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Should BrookhavenYES Officials Seek Public Office?

Patch wants to know your opinion.


During , an item came up for discussion that has been a frequent topic for debate.

During the chat, BrookhavenYES president J. Max Davis was repeatedly asked about his political future, if any, should cityhood pass on July 31. While he said he has not decided to run for mayor or any public office, he also clarified that BrookhavenYES board members can seek municipal office if they choose.

On Tuesday, Davis clarified the matter further for Patch.

"Nothing in our BrookhavenYES by-laws says we cannot run," he said. "We just can't politic while board members or use our board position in any way to promote or even talk about a personal run for office. The only people barred from running are current members of the Georgia legislature."

So, if Brookhaven cityhood passes, any of the officers or board members of BrookhavenYES could run for city council or mayor.

Does this affect your opinion on the pros and cons of cityhood? Do you believe BrookhavenYES officials should be allowed to run for office, or should each member of the organization's leadership agree to recuse themselves from seeking an elective position?

Take our Patch poll and post your comments.

HDM June 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
For the NoNos to try to use FUD and scare tactics on the voting public is incomprehensible.
HamBurger June 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Mr. Grieg, what a great video! Dean, Dean, the F. U. D machine! Would you like some more thin sliced onions?
HamBurger June 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Looks like Peachtree Corners has some continuing issues . . . This is my favorite comment: "Start up costs were not included in the CVI," said Mason which he pointed out explained part of the increase in the budget. Other items including setting aside money for legal expenses, were another of many items not figured in to the CVI study. "Everybody sues a new city," said Mason in explaining the $131,000 for legal fees outlined in the budget. http://peachtreecorners.patch.com/articles/city-council-budget-meeting Surely, in the absence of Rep. Mike Jacobs, Mr. Eric has an answer for this FUBAR . . . Or, as our beloved Mr. Dean would say, FUD . . . Rep Jacobs, where are you? Special hamburger anyone?
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM
True, funny how anyone "non connected" would support being taxed for no gain! I know we are in the South but really? Truth is stranger than fiction, extra cheez whiz! The No peeps 10 strong, 5 deep!
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Peactree corners is a slum suburb as in most people don't want the old McMansion model anymore. They want live work play, Buford hwy will redevelop nicely with light rail divided landscape medians and much greater tax base! Loves the mighty dollar!
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/architecture/2011/05/the_death_of_the_mcmansion.html
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 12:53 AM
http://www.traffictruth.net/index.php/2012/06/citizen-contribution-t-splost-the-false-dilemma/
Eric H June 28, 2012 at 04:25 AM
CVI has a legal budget and start up cost for the City of Brookhaven. And a $100,000 call center for a city that was supposed to have a $800,000 start up cost? or a $30,000 moving expense and $25,000 401k contribution for a city manager of a $800,000 city? sounds like that city should have a part time temp for city manager. Come on what's going on in PC can't be used to discredit the CVI for Brookhaven. Though it is proof to not put too high a millage rate in the Charter because the first folks in will soak it up. Sort of like the school board.
GuruLikeDrucker June 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Eddie E. Fortunately for us you don't live in the proposed city limits and you wont be voting on this issue.
Grieg Ericsson June 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Clayton, PLEASE DO ride your bike down the center of Peachtree.
Eddie E. June 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Opposed City Yes, You know full well what I am talking about. I just hope you guys heads don't explode when you see just HOW BADLY you lose.
Eddie E. June 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Eric, Odd that you didn't assign a figure for the 'legal budget'. It would barely pay for a city attorney and would be absorbed with the first (of many likely) challenges. Another example of grand, misplaced hubris. Let's get to August first so the entire Opposed City will just be a bad memory.
Eddie E. June 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I'm having flashbacks of Lester Maddox on the Capitol steps.
Eddie E. June 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Dean, As stated before: I fear nothing. I am certain this is a stupid and vain idea. I doubt the supporters of the Opposed City will stop whining when the are trounced.
HamBurger June 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Mr. Eric, the point is there seems to be a colossal disconnect between: 1 – The Peachtree Corners Vinson study. 2 – The expectations of the citizens. 3 – The desires of the PC YES/elected officials. The results are that the Peachtree Corners citizenry is infuriated with what is little more than a glorified HOA gone awry. Not that the Vinson study for Brookhaven matters as it relates to HB 636, but it is not a complete, updated study. The folks foisting this new city idea upon us are playing their hand very close the vest just like they have since its inception. Additionally, we have absolutely no knowledge of just who will be running for elected office to guide this new city until it is passed. Let’s not kid ourselves, there seems to be a lot of folks all over that are not interested in this new city. And, where is Rep. Mike Jacobs? He has been curiously absent in recent weeks. Man! What a wonderful day for special hamburgers!
Eddie E. June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Guru, Proof that you are wrong about more than just the Opposed City!
Grieg Ericsson June 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Dreams can come true. http://goo.gl/TUAYQ
HamBurger June 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Little known fact, Neal Boortz was his speech writer . . . Clayton, don’t forget your helmet! Pass the yellow mustard!
Grieg Ericsson June 28, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Eric, Get some sleep bro. :)
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Corrupt elections...no suprise in Dekalb!
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 01:34 PM
http://www.ajc.com/news/fulton-its-cities-prepare-1466105.html
Grieg Ericsson June 28, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Clayton, Just in case you are confused, we live in DeKalb County. Not Fulton County. FYI.
don Gabacho June 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
"Nothing in our BrookhavenYES by-laws says we cannot run"...The only people barred from running are current members of the Georgia legislature." ----J. Max Davis Incredible! It is BrookhavenYes' "By-Laws" that rules! "The only people barred to run by BrookhavenYes' rules," "members of the Georgia legislature, are those who should have been barred from being members of BrookhavenYes to begin with. In regard to BrookhavenYes member-lawyers (be they consgressman also or not), isn't it high time to find out just what the "rules" of the Georgia Bar Association must be?
Grieg Ericsson June 28, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Clayton, Is BrookhavenYes planning a corrupt election?
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 03:06 PM
All counties should divide sales taxes equitably amongst its users...IDOIT! Or would you rather all of the Brookhaven tax money FLOW South...dumb da dumb dumb dumb!
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Dekalb County controls the Worker Bee minion counters! Expecting, corruption there, YES. What I am for is in independent outsider evaluation of the vote. Can you stand the heat of honesty: you NO loser's cannot!
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Sorry but less money for you NOers to mis-use! Roger...Greg et al!
Roger That July 02, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Hey, I'm just sick of crossing I-85 and squirming down Clairmont to get to Jury Duty, OK?
HamBurger July 02, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Mr. Roger That (Clayton), you will have to continue to go to Decatur for jury duty. However, traffic court will be at the old Harris Teeter/Kroger location! You will be spending less on gas to pay those city funding fines! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Roger That July 03, 2012 at 06:09 AM
@Burgerman I don't know who you think I am, but I'm not "Clayton" whomever that might be. Stop being so damn pretentious and learn how to cook real meat..... steak. Burgers are for dogs.

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