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Appointment of Governor's Commission

Governor Nathan Deal is in the process of appointing a commission of five people that will in turn review and select four individuals who will serve as interim city manager, attorney, clerk and accountant until the mayor and city council are elected later this year. A lot of people have asked what is going on with the Governor's Commision so I called the governor’s office today to find out more info. The Governor is actively interviewing and vetting candidates and his current plan is to have the commission appointed by September 1st.

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Jack of Kings August 24, 2012 at 01:47 AM
The Governor may need a little push to make sure that he is on time. I find it amazing that the Governor's Office was not prepared for the possibility that the referendum would pass and have appointed the commission within three weeks of the vote. Governor Deal's Office Phone: 404-656-1776 Link to Governor Deal's e-mail contact page: http://gov.georgia.gov/00/gov/contact_us/0,2657,165937316_166563415,00.html
Eddie E. August 24, 2012 at 03:56 AM
How odd, the Governor does not dance to the tune as called by the yessers. How many other realities are yet to be revealed?
don Gabacho August 24, 2012 at 04:01 AM
"The Governor may need a little push to make sure that he is on time."---Phil Phil, he's on schedule: his. "I find it amazing that the Governor's Office was not prepared for the possibility that the referendum would pass and have appointed the commission within three weeks of the vote."---Phil I finding it amazing that you expect anyone to believe such blatant BS. Shepard has already stated that he is reporting back to the [C4ND-morphed-]BY already "administering." The interim government is already selected and in place as long prescribed. There is the slight hang-up of "Corey Self" who was surely to be on it; but, given his recent screw-up [the CVI report not being "independent"] may not. Thus the probably unwitting statement of Shepard's or Brookhaven Maven's (?)indicating, as inadvertant as it must have been, that they may now be looking for a gardener and not a park litter picker-upper to fill the Parks seat...
don Gabacho August 24, 2012 at 04:05 AM
...The dilemma: just how to appear professsional and seamless to have the so-called elected governance have who is to police us from Day One without it appearing that who is to police us had not already been selected by a blatantly non-elected commssion. The current and major hang-up must be to get dissenters silenced especially in regard to the public accepting just where the police station and jail has already been desginated to be and, again, how and when to make public the Police Chief and police already selected to be in place, and in full force by Dec 29, without having the new, but still prospective, governance appear to be the police state it would plainly be....
don Gabacho August 24, 2012 at 04:16 AM
...Will they really call for even a "Citizens Task Force adminstered by BY," or the same BY as the announced interim government, to screen a prosect to police us without the adminstrators having been even elected? If enough oppostion to that arises to delay announcement, I suspect that the already designated jail, Chamblee's, will be announced offering their jail and police as, of course, a gesture of a wonderful, well-wishing neigihbor until the government feels it safe to announce the Police Chief and then the flurry of wonderful police just rushing to fill the openings within a week. Just prior to a deluge of "public citizens" and telemarketing demanding Chamblee be rewared by being annexed to Brookhaven. Then Doraville. Thus, Phil, like AshfordObserver said, he's glad to see you, Dean and others "hanging in there." While surely taking names and counting. Do get those dissenters to shut up. Isn't 'corporatist goverance' fun? Safe?
AshfordObserver August 25, 2012 at 03:11 AM
I'm sure that high on his list - say WAAY ahead of making budget cuts - is naming a handful of people to help serve as traffic controllers for a 2.5 month period for a new city. He should get around to it - it's interesting. My bet? those listed as directors of the board of Bkhaven Yes, plus a person or two who were big contributor$ to his campaign. Just a hunch.
Jack of Kings August 26, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Just in case anyone had any doubts that a City was a good idea, this article on the Dekalb County should erase those doubts: Tax differences draw questions in DeKalb By April Hunt The Atlanta Journal-Constitution It's clear from property tax bills hitting mailboxes that residents in some cities in DeKalb Countyare paying more for county services while their counterparts in the unincorporated areas are seeing the same rates as last year. What is not clear: Why DeKalb adjusted property tax rates for services like police, parks, roads and fire protection that cities can pay the county for or provide themselves, but not for those same services in the unincorporated area. The move raised county taxes by as much as 15 percent for residents in some cities. "I'm anxious to hear what they have to say," said Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson, who united with mayors from seven other DeKalb cities to formally request an explanation from the county. Atlanta did not join in the request. More:http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/tax-differences-draw-questions-1506440.html
don Gabacho August 26, 2012 at 05:07 AM
"Just in case anyone had any doubts that a City was a good idea, this article on the Dekalb County should erase those doubts..."---Phil A city is a good idea. But not this one by these people.
HamBurger August 26, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Mr. Phil, think of it like this: I own a business and offer ten services. You take all ten and I discount the rate. You pick and choose the services you want you will not be receiving the discounted rate on each service selected. You will pay a reasonable increase based on your volume of usage per service, delivery and service requirements, and just how many services you elect to contract for. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to end our relationship totally and handle all of the services you previously depended on me for by yourself. We in Brookhaven do not get it. Our taxes are going up on the county side of our tax bill and will eventually go up on the city side of our tax bill. And then we have the school system. Sounds like Rep. Mike Jacobs would have better served his constituents by seeking assistance from his political associates in making change to our existing government instead of dividing our community. Please pass the yellow mustard!

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