I am an ‘ordinary citizen’ and I am in favor of incorporation for the City of Brookhaven. I am also a board member of BrookhavenYES.
I became involved when opponents of incorporation tried to take away my right to vote. Our board is a diverse group of involved citizens who believe local control is a better option than the status quo. We believe it is important for our neighbors to know who we are and why we support cityhood. That is why we have always had our biographies on our website.
The opposition writer(s) state, “Our organization and website is not about the people; it is about the issues, because that is what this campaign should be about.”
I disagree. Cityhood is absolutely about “The People.” The People should have a stronger voice than they now have with DeKalb County. The People should have local control over police, zoning issues, road and parks/recreation. The People should have a chance to examine the issue, ask questions and decide for themselves how to vote in the July 31 referendum.
BrookhavenYES and the supporters of the city are very public about who they are and why they support the city. I would suggest the deep pocket opposition to cityhood are not very public, and in fact, hide their real motivations from the citizens of this area. I wonder, why….?