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Deal Signs HB 636 (Video)

President of Brookhaven Yes describes his feeling as he watched the Governor sign the Brookhaven Cityhood Bill.

Gov. Nathan Deal signs HB 636 in his office Monday at 2 p.m. in front of a small group of staff, supporters and reporters.

J. Max Davis, president of Brookhaven YES, described the event as "exhilarating", but said, "there is still more work ahead."

Bill Lowe April 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM
This is funny. I knew it was a photo opportunity.
Bill Lowe April 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM
"Ok, it's done." (Now get the **** out.) Heh. Someone wanted to get their little hands on that signed paper like it was the last bit of smack in the known universe. I really wish that 12 people could get together and create some really meaningful laws that the governor could sign that would: Impose term limits on elected officials, Limit benefits of elected officials to only apply while they are in office, Limit gifts from lobbyists and even campaign finances. Lots of laws could be created, but that might be detrimental to being a politician. Of course, making a city might be detrimental to quite a few peoples future if it does not work out very well. Better get those signs out in the yards, and go door to door like a Saturday morning religion peddler. 9/10 of the peeps I have visited within the new city are not too keen on it.
HamBurger April 17, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Mr. Bill, here is an interesting piece from The Other Dunwoody . . . Brookhaven: Smarter Than We Think They Are http://tinyurl.com/d7j6wxd Man, could you put some more thin sliced onions on that hamburger?
Phillip McKrevis April 17, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I know I keep saying this but the ashfordneighbors.org folks have done a great job on their new site. Some light reading I just found there, the Dunwoody 2012 Budget. Of particular note, read page 4. This has become the best source for factual and fact cnecked information. Good for you Laurenthia. Food for you. Now let's just keep it up. Ok?
HamBurger April 18, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Mr. Phillip, did you see the Colonel’s post regarding all the confusion the C4ND folks had regarding their flawed Vinson study when confronted with hard questions about specific issues relating to Rep. Jacobs new city? Here is a link to ashfordneighbors.org. Click on the link at the bottom of Ms. Mesh’s response to read the e-mails of the confused new city C4ND folks trying to figure out the flawed Vinson study they paid for and are pushing on the rest of us: http://ashfordneighbors.org/index.html Here is my comment after reading this interesting chain of e-mails: Mr. Colonel, what is this “above my pay grade” BS? You mean we actually have Ms. Williams, pushing a city for Rep. Mike Jacobs, who is the wife of Mr. Dick Williams, who is pushing the new city on his Sunday news program for Rep. Mike Jacobs and they are clueless regarding the flawed Vinson study? So much so that they have to contact Mr. Baggett with Vinson to interpret a study that they do not completely understand to push a new city? Is this a WTF moment or what? Mr. Stan, give us some assistance here! Amazing . . . Simply amazing . . . Supposedly intelligent people not understanding the flawed Vinson study they paid for and are pushing on the rest of us. Hold on, the hamburgers can wait for a while . . . This needs to be studied! Is it me? Or is there something rotten in an area they want to incorporate into a new city of Brookhaven?
HamBurger April 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM
TOD has some interesting comments on the mouthpiece for the Brookhaven Yes folks, enjoy. Dunwoody Fan Rag Taking It Home http://tinyurl.com/cnwnpx7 Those are some of the best thin sliced pickles I have ever eaten!
HamBurger April 19, 2012 at 08:10 PM
TOD has some interesting comments on the mouthpiece for the Brookhaven Yes folks, enjoy. Dunwoody Fan Rag Taking It Home http://tinyurl.com/cnwnpx7 Those are some of the best thin sliced pickles I have ever eaten!
Max April 20, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Here's a more fact based commentary on allegations of corruption in DeKalb County: http://dekalbofficersspeak.blogspot.com/2012/04/same-song-and-dance.html
Tom April 20, 2012 at 08:21 PM
This is another reason to VOTE NO JULY 31.
HamBurger April 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Just curious, has Ms. Rebecca Chase Williams ever responded to Ms. Mesh’s e-mail posted on Ashfordneighbors.org? Has she elected to respond in her own newspaper? I hear that the initial folks that run for elected office in these new cities are part of the crowd that were hell bent on their formation. So we have a group of folks pushing a new city so that once the city is formed they can push their own agenda once elected to office? I understand in Dunwoody folks have to keep a close eye on some of their elected folks. Yeah baby! That grill is almost ready for the hamburgers!
Stan April 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM
How ungrateful. Two people volunteer their time in service of the community interest and instead of offering appreciation, people sit at a computer and rake them over the coals. They were both appointed by Elaine Boyer, the elected official. If you don't like the recommendations they make, take it out on Commissioner Boyer, not the volunteers.
HamBurger April 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Mr. Stan, their volunteer service is appreciated. However, instead of pushing so hard with you for a new city, why did they not, along with the rest of the C4ND members, make efforts to change our existing county government? Ms. Rebecca Chase Williams has a newspaper that she could have used to organize north DeKalb citizens to make county changes through. Mr. Dick has a TV program that he could have subtly used to encourage county government change. Both of these fine citizens missing in action regarding this matter along with Rep. Jacobs and Rep. Tom Taylor. Why? I am not ungrateful, I am angry! And I am not the only one! How utterly selfish of the C4ND crowd and elected officials that did not make one effort to make changes to the government currently in place! Yeah . . . Pull them hamburgers off now, they are nice and medium rare!
the Colonel April 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM
ATTENTION LT. STAN - BEGINNING TRANSMISSION: Confusing raking over coals with genuine public discourse. Prognosis grim. Political appointment by elected official is not volunteer. Their unpopularity might be contagious. Over.
Jack of Kings April 21, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Oh, please. This sanctimonious carping about not trying to change the government system in Dekalb is getting pretty old. I do not care if you like Hamburger or not. We have tried to change the CEO system of goverrnment. Dekalb is the--drumroll please--ONLY county in Georgia that has this inefficient form of government. And Dekalb consistently ranks low on worker per capita ratios etc. Vote in July and stop the inncessantt whining that people are being given to say YAY or NAY. I will not try to deny your vote---so do not try to deny mine.
the Colonel April 21, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Dr. Phil - NEG-A-TORY on said carping. Put on your thinking cap son and read your own post. MAJOR contradiction. Example: "Oh, please." = whining END TRANSMISSION.
HamBurger April 21, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Mr. Phil, respectfully, your comment about “sanctimonious carping about not trying to change the government system in DeKalb is getting pretty old” is amusing. There has been no concentrated effort by C4ND, Brookhaven Yes, related members of these organizations, Rep. Jacobs, Rep Taylor, Sen. Fran Millar, and the mayors that I have seen at the various pro city meetings from Dunwoody, Chamblee and Decatur to use their influence to make changes in DeKalb County government. They saved it all for their push for a new city. Furthermore, any new city remains tied to the DeKalb County School System that has serious problems of its own. This same crowd has done nothing to demand changes in DCSS. Send your children to private school or not as Williams & Co. elected to do (do not blame them), you still have the burden of taxation for public schools. The aforementioned pro-city bunch has completely ignored this issue. Have your vote, but do not give the rest of us this “sanctimonious carping” crap because you and C4ND, Brookhaven Yes, related members of these organizations, Rep. Jacobs, Rep Taylor, Sen. Fran Millar, and the mayors that I have seen at the various pro city meetings from Dunwoody, Chamblee and Decatur have done absolutely nothing to change DeKalb County government. Spam for you Mr. Phil, spam . . . With no yellow mustard . . .
Jack of Kings April 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM
HamBurger. Have you seen how many posts you put up on this site? Talk about spam. The only way to get Decatur to realize they HAVE to cut costs is when they have "competition" of sorts with more local representation and more outsourcing to get some services. Some of the Dekalb commissioners are very alarmed that Burrell Ellis has not even started to make contingency plans should Brookhaven become a city. Sure does not give me that "warm and fuzzy" feeling on competence and making hard decisions. That is my opinion. And I will vote in July with that opinion in mind. Contrary to YOUR opinion that I should not get to vote at all in July. Try taking a vacation from posting awhile,HB. Do you realize how quickly you fill up people's e-mail boxes if you opt to receive comments? And pass the mustard, please.
HamBurger April 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Mr. Phil, well . . . Since I am not making any headway with you regarding no new city, have you learned a thing or three about hamburgers? This is one of the reasons why I am so disappointed that the folks backing C4ND, Brookhaven Yes, and Reps. Jacobs, Taylor, and Sen. Millar did not try to use their influence to organize a group to eliminate the CEO style of government that we have. Please pass those thin sliced onions and pickles!
Jack of Kings April 23, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Hey, I got a great idea. Let's see if the voters want a City of Brookhaven. And if it doesn't pass, the voters have spoken. And if they turn it down, the voters have spoken. What a great idea. But then what would some posters do in their spare time? Perhaps write conspiracy books.
HamBurger April 23, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Mr. Phil, did you see this on Drudge? This is just one reason why Mr. Hamburger has to remain vigilant with regard to maintaining Mr. Hamburger’s standards . . . http://tinyurl.com/7bupw4d WTF???
HamBurger April 23, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Mr. Phil, possibly put up political candidates that are not so full of bullshit that they pull stunts like Rep. Mike Jacobs? Just say’ in . . .
don Gabacho April 23, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Boyer, like Jacobs and a slew of others are only proxies.
HamBurger April 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Ms. Rebecca Chase Williams . . . Did she ever respond to Ms. Mesh’s response to her article on her husband’s paper, The Crier? http://ashfordneighbors.org/reponsetocrier.html Please pass the yellow mustard!

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