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'Let's Not Make This Mistake In Brookhaven'

Another entry from one of our neighbors in The Forum.

 

You just can’t make this stuff up. Here are some more fun facts from the new cities to the corth. 

In Dunwoody, the cost of the special investigation into leaks from a closed council session will likely double. This special investigation will cost Dunwoody’s taxpayers upwards of $50,000 dollars even though the legality of the closed-door meeting has since been questioned. And, Dunwoody Councilwoman Dr. Adrian Bonser has said that many of the citizens in Dunwoody are “becoming disenchanted with how we are conducting city business.”

In the new city of Peachtree Corners, city managers from John’s Creek and Sandy Springs were hired as consultants to provide an estimated budget for Peachtree Corners operations. Their report states that the cost to run the new city of Peachtree Corners will be four times the estimate in the Carl Vinson Institute’s study. Four times the CVI estimate! 

In Sandy Springs, city council is arguing over how to spend a budget surplus. They can’t decide whether to build a park, a new city hall complex, or use it to increase their bond rating which presumably could then be used to raise more money for the politicians to spend. Not once do you hear of them giving the surplus back to the taxpayers. Politicians love to spend our money! 

Fifteen cities in Gwinnett County just settled with the county for $32 million that the county has been taxing the citizens for services that the cities were already providing. The citizens were essentially being double taxed. But rather than giving taxpayers a refund, the cities are keeping the millions to prop up their budgets, pay for stalled projects and legal fees. Just another example of how politicians love to spend our money. 

Let’s not make this mistake in Brookhaven. We don’t need more politicians and bureaucrats telling us what’s good for us while they figure out more and more ways to spend our money. Vote no on July 31.

Mary Ellen Imlay

NoCityEver! June 03, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Our strategy is working brilliantly! Thank you to the No City leadership in developing the perfect strategy! You Brookhaven Yes folks are falling right into the rabbit hole. We have successfully painted you as the racists and homophobes as you rant about South Dekalb and it enables us to keep the Latinos in Buford Highway, the proletariat in Ashford Park and the Brookhaven wannabes in Silver Lake far away from our brand and association with a name that is reserved for only the folks who live within a 1/2 mile radius of the Capital City Club. You all are now perceived as the racists not us! Love it when a good plan comes together!
Austin Lee June 07, 2012 at 03:45 PM
That is a poor way to link 60-1 to Brookhaven YES. It is intellectually dishonest to say that because BrookhavenYES has not publicly called out 60-1 that they agree with him. Using that logic I could pull out some statements from anywhere and say, "I find it interesting that E Pluribus Unum has been silent on the things that ______ has said."
Max July 01, 2012 at 02:57 PM
The ultimate and scariest pol hack: Who says 'proletariat?" Communist Manifesto. YES YES YES Let's pull a wordsmithy and call the TRUTH evil, PROGRESS, an enemy of the STATE, and the STATE= Good. "We have successfully painted you as the racists and homophobes as you rant about South Dekalb and it enables us to keep the Latinos in Buford Highway, the proletariat in Ashford Park and the Brookhaven." Wow, at least somebody has the guts to admit the foul and discursive desire to perpetuate the most vile of human characteristics - "Tyranny of low expectations.". What's next, intimidation, dark cars late at night, jack boots and night sticks?
Jack of Kings July 18, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Budget Surplus?!! "In Sandy Springs, city council is arguing over how to spend a budget surplus. They can’t decide whether to build a park, a new city hall complex, or use it to increase their bond rating which presumably could then be used to raise more money for the politicians to spend. Not once do you hear of them giving the surplus back to the taxpayers. Politicians love to spend our money! " Sign me up with a new city!
HDM July 18, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Here is another example, Phil: “Staff has done an excellent job being conservative with our projections for both revenues and expenditures,” said Dunwoody Finance Director Chris Pike. “Each year since incorporation, our expenditures are under budget while our revenues come in over budget. THIS is what Brookhaven has to look forward to as a city!

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