Saturday, October 6, 2012
DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon wants more county residents recycling. Only 21 percent in the county do, falling well short of the 40-percent national standard.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners recently took a big step to make DeKalb County greener. Last Tuesday the board voted to eliminate the initial $30 sign-up fee for curbside recycling. It’s time for more DeKalb residents to recycle. While our county is among the leaders in recycling in metro Atlanta, still only 21 percent of the eligible households in DeKalb recycle. The county has a goal to increase recycling to 40 percent, the national standard. In addition to dropping the recycling registration fee, we’ve also established a modest marketing campaign to reach more citizens. It’s my hope that the elimination of the recycling fee is just the jump start needed for residents to get behind this. In just two days after the fee was …
Friday, September 9, 2011
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The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday, Sept. 13 on the Board of Health's recommendation to amend the county's Clean Indoor Air Ordinance. The proposed amendment bans smoking in these in businesses, parks and other facilities such as playgrounds, entrances and exits to buildings, outdoor entertainment venues and outdoor service lines, such as the line at an ATM. The proposal also decreases the number of rooms a hotel can designate for smoking from 25 percent to 10 percent. The current ordinance allows smoking at free-standing bars, adult entertainment establishments and outdoor venues, including parks.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The citizens group of district 1 expressed flood, environmental concerns
The District 1 DeKalb County Community Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to recommend the denial of Concord Fire Soccer Club's special land use permit to build a complex off Johnson Ferry Road. "This is a C-1 business going in our neighborhood," said Jean Brown, a council member. "If the neighbors don’t want them, I think they should move to another location." The council, which represents Commissioner Elaine Boyer's district, heard from Fielding Park Court resdient Fay Ann Sherris and dozens of resdients who oppose Concorde's pending application for two soccer fields, a one story 2,500 square-foot clubhouse, and 150 parking spaces in a residential district off Johnson Ferry Road. "Concord fire can find another location," said …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Do you want your tax dollars spent on catered breakfasts and lunches for DeKalb commissioners and staff?
A recent Channel 2 investigation revealed that DeKalb County commissioners spend more than $2,000 per month to provide themselves and staff with breakfast and lunch during commssion meetings. Brookhaven shoppers aren't happy with that, and think that state employees should bring their own meals to work just like they do. Checkout the community responses here on this week's Patch Asks!