No Timetable Yet On Brookhaven Commission

An anti-cityhood group is asking for representation on the governor's commission.

While Gov. Nathan Deal has not yet appointed the commission to oversee Brookhaven's incorporation, an anti-cityhood group is petitioning for inclusion on the committee.

AshfordNeighbors.org wants the governor to appoint two members onto the commission who were opposed to Brookhaven's incorporation.

The organization's request appeared in the August 1 edition of "a:Times News," which was distributed in several Brookhaven communities this past weekend.

"Recognizing the closeness of this election requires oversight by the No side to make sure all citizens in the new city are represented," the organization said. "Since this vote was so close, we want two No-City group people to be appointed by you to give us equal representation on the five-member commission to form the city."

The legislation creating the Brookhaven cityhood vote stipulates that . Those recommendations will be passed onto the mayor and city council, who will be elected on Nov. 6.

Deal spokesperson Stephanie Mayfield said the governor has until Sept. 1 to appoint the commission, and has not made the appointments yet. She added she was unsure of when the governor would announce the appointments.

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Eric H August 07, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Blame Canada
Jack of Kings August 07, 2012 at 10:16 PM
I agree that members of the NOCITY group should be included-- not by petition--but by getting someone (s) that can CONTRIBUTE to the success of the new city. That is up to the Governor and his advisors to decide. I am sure they will factor in opposition representatives that are not so "invested" in seeing the city struggle. The goal is success measured by fairness and overall satisfaction of the public at large. jmho
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 10:36 PM
"So how come no one has mentioned the orginial location of the Original Pancake house..." ---Eric Or the Shoney's Fat Boy? Could it be that those places are irrelevent? In any event, they were all between, going south, the package store and Hastings. I recall because, in high school, going southward, though underage, crammed in a souped-up 56 or 57 Chevy or Ford tuned to the Top-40, on Friday and Saturday nights, first stop being in front of the package store where fellows from Lynwood Park would, for the price of a pack of cigarettes (35 cents) plus cost, get us a bottle of malt licquor each. That's when the strip (through all the pine woods) extended from the Dairy Queen in Norcross just past the Doraville City limit, to the package store, the Shoney's rear drive in area to the Varisty and back---and forth---and back---and forth with a very occasional side trip to Sally Witche's. For snipe hunting. Of course that's when gasoline could be as cheap as 13 cents a gallon when, every three months or so, for about a week there'd be gas war. And that's of course when, if anyone insisted on drag racing, either of Doraville's two cops (one daytime and one nightime) would tell us: "If you want to get yourself killed, don't involve others in the risk. Go to (the then unfinished) perimeter."
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 10:56 PM
"Nor is resistance futile!"---Eddie E. Damned dangeous though.
Thomas T Telford August 08, 2012 at 01:28 AM


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