Saturday, December 22, 2012
The city council is also set to meet on Saturday, and Patch has the agenda for this morning's meeting.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Brookhaven City Council held a work session on Friday. Above are video highlights of the meeting. The council is also set to meet Saturday morning at 9 am. Attached to this article is an agenda for the meeting. Related Items: Busy Weekend Ahead For Brookhaven City Council
Friday, December 21, 2012
The group meets Friday and Saturday of this week.
The Brookhaven City Council kicks off the holiday weekend with a meeting on Friday at 1 pm and Saturday at 9 am. The meeting on Friday is set to be held at the so-called "Little White House" at 2536 Caldwell Road. Saturday's work session will be at the city's temporary office in Dunwoody, at 200 Ashford Center North. The agenda for Friday's meeting is attached to this article as a PDF. Some of the items on today's agenda is a preliminary look at adopting the new city's purchasing policy, as well as adopting a holiday work schedule for the city's operations and employees.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Note the meeting's new location at the GSU/Brookhaven campus on Peachtree Road.
The Brookhaven City Council is in full swing for the remainder of 2012, with a meeting set for tonight and a work session to be held on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 9 am. Originally scheduled for 7 pm at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, District 2 Councilman Jim Eyre notified constituents this morning that the meeting will be held in room 203 at the GSU/Brookhaven Campus. Here are the remaining scheduled meetings: ***** In other news, District 3 City Councilman Bates Mattison attended his first council meeting this past weekend, when the city of Brookhaven officially came into existence. Patch asked Mattison about his absences from the first two city council meetings: "Our family vacation was planned about a year ago, far in advance of the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
One local attorney thinks so and has filed a lawsuit to try to make it happen.
Attorney Jerome Lee has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to allow all DeKalb voters to be able to participate in the Brookhaven election. Lee filed the suit on Tuesday and said the move is meant to protect voting rights of African-American voters. He has also requested an emergency hearing, according to WSB-TV. WSB reported that the suit's plaintiffs include civil rights icon Joseph Lowery, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and a bloc of African-American voters. Lee and other plaintiffs worry that Brookhaven's cityhood will dilute the African-American vote in DeKalb. According to the U.S. Census, African-American people make up 54 percent of the population of DeKalb and 11 percent of the Brookhaven city population.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mayoral candidate J. Max Davis said he has accepted campaign contributions from prospective vendors, but that won't affect future decisions.
As Brookhaven marches ahead towards cityhood, the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven and its committees of volunteers are researching and compiling options of vendors to provide services the city will need. Some of those potential vendors have contributed to the campaign of mayoral candidate J. Max Davis. Davis explained that he had accepted vendor campaign contributions at the Monday mayoral forum at Oglethorpe. He was not able to tell Brookhaven Patch which vendors have contributed to his campaign. Fellow mayoral candidate Larry Danese said he turned down offers of campaign contributions from potential vendors because doing so is “totally and completely wrong.” “It just would not cross my mind to do it,” Danese told Patch. He said it …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The mayoral forum at Oglethorpe University's Lupton Hall brought a little more heat than the past mayoral debates.
The three candidates– Larry Danese, J. Max Davis and Sandy Murray- hoping to earn enough votes to become Brookhaven's first mayor took the stage again to answer questions from residents in another mayoral forum. The forum was hosted by the Brookhaven Reporter at Oglethorpe University's Lupton Hall on Monday evening. The format of the forum was just like the last mayoral forum hosted by the Ashford Park Civic Association and the Drew Valley Civic Association. Audience members could ask questions and the candidates took turns answering them. Throughout the last forum, however, the candidates would often agree with each other. This time, the candidates took a little more time to make sure Brookhaven residents could see them as three distinct …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The commission also gave updates from its committees.
The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven approved, by unanimous vote, to adopt a task order contract structure for its requests for proposals. This structure allows for the city to have a contract with several firms or vendors at once. When the city has a task that needs to be completed, it would go to those vendors under contract to see who would be able to complete the task most efficiently. Eden Freeman, assistant city manager for Sandy Springs, presented the model, which is used in her city. This structure benefits the city by allowing for constant competition among the vendors under contract to the city for services. The commission plans to issue RFPs from its 10 committees by Oct. 19. The commission's vote for this structure in no way…
Monday, October 8, 2012
There are several ways to get involved, just be specific and get ready to go to work for Brookhaven!
There are several ways to get involved in the 10 committees established by the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven. 1. Show up. You can always just show up at a meeting of the committee for which you want to volunteer. You can find announcements of these meetings here on Brookhaven Patch and on the Brookhaven Commission website, the Brookhaven Commission Facebook page and the Brookhaven Commission's Twitter feed. 2. Fill out a volunteer form. The Brookhaven Commission's website now has a form for anyone interested in volunteering. The form can be found under "volunteer registration" on the site. When filling out the form, be as specific as possible. 3. Offer input. Maybe you're not interested in volunteering for a committee, but in getting…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Mayoral Candidate Thom Shepard issued this letter about the suspension of his campaign.
Friday, October 5, 2012
On October 3rd I decided to suspend my campaign for Mayor of Brookhaven. It was not a decision I wanted to make. To understand my decision I really need to go back to why I decided to run for mayor. I participated in the election process of both Dunwoody and Chattahoochee Hills and met most of the candidates and introduced to them many of the concepts, tools and vision I have gained experience with around the country where leaders are taking their cities and rural areas towards a more sustainable vision of preservation, conservation and great walkable and bikeable urban design and development. I was frustrated during both of the elections because the candidates who seemed to understand, in my personal opinion, both the very important …
The Brookhaven mayoral candidate says he will not withdraw his name from the Nov. 6 election ballot.
Brookhaven mayoral candidate Thom Shepard said it was correctly announced Wednesday that he would be dropping out of the mayoral race, but he has now decided to suspend his campaign and remain on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Shepard told Brookhaven Patch on Thursday night that there would be more details to come, but that it's "not one thing." "It was cumulative pressure and a lot of factors," Shepard said. "It's not something I wanted to do, but felt it was necessary." He said there was a "complex aspect" to his campaign. He said Brookhaven has an opportunity to begin with new initiatives, new zoning plans and more. He wanted to make sure that decision-makers are "not just doing what Dunwoody is doing and apply that to the city." …