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