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Major Decisions Face The Brookhaven Commission

The group is meeting tonight and Thursday night to determine its future course of actions.


Gov. Nathan Deal's Brookhaven Commission has called a special meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 pm, to formally adopt its report that will be presented to the mayor and city council.

The meeting will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal School.

The legislation creating the commission mandates that the committee adopt its formal recommendations one day after the Nov. 6 general election.

The commission’s report is a compilation of the work the commission and its 10 committees have completed over the past two months. It is required to be handed over to the new mayor and city council the day after they are elected.

On Thursday night, during its regularly scheduled 8 pm meeting, the commission will decide whether it needs to continue to meet, now that the general election has been held. With runoffs in the mayor's race and three of four city council races, the group may decide it has more work to do.

Thursday night's meeting will also be held at St. Martin's.

Booyah November 07, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I'm only suggesting that the Commission cannot fulfill it's legal requirement to deliver the information unless the City has a quorum. They most certainly can and should share the information with him.
Brookhaven Maven November 08, 2012 at 01:24 AM
AR @ 6:34pm -- And I'm just saying there is no legal requirement for a quorum for them to deliver the information. What is your source that there is such a requirement? -- The Maven
Booyah November 08, 2012 at 02:29 AM
HB 636 states that the Commission shall deliver it's report to the City Council not to a councilman. The commission's attorney will decide what is appropriate not you and not me.
Kim Gokce November 08, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Great point of discussion. I'm not a lawyer but I think the point that drove us to deliver the "interim" report to Mr. Eyre was the phrase, "Such report shall be made public via the Internet on the day immediately following the general election date ..." ... for whatever gray areas exist elsewhere, this point about date of delivery is clear. Also, a quick FYI, the Commission canceled it's meeting for tomorrow night but will resume Thursdays at St. Martin's next week on the 15th as per our calendar at http://www.BrookhavenCommission.com. For any brave souls who want to review the Charter, it is on our homepage or you can link to: http://ubuntuone.com/6H7v62G8TCWdqW31rXkjyQ. The language about the report is around page 40. Thanks for staying engaged in the process and please expect a more robust report to be personally delivered to every duly elected official after Dec. 4!
Brookhaven Maven November 08, 2012 at 03:32 PM
To AR @ 10:04pm -- It's moot now, since the Commission has made a decision, but for all intents and purposes, Jim Eyre, being the only elected Councilman, IS the City Council. Your twisting the meaning and applying your own semantics is not useful in this case. -- The Maven

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