Brookhaven Commission Holds Final Meeting Sunday Night

One more meeting will be held before the commission formally turns over its responsibilities to the new mayor, city council.

The Brookhaven Commission will hold its final meeting Sunday night before handing over the new city's management to the new mayor and city council.

The meeting will be held at 6 pm in Gable Hall at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

The commission held a special called meeting on Friday night, but decided one more meeting was necessary before Mayor-elect J. Max Davis and the city council take over.

Davis and the city council will be sworn in on Monday night, and will hold its their first meeting afterward. The meeting will be held in Lupton Hall at Oglethorpe University.

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Chris December 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM
EPU, to answer you question, "You don't." All the negative people that you put yourself in the same box with would be best served by shutting up and staying out of the way of those interested in making the best of this opportunity. The city will succeed by the sweat of those who refuse to fail rather than griping about everything. By the way, the CVI estimate wasn't for year one. Some revenues won't come until later down the road in subsequent years.
Brookhaven4u December 09, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Chris, there is no doubt that lower taxes were promised by B’Yes, which some of our elected officials have come from. With the host credit and additional franchise fees, people in Brookhaven will be paying more in taxes under the Brookhaven city model verse the County (This is true even with the millage rate of 6.39 pre 2012 let alone the 3.41 for 2012). The CVI used an artificial low number of 53 officers for our police force. For an adequate police force, this would dictate we will face higher cost than what was budgeted. This would make an educated person concerned with the accuracy of all the other budgeted expenses in the CVI study. A big sales point for many in the community is better parks. What happens if in reality that some of the Revenue projections and/or CVI budgeted expenses turn out to be as flawed as the lower tax promise? Are you willing to underfund road & paving for better parks? Would you or any of the Hardened B’Yesers willing to settle for a police force of 53 in order to have better parks? I mean if the police force stays at 53, the effect of this will not be felt in district 1.
HamBurger December 10, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Mr. Chris, what if the folks you refer to as: “All the negative people that you put yourself in the same box with would be best served by shutting up and staying out of the way of those interested in making the best of this opportunity.” Were misguided and led astray by C$ND, Brookhaven Yes, Rep. Mike Jacobs, Rep. Tom Taylor, and Sen. Fran Millar? If our assessment of the flawed Vinson study comes to pass, will you admit it? Will you acknowledge that the city you were sold by these folks is not the city that can be supported by the Vinson study? Please pass the yellow mustard!
John Q Public December 10, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Ok. Now I'm changing my to say "Lower Taxes. Not!". Remember this. City = Higher Taxes. Less Police. Kiss my grits.
"E Pluribus Unum" December 10, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Chris, so are you saying that just because I doubt the promises made by proponents of Yes are realistic, that I am negative and I should "shut up and stay out of the way?" Chris, listen to what you are saying. Do you think I wrote the article today in the AJC? Do you think I influenced the economy in order to create a "property tax meltdown" as headlined in the AJC also? BTW, you said earlier that proponents of Yes never said taxes would decrease. Chris, again, listen to what you are saying. That was promised. Again, and again, and again. Why are you being so defensive? Are you in denial?


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