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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

not one of 60 June 01, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Except that vernon and dorsey ran the county! Just like our fellow corrpt school board cheif and so many police. Water and sewer workers and code officers all busted for corruption. Funny how brookhaven has nothing to fo with their elected sheriff and elected ceo who used to live in a brookhaven condo. But we only like and honor the good Deadkab elected officials. Ur either with South Deadkab or no!
not one of 60 June 01, 2012 at 12:13 AM
They are your county and city leaders. Those who live in unincorp have county leaders serving as their city council. Ceo jones was ur mayor! Ha ha ha! And he is running for office again
Bill Lowe June 01, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I was out in Murphey Candler visiting with some folks earlier in the day. They had some interesting remarks about the BrookhavenYes movement. This is not a direct quote, but no matter how I type it up from my memory, it is unmistakeably funny as hell. "A couple came to my door a couple of Saturdays ago. I thought they were Jehovahs witnesses peddling religion. Turns out they were peddling the city. Just like with the Jehovahs witnesses, I accepted their sales pitch just to make them go away. They did not leave me a sign. That would have left all of my neighbors wondering what had changed my mind." Was quite an entertaining story. Turns out that the majority of his neighbors are against the city and don't even feel the need to put up signs against it. Jehovahs witnesses.....I guess they are comparable in their dedication.
HamBurger June 01, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Mr. Bill, this is a familiar theme. The story varies a bit, but the result is very much the same all over the proposed new city. Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eddie E. June 01, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Now don't go picking on the commissioner, without her chutzpah, how else would the County potentially be on the hook for massive violations of Federal and State Stream Buffer Laws! What the campaign contributors wants, the campaign contributors gets. The citizens can take a slip and wait in line.
Eddie E. June 01, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Isn't it possible that Mrs. Imlay might just have some insight into the REAL COST of the services the 'OPPOSED CITY' will never be able to supply due to it's artificial tax cap?
Eddie E. June 01, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Of course, the NO signs in abundance help to let them know to just keep driving.
"E Pluribus Unum" June 01, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Violet, Jimmy, Albie, Bill, HamBurger...all excellent and spot on comments. Great news about the building community realization that a new city only creates more government without benefit. The replacement of "sh" for the letter "c" in city is very clever. So we can now say "vote Yes for new ##ity government. Yea, that's the ticket! Yes for new ##ity government.
Bill Lowe June 01, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Not one of 60: I know it is late, and I have had some alcohol, but really, I have to ask this, however politically incorrect it may be: When you were a baby, were you dropped or thrown or are you naturally this way? Just curious cause you write like a moron, can't spell or even as a slight compliment can't type. You make your whole "position" look bad. And I usually don't talk bad about females, cause you know, they are the superior sex of the human race.....I find it hard to believe that anyone would ever want to breed with you. (It does not matter what you look like---you could be drop dead georgeous---but being a moron, is a significant turn off.) Sorry to everyone I offended in the previous comments, but I certainly applaud the City Promoters for allowing this entity of "not one of 60" to continue to post publicly in favor of the city.
"E Pluribus Unum" June 01, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Bill, despite the late hour and alcohol, your thoughts are very cogent. Once 60-1 outted himself as a bigot (blacks and women) and anti-semitic (only a few examples of his biases) I started jumping over his evil spew and pay no attention to it. I refuse to allow his attempt to control and disrupt any back and forth discussion and questioning with his multiple, senseless babble. The only question I have is how come the Patch hasn't already blocked him from the site. I believe he has crossed over any reasonable line of community civility....surely this is ONE thing everyone on both sides of the discussion can agree on?
Eddie E. June 01, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Could he/she/it be one of the elected officials hoping for a new municipality to lord over?
HamBurger June 01, 2012 at 12:20 PM
E Pluribus Unum, I understand and agree with your sentiments with regard to not one of 60. However, unless posts are literally not fit for print or violate TOS, I say let folks post their opinions and make fools of themselves if they like. Having said this, the Patch is private and they can do as they like with folks posting on their forum. Please pass the mustard!
"E Pluribus Unum" June 01, 2012 at 04:51 PM
HamBurger, Thank you for the clarification...your explanation is very helpful. I agree and normally have a wide band of tolerance regarding other opinions that differ than mine. There where a couple of comments made from another article that were waaaay over the line IMHO. What is still interesting to me...the total silence from YES folks regarding 60-1 (unless I have missed something). I wonder why? I also wonder how 60-1 might react to YES folks calling him out every once in awhile. Now back to the discussion.
not one of 60 June 01, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Nice try to get me outed! I am not bigot aganist balck women or anyone! I am bigoted against dumb people! I am gay atheist and proud to have voted for obama! That said that does not mean I support everything Democrat! I am for the truth. Funny how the No city people are clamoring agianst EVA; and No members Mesh has spewede anti jew rhetoric. I don't support slum cities on buford hwy. I think people have a rifght to better fair housing. And should not be subject to subsatndard health and zoning codes! Calling people absurd and liars among other things can be fought equally back right at you. Problem is when you are seld righteous that is all you can do is throw out the race and bigot card when it is the furthest from the truth. I suppoprt the DREAM act. I support Gay marriage equality. I think religion has no part in government I support rich people starting foundations and giving all of their money away! Even the ones I do not like or agree with! So thanks for yoru false classifications of me! Do you support the Dream Act and Gay marraige? PS: I lvoe latinos and Jewsih Men and women! Thx for asking, and thanks for being the truth and reaon baraometer. Blogs are free specch I could be in alaska right now and not even live in Brookhaven. Nice try on owning the interent AL GORE! PS2: I do not belong to CCC or and Brookhaven YES or No Group! So wise up!
not one of 60 June 01, 2012 at 05:25 PM
One more time! I am not bigot aganist black or women or anyone! I am bigoted against dumb people! I am gay atheist and proud to have voted for obama! That said that does not mean I support everything Democrat! I am for the truth. Funny how the No city people are clamoring agianst EVA; and No members Mesh has spewed anti jew rhetoric. I don't support slum cities on buford hwy. I think people have a rifght to better fair housing. And should not be subject to subsatndard health and zoning codes! Calling people absurd and liars among other things can be fought equally back right at you. Problem is when you are self righteous that is all you can do is throw out the race and bigot card when it is the furthest from the truth. I suppoprt the DREAM act. I support Gay marriage equality. I think religion has no part in government I support rich people starting foundations and giving all of their money away! Even the ones I do not like or agree with! So thanks for yoru false classifications of me! Do you support the Dream Act and Gay marraige? PS: I love latinos and Jewsih Men and women! Really don't like rich boring white folks in suburubs like dekalb to be honest! But - again thx for asking, and thanks for being the truth & resaon baraometer. Blogs are free specch I could be in alaska right now and not even live in Brookhaven. Nice try on owning the interent AL GORE! PS2: I do not belong to CCC or and Brookhaven YES or No Group! So wise up!
not one of 60 June 01, 2012 at 05:30 PM
This is so maddening! All of your posts are so very nice and pleasant: actually calling out real community people by names and claiming that I am them! When this could not be farther from the truth! The level of EGO and self-righteousness & holier than thou is why I spew the commmnet sI do. I really despise most of the anti posters on here! That is the truth! Ban me for saying the truth!
"E Pluribus Unum" June 01, 2012 at 10:31 PM
60-1...hit dog yelps the loudest. Figure it out.
Eric H June 01, 2012 at 11:28 PM
That's interesting since I live in Murphey Candler and the sentiment seems to be for it. Thus the reason the majority of signs up here are for it. I have a yes sign but haven't put it out because 1. I think its too early and 2. I haven't made up my mind. Mr. Stan I agree with Deborah your comments about Ms. Imlay were totally uncalled for. I don't know you so I'll chalk it up as a mistake. But there is a certain attitude on these boards from some of these pro city posters that is unsettling. Though I got to say there are plenty of anonymous anti city folks who are annoying on here also. not one of 60 did you used to post as m? Seriously you aren't helping if its really a City of Brookhaven that you want. For the folks who say Brookhaven isn't proposing enough officers, we have more per capita than Dunwoody who seem to have police all over the place. Anyone know how many Chamblee has per capita. But not having a jail makes a difference and Chamblee and Smyrna have a jail. yes we would have a higher poverty rate than Dunwoody but they do have the huge mall area and traffic issues of the Perimeter Center area to deal with - i.e. they have a much higher daytime population than Brookhaven. Brookhaven budget does have a lot of extra space for cuts though. The parks budget is way above what's being spent now. I would say something in the middle would be fine.
pat thomas June 02, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I'm speechless - a rare event...
not one of 60 June 02, 2012 at 07:14 PM
anyways u would be a very bad profiler,i tpe fast and dont use spell check, but if yo think stealing our tax dollars is ok, stay with the anti folks. dont worry bill lowe i have no intentions of bringing more people into our overpopulated world so i can raise a protegy, that aid i too hope there are no little lowes out there for everyones sake
not one of 60 June 02, 2012 at 07:17 PM
not part of any yes or no group. just want o improve my property values so i cn leave this crappy state
not one of 60 June 02, 2012 at 07:26 PM
http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/dekalb-signs-fuel-controversy-1451119.html your tax dollars hard at wrok during deficit times. go dekalb go
not one of 60 June 02, 2012 at 07:29 PM
thanks al gore. we all know yo found and own the internet, lol. drink alot alot
Eric H June 02, 2012 at 07:38 PM
II actually would make more sense if Not on of 60 (formerly known as m) was hired by the no city group
HDM June 02, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Several antiBrookhaven posters are known to have used multiple identities
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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