Early Voting Underway At Chamblee City Hall

Want to cast an early vote on Brookhaven cityhood? Here is the most convenient of several locations in the county.

Early voting is still taking place for the July 31 primary at various locations, the most convenient to Brookhaven being Chamblee City Hall.

The facility is home to the county's north DeKalb early voting facility, at 5468 Peachtree Road.

include the Brookhaven cityhood question.

Tim Darnell (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 02:57 PM
So I voted early today at Chamblee City Hall, and had to park over in front of the police station, because 4-5 parking spaces in front of City Hall are blocked by orange cones. I asked the receptionist at City Hall why so many spaces are blocked off during early voting, in an already small parking lot. She told me, "People who work here need a place to park." I asked, why couldn't city employees park over in front of the police station, like I did. She replied, "I know. It's a Catch-22." So my question is, should Chamblee city employees get priority parking spots during an early voting period, when citizens are coming in to vote?
HamBurger July 25, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Mr. Tim, your mistake is thinking that government is here to serve its citizens. Your experience in Chamblee is Brookhaven foreshadowed . . . Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eric H July 25, 2012 at 06:56 PM
It looked to me like the DeKalb Voting employees were using the spaces. Though admittedly they don't have many spaces there after you exclude the handicapped spots. I did wonder why the cones were there, but didn't think that much more than that, since the police lot is close and I more was admiring the nice small pocket park they've created around the parking lot. When the housing market comes back and that complex across Broad Street from the Police Station gets built that will be a great boost to that great area of Chamblee.
HamBurger July 26, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Latest polling information, based on feedback from our volunteer field network is 57.4% NO with the remainder YES or UNDECIDED. Respondents concerns with the new city in no specific order are as follows: - New city concept sold hard with confusing facts. - Out of date and incomplete data being used to promote cityhood. - Distrust of the new city promoter motives (MJ) and manner in which the cityhood concept was developed in neighborhoods around Silver Lake and north. - Lack of commercial property in new city. - Concerned petty politics will continue in new city with the select few BY folks running new city. - Distrust of Brookhaven Yes key supporters, their election to city offices, and manipulating city government for their benefit. - Do not want another layer of government. Had rather work to change existing government. - Bothered that CVI Study was not linked to HB 636 for cityhood guidance and development. - Feel cityhood issue should have required more time for development. Some respondents were very strong in stating their distrust of cityhood promoters and the short timeframe for issue vote. Special hamburger and Cheerwine?
HamBurger July 26, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I received a call from Lowe Engineering this evening. The person that called me this evening from Lowe Engineers (770) 857-8400 was none other than Mr. Jeff Kellar! Mr. Kellar was asking for my YES vote on the cityhood issue! Man, do the Brookhaven Yes folks have the interest of the citizens at heart or are they out for their own interest? Their own little political fiefdom? === Lowe Engineers $2,250.00 to Brookhaven Yes Provides services to Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Milton, and Johns Creek Hey! We are just looking for more work! Status Quo Brookhaven Yes! Please thin slice those pickles for me!
HDM July 26, 2012 at 02:12 AM
More FUD from the Burg. Brookhaven area voters will not fall for this from the DeKalb Democrat bureaucracy backers, July 31 is the beginning of Brookhaven!
HDM July 26, 2012 at 02:12 AM
NOCity Democrats: Double the money raised to try to protect their Democrat Democrat bureacracy.
Tired of HamBurger Again July 26, 2012 at 07:35 AM
NOCity Democrats: Double the money raised to try to protect their Democrat Democrat bureacracy.
Tom Reilly July 26, 2012 at 05:36 PM
"Do not want another layer of government. Had rather work to change existing government." There will be an extra LAYER of government [the City layer], but the AMOUNT of government will remain the same. "Change existing government": Yeah, good luck with that. I've been involved in seven different zoning cases involving the "Decatur Gang" over the last two and one half years, all of which had to be forcibly corrected. The current county cosmetic pretense of finally observing the rules, evidence, and constituents amounts to no more that the "lipstick on a pig" procedure--the lipstick eventually comes off but the pig remains.--Tom Reilly
HamBurger July 26, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Mr. Tom, since you are familiar with the “Decatur Gang” how do you feel about the politicos, lobbyist, and businesses getting ready to hijack Brookhaven? Please pass the yellow mustard!
GuruLikeDrucker July 26, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Hamburger. I must admit that prior to the release of the campaign contribution disclosure report I was concerned that the no city movement might actually represent the opinion of citizens that were truly concerned about the potential viability of a future City of Brookhaven. However, after taking a hard look at the financial backers of the BrookhavenNo movement it is apparent that a majority of the NoCity supporters have one of two things in common, they 1)are elitists that live in "historic Brookhaven" and believe the Brookhaven name should be held exclusively for reference to their neighborhood, or 2) are financially or politically connected to Dekalb County. With this in mind, I’m confident that, aside from the short order cook and the car mechanic that have been very vocal on this board, most average citizens will vote in support of the proposed city.
City Yes July 26, 2012 at 07:31 PM
And then Burger woke up....I hope you aren't paying someone for those poll numbers because they are way, way off.....
HDM July 26, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Our area has been treated poorly by the Dekalb Democrat bureacracy (and their NOCity thralls) for so many years, it is now time for emancipation July 31, the new beginning the City of Brookhaven!
HamBurger July 26, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Mr. Guru, the folks in the NO column have no interest in a new city and do no business with DeKalb County. The folks in the YES column are a well oiled political machine that has solicited the contributions from the businesses doing business with all of the new cities. (Remember, you are a part of this machine) Very telling is the picture of Governor Deal signing HB 636 and the folks in the picture. Folks do wonder just who some of the unrecognizable folks are. They would be surprised! As for your elitist comment, nothing could be further from the truth. The Cousins and Imlay’s are very kind and gracious people. They are extremely hospitable and generous people that got where they are from hard work and ethics. If you know anything about them they have made a difference in Atlanta. Brookhaven is being made more than what it actually is. It certainly is not Oglethorpe University and north. And, it is not Buford Highway. Geographically and historically those areas have never been known as Brookhaven, they have other names. Reading your last line I think I know who the real elitist is . . . The few times I have had dealings with folks in Historic Brookhaven they never judged me as you have. Please pass the yellow mustard!
HamBurger July 26, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Of interest . . . John Imlay - Just out of college at GA Tech, John interviewed with IBM. They offered him the job but told him if he accepted, he wouldn’t be able to wear argyle socks like the ones he had on. John quickly proceeded to take his socks off and placed them down on the interviewers desk- then walked out! IBM and others never forgot this story as Mr. Imlay rose to the top of the software world. Keynote Speaker: Tom Cousins, BBA 1952 (Terry Graduation Convocation 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqHYVAtXgWU Cheerwine and a special hamburger?
GuruLikeDrucker July 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Burger My opinion of you is not addressed anywhere in my earlier post. I do not know you and I do not care to know why you feel that it is necessary to defend yourself or the people that YOU have named. I guess it should not surprise me that you missed the point, but here it is again... summarized to help you stay focused: Of the funds provided to the NoCity initiative; almost 90% came from residents of historic Brookhaven, 7% from entities outside of the prospective city, and the remainder from other residents. I make no assumptions about the general character of the residents of historic Brookhaven, I’m familiar with the individuals that you feign a reason to defend and I agree with your assessment. But with respect to this cityhood issue, the NoCity effort is primarily funded by residents from this neighborhood. Now that we know where most of the funding is coming from, it should be evident that NoCity wouldn’t have gained much traction if they were to focus on their actual motivation for fighting the prospective City. I imagine that the slogan “Vote no because the Brookhaven name belongs to us” wouldn’t resonate very well with most, so the NoCity crowd fabricated concerns that suit their objective. As I stated earlier, the fact that 90% of NoCity’s support is coming from 1 small pocket of the prospective city gives me great confidence that this effort will have more than enough support to pass.
don Gabacho July 28, 2012 at 04:04 PM
When "the priority" is so demonstrably given over by a government to itself on even "parking spaces" rather than that government's own citizens, should it be no wonder just what priority that government is giving to citizens to vote freely, and with confidence in tallies, on an issue, in part, over its own governance? Chamblee City Hall should never have been designated a voting locale to begin with.
don Gabacho July 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
"Very telling is the picture of Governor Deal signing HB 636 and the folks in the picture." ----Hamburger Which you and Mesh should have seen forthcoming when soliciting a petition to Deal to delay (only) this so-called referendum. It appears certain that BY's legal move to sue for "conflict of interest" is to merely preëmpt any long-awaited suit, or even disbarments, for the blatant conflicts of interests amply demonstrated and pursued by certain members of C4ND, and subsequent BY, right here in the pages of Brookhaven Patch.
Sam Talliaferro July 28, 2012 at 04:51 PM
In the words of Steve Jobs: N O I S E Brookhaven will focus service delivery by re-purposing 12% of your current tax bill. Anonymous minions would like to confuse the issue with ten-penny words like proletariat, fiefdom, and foreshadowed, in just this thread. Phrases like "layers of government," and "conflict of interest," are used to discredit and diminish, regardless of what is actually happening in other newly incorporated areas. Sadly, these anonymous, continuous, and often mean-spirited voices belong to political operatives. Do your homework, go to Dunwoody and look around, ask residents, talk to Police, ask business owners, and then vote on Tuesday, July 31.


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