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Vinson Institute Declines To Update Brookhaven Study

DeKalb CEO Ellis: "I am concerned that citizens now have incorrect data."


The Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVI) has declined a request by to update its Brookhaven cityhood feasibility study using current tax digest values.

“I am concerned that citizens now have incorrect data, and I am disappointed that CVI will not adjust their revenue forecast,” Ellis said. “The feasibility study uses 2010 numbers, but the tax digest has fallen twice since then. The revenue estimates for the city of Brookhaven could be as much as 10 precent too high.”

In May, Ellis sent a letter to the CVI's local government program manager, Ted Baggett, asking for a supplement to the report that utilizes the actual proposed boundaries for the proposed city and the current tax digest. 

That request was denied as “…not feasible to complete…” prior to the July 31 referendum, according to the letter that CVI sent to Ellis.

Ellis has not gone on record as opposing the city of Brookhaven, but has urged a revamping of the system currently in place in Georgia for creating cities.

Eric H June 14, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Eddie E. If you make it a Felony to hire undocumented workers, would you also be in favor of some sort of pathway to legal status or are you instead trying to force a "voluntary" deportation of several million people (Many of whom have been here since Children) by further changing the rules midstream. BTW I didn't hear you applauding!
Eric H June 14, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Happy to Oblige E Pluribus: Why Cityhood in under 20 words. User friendly delivery of services covered, Better Parks, More sidewalks, Sustainable Land Use and Development Practices, Increased Property Values. Yea guilty on being verbose, round about in that I try to acknowledge your guys points when you make them vs. spurious attacks or snide comments. I wish people would actually respond to the point at hand more often. Oh well it is what it is. I agree Hamburger and Enuff have made some valid points. Why is Peachtree Corners more telling than the other 5 Vinson Studies? Will be interesting to see who "ponied" up for Brookhaven No ;-) (note I have no problems with legally operating clubs and believe in grandfathering if rules are changed).
HDM June 14, 2012 at 03:59 PM
More personal attacks. Why can't you stick to the issues Eddie? Personal attacks do no one any good.
HDM June 14, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I agree, the ethnicity, political leanings and other orientations of citiznes in Brookhaven will lead to a diverse, multi-cultural, world class city.
HamBurger June 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Mr. Eric, I think you are a little off with your numbers . . . Special hamburger and Cheerwine?

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