by a hand full of people and some elected officials that should have been making changes in our existing government. Instead, they are dividing us and wasting time on an effort that if passed will ultimately cost us more. Not to mention the money of taxpayers.
Max May 13, 2012 at 03:10 PM
The words 'private, secret' are noise. Government meets in Executive Session to discuss personnel and real estate matters, which are privileged discussions. A leak occurred when somebody did not like the vote. Dunwoody Mayor Davis quickly hired an attorney, with impeccable credentials, to determine facts. A report will be given and action will be taken. That NEVER happens in DeKalb as proved here: http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/suit-could-cost-dekalb-1312866.html http://www.championnewspaper.com/news/articles/905teachers-file-lawsuit-against-dekalb-county-school-board-905.html http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/dunwoody-suing-dekalb-for-789717.html http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb-discrimination-suit-jones-426095.html What can you say the about DeKalb County and it's misappropriation of $40 MIllion in Bond revenues? Brookhaven has an opportunity to re-define itself, to increase citizens quality of life and livability by an order of magnitude unachievable under County governance. A pattern of childishly similar comments more interested in "who" than "what" substitutes for intelligent discourse. Most people I have asked indicate they judge "NO" comments as vapid, fallacious noise based on fear, uncertainty, and doubt.
HamBurger May 13, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Mr. Max, you might want to contact your commissioners for some updated info. What did you think of the upgrades made to Peachtree Road between Redding and North Druid Hills with upgrades on some side streets as well? The Dunwoody paving is just a very small fraction of their roads. Budget troubles in the future as paving is not inexpensive. Buford Highway is a state route and they are taking the lead on this roadway. They are in the process of assembling right of way now. If a median is put down the road, well, there goes some of your already limited commercial tax base! Some of the area related to the PVC farm in Dunwoody will be where the grand new Dunwoody city hall and civic center will be located. Duplication of government buildings . . . Man, a late spring shower and charcoal ready on the grill! What a wonderful combination of smells!
Carl Childers May 13, 2012 at 03:23 PM
J Max Davis, The City of Brookhaven will not happen. You do not have the support. You know it. I know it. Your desperation is showing in your actions and you are spitting in the face of everyone who went out on a limb to support your silly BrookhavenYes organization and you are continually degrading any integrity it and its board may have had. We know know what this is about. Dunwoody rejected your request to be in their city and you don't want to be in Chamblee....hense the creating of the City Of Brookhaven idea....and dragging 49,000 people into this with you is reprehensible and criminal. It's really as simple as that - you know it...we know it. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/brookhaven-cityhood-vote/
Max May 13, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Lawmakers would waste their time trying to influence DeKalb County government toward positive changes. Incorporation works. I urge Brookhaven citizens to review their DeKalb Delegation in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGDECiYQxuc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDpu4nmC6y4 http://dunwoodynorth.blogspot.com/2012/03/unincorporated-islands-between-dunwoody.html The fact is the DeKalb Delegation is rarely seen working in public. In fact any attempt to work with them, despite their hue and cry for being side-stepped, is utter nonsense. The Delegation could care less about amigo's and amiga's, and you in Brookhaven. Anyone can see that.
HamBurger May 13, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Mr. Max, not once did our state elected officials – Rep. Jacobs, Rep. Taylor, and Sen. Millar - try to assist the citizens of DeKalb in making changes to county government or the county school system. The county school system still has problems and they are not involved at all. Their presence, along with the citizens in north DeKalb would be a force to reckon with. They have power and influence, yet they insist on playing around with this pet city idea of theirs. Great representation! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Max May 13, 2012 at 03:45 PM
"Some of the area related to the PVC farm in Dunwoody will be where the grand new Dunwoody city hall and civic center will be located. Duplication of government buildings . . " That is purely the type of speculation that substitutes for fact around here. In fact, nothing of the sort has occurred, decided, or even recommended in writing. May have been discussed and reported upon, but not a fact. If a new city facility is built, and the cost exceeds current reserves, the balance needed will be financed based on a citizen vote. Unlike the $40 Million dollar bond fund debacle. Nobody got to vote on that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrqx_yIukM8 Don't be fooled, do your homework. Heck, come to a Dunwoody City Council meeting and see how local government returns decision-making to the citizens.
Intermittent Steve May 13, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Max... I am at a loss as to how your comments are relevant here... you live in Dunwoody... correct? You vote in Dunwoody... correct? So you realize... Brookhaven is not Dunwoody... correct? Folks should check out your commentary on the Dunwoody Patch...
Max May 13, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I-Steve My comments are in fact extremely relevant because I actively opposed incorporation in Dunwoody. Now, I am able to see that the proponents were correct. My argument was that DeKalb is not Fulton. In fact, we see the direction of DeKalb, four years later, is not encouraging.
Max May 13, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I-Steve, What you mean is that logically and pragmatically my point of view is tough to argue given the facts presented. By stating that I do not live in Brookhaven, you infer I ought not comment. We ALL live in DeKalb, and I hope to see the day when DeKalb is not portrayed in the media as either the laughing stock of Atlanta or it's crime hub. In 1994, DeKalb was governing credibly, yet in 2012, we see huge disconnects between 'best practices' and good stewardship of taxpayer wealth. Your arguments 'ring hollow' as you indicated last week.
Intermittent Steve May 13, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Brookhaven... is not Dunwoody... No Perimeter Mall... 3x Poverty Rate of Dunwoody... only 67% of the median income of Dunwoody... 3 miles of Buford Highway... the feasibility study did not account for continuing decline in revenues... I could go on and on and on and on...
Max May 13, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I-Steve, Do you have an 'infeasibility study' that shows the implications of your assumptions? I will patiently for you, or anyone else to produce an academically rigorous 'infeasibility study' conforming to generally established standards for governance. Now I am going to follow my Mom's advice: "Never Argue With A Fool – They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!"
HamBurger May 13, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Mr. Max, damn me, I must be dreaming again . . . "Some of the area related to the PVC farm in Dunwoody will be where the grand new Dunwoody city hall and civic center will be located. Duplication of government buildings . . " “That is purely the type of speculation that substitutes for fact around here. In fact, nothing of the sort has occurred, decided, or even recommended in writing. May have been discussed and reported upon, but not a fact.” Project Renaissance – Dunwoody, GA http://tinyurl.com/cx5oq4v By the way, Buford Highway is still a state route. Please pass me those delicious thin sliced onions!
Intermittent Steve May 13, 2012 at 05:10 PM
What assumptions Max?... everything I have quoted here comes from the Brookhaven "feasibilty" study... why do I need one of my own when yours is such a wealth of information...? My comments it seems are too difficult for you to dispel... please listen to the advice of your mother... I'm sure she would agree with the advice of mine... "Now turn off the television... and do your homework!"
Intermittent Steve May 13, 2012 at 05:16 PM
To say I am a fool... is to say that somewhere in the study is evidence contrary to my "assumptions"... so, please provide this evidence... Max.
Intermittent Steve May 13, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Max... so far your only argument is that government is bad... so how then will "more government" be better? But... you are correct on one very important point... your point of view is very tough to argue...
Booyah May 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Mr HamBurglar and Carl Children have spoken to all Dunwoody residents. Everyone said they would rather go back to being in unincorporated Dekalb. Sandy Springs residents think they were better off with Fulton County. And yes I'm a fool, now pass the onions and pickles.
Intermittent Steve May 13, 2012 at 06:05 PM
J. "Max"... how nice of you to post using someone else's name... I rest my case... your only argument is that government is bad... so how then will "more government" be better?
Enuff Govt Already May 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM
@Max..A reference for this decade; google "dekalb roads and drainage" and click on the tenative "street resurfacing projests list": Some streets I found : Brookhaven Dr, Brooklawn Rd, Coosawattee Dr, Clairmont Run, Clearview Dr, East Brookhaven Dr, Ellijay Dr, Fairway Cir, Navaho Pl, N Druid Hills Rd, Oaklawn Ave, Oglethorpe Ave, Old Briarwood Rd, Rennes Ct, Tennyson Pl, Wawona Ter, Wayland Cir and Wilmont Dr. So, why is Dunwoody firing the city atty, why did the Mayor lose confidence in him? Wasn't he a founding father?

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