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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Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Smedrick, Another tiny point of reality to remember, any 'government' attempting retribution can be called to account in court. The 'government' will, however, have a responsibility to operate in a clear and transparent fashion with full authority given to the Voters to replace them at proper intervals. You guys have really built a huge facade, I hope you are up to the task of turning it into what meets the needs of the Citizens.
Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Smedrik, Now we devolve into mythology?
HamBurger August 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Mr. Eric, the newly elected officials can do anything they want. This is why the first election is important and will be filled with Brookhaven Yes folks in all positions. Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eric H August 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Yes understood. What I meant about their flexibility is will there be viable choices presented by the committee or potential vendors bidding for contracts.
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 07:45 PM
"I would think police would be located elsewhere..."---Eric As in paving the way for an annexation of Chamblee to the still prospective City of Brookhaven and its "three minutes away" police and their parking lot?
Smedrik of the Lowerlands August 07, 2012 at 07:54 PM
I thought a bit of art would lighten the mood, Eddie. You know, that is a painting of "Doubting" Saint Thomas, who eventually came around... Y'all are a suspicious lot, really. The true reason behind the incorporation movement is . . . uh oh, the Black Helo is outside my office ... the true reason behin... they have found me, oh no!
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 08:03 PM
"Is it too late to sue for 'omit' status?" ----Eddie E. It's never too late to sue. In this case however I can see no avenue other than taking down the whole shebang, as I have long advocated, before the Supreme Court of Georgia---plus---taking certain individuals of the original C4DK committee before the Georgia State Bar. As to the Supreme Court scenario there is a multitude of possible charges including but not only, the allowance made for the conflict of interest inherent to even allowing a State Representative, Mike Jacobs, to be on a purported "citizens" committee, C4DK, and even entertain any subsequent proposal, much less referendum; while taking him also before the Georgia State Bar. While also, of course, the refusal by the State government, including our local representatives, to first and foremost remedy the electorate frrom the MxGov having and using still untold numbers of our own voter registrations form prior to any election and referendum. In one instance of MxGov officials and employees having and using our voter registrations forms at a Sam's Club purportedly in Gainesville, GA. In yet another instance, in the Monterrey Project in Dalton whose funding was approved by certain legislators too.
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 08:12 PM
"Thoughts"? Howbout the Capital City Club?
Eric H August 07, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Regarding Gov. Deal's appointments to the Commission Tom Cousins or the Imlay's may have influence on getting people on the board. I don't say that to be difficult but frankly I do think it would be best to have some level of representation on the committee if for no other reason than to increase the credibility of the product (reports) which are hopefully objectively driven recommendations. "The Georgia Historical Society and Governor Nathan Deal have picked two icons as new members of the Georgia Trustees. Tom Cousins and Andrew Young" http://www.georgiatrend.com/February-2012/The-State-Of-Civility/
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 08:18 PM
"That seems to be an important part of our community that must remain...." E Pluribus Unam The forum has already been bowlderized on that issue by the gov's troupe of puppets posting to the Patch. You really need to do a search. The Patch's engine doesn't work for commentaries. Google it using the keywords: Brookhaven, Patch, don Gabacho and ---yes--- Emancipaton Proclamation.
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 08:20 PM
"...gentrified..." ----Smedrik of the Lowerlands There's that word choice again. Hardly the word choice of a gentleman.
"E Pluribus Unum" August 07, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Smedrik ot L....what if you and the Yes folks are wrong on your city hood promises? What will you be saying? What do you think has to happen in order for us doubters to come around? Be honest.
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 08:34 PM
"No Jodi, you got the wrong entity and the short end of the voter stick. How's that 'sqeaky wheel' thing going for you?"---Smedrik of the Lowerlands Isn't "speculating on the identities of anoynmous posters prohibited"? But you must be PC. "PC as in the old sense: a "Privleged Character"
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 08:42 PM
"donG why just Mexico?"---Eric Not "just" the MxGov but also its allied Latino governments. It's called FONATUR and especially FIDECOMISO.
Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Eric, Certainly you have no illusion that 'credibility' is even a faint concern of the One Party State Supplicants do you?
Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 09:09 PM
EPU, They will follow the plan and blame President Obama!
"E Pluribus Unum" August 07, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Eddie E., of course. Our President must be at fault somehow!
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 09:35 PM
"don Gabacho my apologies but I don't know enough about an incorporation of an affiliated entity of the Mexican Government in the U.S. and/or Brookhaven."---Eric Correction: "Entity of the Mexican Government (and thus the MxGov itself)" suffices. "And not exactly sure how that effects my desire for a city that pursues sustainable development practices and is fair to all its residents."---Eric "Fair"? For the same reason that the very validity of any governance, old or new, must be founded on the sovereignty of its own elections and referendums. Similarly, the validity of the public office holders, elected or appointed, of any governance, including new, but refuse their obligation to protect and defend the Constitution of the USA; in this case, by having first remedied the electorate of a foreign power being involved in our own elections and referendums prior to any new elections and referendums; much less propose, manage, legislate and approve any new governance despite that involvement. By having held an election and referendum without first remedying the electorate of that involvement, signaling the MxGov that that government can not only continue their involvment but also continue it with impunity. Last but not least, signaling also our own public office holders, present and future, that they can ignore their first obligation of public office with impunity also.
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM
"Seriously though there is a lot of empty space in NorthEast Plaza..." ---Eric Isn't NE Plaza owned by an individual with heavy ties to the MxConsulate?
Eric H August 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Shouldn't the GA Secretary of State be addressing that?
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 09:57 PM
"Just look at the law firm that contributed to the Brookhaven Ballot Committee and you will see the law firm that will receive the contract. The are also the attorneys for several other new cities."---Hamburger Don't tell us advising and representing "other cities" like Doraville and Chamblee and their respective police departments.
don Gabacho August 07, 2012 at 10:00 PM
"Shouldn't the GA Secretary of State be addressing that?"---Eric Plus the state's inspector general offices. Been there, done that and they do worse than refuse.
Eric H August 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM
On the last two posts, annex DECA? Ownership of NorthEast Plaza? I don't know. Though I once saw Tito Bambino at Atlanta Peach and the inside that club on the southern corner of NE plaza is very fancy, though its been a while since I've been in there. I was sorry to see Mercado del Pueblo leave, think it was a victim of things like HB87 and the economy driving out some of their customer base out. And that buffet bar near the bowling alley is pretty good and I normally don't like buffet bars.
Eric H August 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
So how come no one has mentioned the orginial location of the Original Pancake house before it moved to the location where Town Sembler went? I now forget which corner it was on. Was where the Harris Teeter shopping center is?
Eric H August 07, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Or it could be fear of having someone come in and try to disrupt or undermine the process or someone from Ashford n........ And I should have said credibility to the skeptics, i mean the numbers should be what the numbers are, thus making the reports self evident. But there is history to overcome
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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