Friday, October 5, 2012
The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven met Thursday night and gave progress reports from each of its 10 committees.
In addition to approving a standing meeting time and place– every Thursday, except Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal School, the Governor's Commisison on Brookhaven provided progress updates from each of its 10 committees. Also during the meeting, Vinson announced the two candidate training sessions to be hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association on Oct. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and on Oct. 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Both commission members JD Clockadale and Jed Beardsley were absent from the meeting. Committee Co-Chair Charlie Robertson sat in for Clockadale during the meeting.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The entirety of Brookhaven's inaugural mayoral candidate forum is posted here in three separate parts.
On Wednesday, the Ashford Park Civic Association and the Drew Valley Civic Association hosted Brookhaven's first ever mayoral candidate forum. View it in its entirety here. Note: The video is posted in three parts. Chamblee Councilman Tom Hogan moderated the forum.
The commission will also hear progress reports from committee co-chairs.
The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven will hold its fifth meeting tonight at St. Martin's Episcopal School at 8 p.m. The agenda includes progress reports from committee co-chairs and an announcement of candidate training sessions. Commission Chairman Ben Vinson has coordinated the candidate training sessions, which is required of each new city in Georgia by law. An agenda for tonight's meeting is attached to this article.
The Public Works committee is scheduled to meet today at 6 p.m.
The Public Works Committee of the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven meets today at 6 p.m. at the commission headquarters at 2536 Caldwell Road. This is the committee's first meeting. The public is invited to attend and interested members can still volunteer to participate. A copy of the meeting's agenda is attached to this article.
Brookhaven's very first mayoral candidate forum went out without a hitch last night.
Brookhaven's first ever mayoral debate concluded on Wednesday night before 9 p.m. without a single rebuttal. The forum, hosted by the Ashford Park Civic Association and the Drew Valley Civic Association, took place at Ashford Park Elementary at 7 p.m. Wednesday. About 70 people attended the event and about a dozen of them asked questions of the candidates. The three candidates– Larry Danese, J. Max Davis and Sandy Murray–were permitted to offer a rebuttal if another candidate mentioned them by name during a response to any question. However, that never happened and in fact, the candidates often found points on which to agree. "I thought it went really well," said Erica Mymudes, treasurer for the APCA. "I was happy there were no personal …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Murphey Candler Homeowners' Association will host the forum.
Brookhaven residents in City Council District 1 will have a chance to ask the candidates questions directly affecting their neighborhood at a forum on Oct. 15. The forum, hosted by the Murphey Candler Homeowners' Association, will be held at the Cross & Crown Lutheran Church from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Confirmed participants include: Candidate Michelle Conlon had not confirmed participation as of Sept. 27. Mark Winne, a WSB-TV reporter and Murphy Candler resident will moderate the forum.
The Ashford Park Civic Association and the Drew Valley Civic Association hosted a District 2 City Council candidate forum on Thursday. You can view it in its entirety here.
On Thursday, the Ashford Park Civic Association and the Drew Valley Civic Association hosted a District 2 candidate forum. View it in its entirety here. Note: The video is posted in three parts. The two civic associations are teaming up again to host a mayoral candidate forum Wednesday at 7 to 9 p.m. at Ashford Park Elementary at 2968 Cravenridge Drive. Chamblee Councilman Tom Hogan will moderate the forum.
The Planning, Zoning & Municipal Code Committee of the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven is scheduled to meet today at 5 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal School.
The Planning, Zoning & Municipal Code Committee of the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven meets today at 5 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Middle School atrium at 3116-A Ashford Dunwoody Road. The announcement for the meeting was emailed to Patch at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday. This is the committee's first meeting. The public is invited to attend and interested members can still volunteer to participate. A copy of the meeting's agenda is attached to this article.
The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven's police committee is not accepting applications or resumes for police chief or police officer candidates.
The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven's police committee decided last week not to accept any resumes or applications from those hoping to become the city's next police chief or from anyone hoping just to be on the force. JD Clockadale, the commission member who co-chairs the police committee said, “We are not going to take resumes and make a mistake where a resume wasn’t passed along and someone didn’t get a fair shot at being Chief of Police. Anyone who has will need to resubmit once the job posting for the Chief of Police has been officially announced.” The announcement to not accept resumes is a safety precaution for both the committee members and the applicants. This way, no resumes are lost along the way or are mistakenly forgotten…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Various numbers have been thrown out, but how many police officers are needed to serve and protect the City of Brookhaven?
The City of Brookhaven is estimated to have a population of about 50,000. So how many police officers does it need in its own police department? Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult, the expert member of the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven's Police Committee, said he estimates that Brookhaven will need to begin with about 50 to 58 police officers. Sult explained that population of an area is not the sole factor to consider when determining the size of a police department. The square miles of the area served, along with the average calls for service and crime rates and type of crimes should also be considered. No matter how many officers Brookhaven hires initially, Sult stressed that it's important to not "overhire." “It’s easier to (…