11Alive is reporting that DeKalb County has released new figures indicating a city of Brookhaven would begin operations more than $300,000 in the red.
The figures, released late Tuesday afternoon, show that, based on the latest property tax information, the new city would start off with a deficit of $360,554.
On Wednesday morning, WSB Radio reported that, since the 2010 Carl Vinson Institute Study, property tax revenues have dropped more than 6.8 percent, according to the new DeKalb Tax Assessor's study.
DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis based on current property values, which the organization declined.
11Alive interviewed Mary Ellen Imlay and Chuck Konas, chair and co-chair, respectively, of NoCityBrookhaven. The interview took place in Imlay's front yard, and both are convinced the tax base for the proposed city is not big enough to support it.
11Alive also interviewed state Rep. Mike Jacobs, author of the Brookhaven cityhood bill. He told the station the county is using flawed information, and any deficit that small can be easily covered by the city's projected $25 million in revenue.
Almost every election or hotly contested referendum fosters a controversy about yard signs these days.
Patch has reported complaints in the past .
Seems as if her sign was posted between the sidewalk and the curb, which the county claims as a public right-of-way and sign-free zone.
The best place to put a yard sign? In the middle of your yard, a DeKalb County spokesman said.