My street, Ellijay Drive, has not been paved for years. It’s full of ruts, broken asphalt, pot holes and uneven pavement. The size of the hole at the foot of my driveway is expanding at an alarming rate. Maybe I need to call “Pothole Pete” in for a fix!
Requests and petitions to the DeKalb County government have gone unheeded. Oh, one time they came down the street with spray cans of paint to mark where they would make their improvements. But that was way back in early 2011. Now those paint lines are worn off and have disappeared, much like any hope for a paving job any time soon.
Since none of the DeKalb Commissioners lives anywhere near Brookhaven, they never have to drive on our nasty old pavement.
I intend to vote YES for the new city of Brookhaven, in part because I believe local control of an issue like roads will result in a more responsive city government. It’s worked for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, and I’m confident it will work for Brookhaven too.