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Brookhaven Commission Cancels Thursday Night Meeting

The commission's chair says final recommendations to the new mayor, city council could be made as soon as tomorrow night.


The Governor's Brookhaven Commission has cancelled its regular meeting set for tonight, and may call a special meeting as soon as tomorrow night to finalize its recommendations to the new mayor and city council elected earlier this week.

Commission chair Ben Vinson made the announcement around 3 pm Thursday afternoon.

"We are canceling our regular meeting for tonight, and will instead focus on completing the evaluation process such that we can make final recommendations to the council members and thus carry out the transition," Vinson said in a statement.

"My intention is that we will hold a special called meeting - maybe even tomorrow night - to adopt our final recommendations and take official action to deliver to the council members."

The Brookhaven Commission was set up by Gov. Nathan Deal after Brookhaven voted to incorporate, and has been compiling information to present to the mayor and city council regarding office space recommendations and candidates to fill the city's personnel needs.

Related Items:

Patch's Complete Guide To Brookhaven Incorporation.

don Gabacho December 06, 2012 at 08:16 PM
"Brookhaven Commission Cancels Thursday Night Meeting" No surprise there. Given the citizens of what has become this City of Brookhaven having been cancelled before the City's even existing. "The Brookhaven Commission was set up by Gov. Nathan Deal..."
Andy Peters December 06, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Many thanks to chairman Ben Vinson and the rest of the Commission members for volunteering their time. Your service is much appreciated by the new City of Brookhaven!
"E Pluribus Unum" December 07, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Not sure how I feel about this. Since we are trying to get the new city off the ground, build transparency and trust, I would have advised folks continue with the regular meeting, give an update on what will be coming down the pipe, and advertise the next meeting, even if only a day out. I am not sure what 24 hours gets the Commission, but this beginning pattern of "special called" meetings hits me the wrong way. I am not saying there aren't good reasons for doing it, but try and do things within the given framework of regularly scheduled meetings. Folks who might have been able to make the original meeting date might not be able to make the "special called" meeting date. FWIW
Eddie E. December 07, 2012 at 04:42 AM
So the super-secret budget is put off for yet another day. Nothing left to hide, give everybody the Christmas Present they never wanted!

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