Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Residents in unincorporated DeKalb County currently pay $48 per year.
Want to find out more about DeKalb County's proposed $12 yearly fee hike for stormwater management? DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader is co-hosting a community meeting Thursday, May 2 regarding a proposed rate increase to improve and maintain the current storm water utility system in unincorporated DeKalb. This meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Road, Chamblee. The purpose of this meeting is to give the public an opportunity to better understand how they are impacted by our storm water systems and to consider if it makes sense to support an increase in funding. Currently unincorporated DeKalb County residents pay $48 per year, which can be found on your property tax bill. The proposed increase is…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said this week the county has reached a point where incorporations could harm essential county services.
DeKalb County has reached a "tipping point" where continued incorporations of unincorporated county land could harm the county's ability to fund essential services such as courts, elections and libraries, county CEO Burrell Ellis said this week. – services all county residents use regardless of whether they live in a city. Ellis' remarks were released in a statement to Patch, but, speaking at a community meeting in Tucker on Tuesday, he also said he understands the desire for cityhood but that historically, new cities often encounter difficulties meeting their fiscal goals, and end up having to raise taxes just to meet basic needs. "You'll still be DeKalb citizens," he said, emphasizing that new cities cannot isolate themselves from their …
Monday, June 4, 2012
In a note to residents, Jeff Rader - who represents much of Brookhaven on the DeKalb County Commission - said his office has fielded many complaints about property assessments sent to residents last week
The following letter was sent to DeKalb County residents by Commisioner Jeff Rader (District 2) on June 2, 2012. 2012 Property Assessment Notices Annual Notices of Assessment hit homeowner’s mailboxes this week, and many constituents have called expressing concern about substantial increases in their tax appraisal this year. The appraisal determines the value of property against which taxes are assessed, and are a key factor in your tax bill. I was surprised to hear this, as the DeKalb County real property tax digest overall is down by 7.8% overall this year. Our office is seeking more information from the Assessor’s office and will be responding to individual inquiries. We will also report back to the public on any patterns of …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The chair of the county's Zoning Appeals Board is retiring.
At last week's regular meeting of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader, who represents much of Brookhaven and Chamblee, presented the outgoing board chair with a proclamation. "Bonnie Jackson is the longest-serving board member - on any board - in DeKalb County," Rader said. "So on the occasion of her retirement, we have proclaimed today Bonnie Jackson Day in DeKalb County." The meeting was held on May 10.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The top headlines of the week for Feb. 6-10, 2012
Romney Makes Atlanta Campaign Stop. Hundreds Attend Atlanta Board Of Education Community Meeting. Big Turnout For Brookwood Hills March. Rader Criticizes Redistricting Process In Budget Talk. Citizens Want Jonquil Planning And Zoning Hearing. State Legislators: City Of Ashford Not Final. Atlanta PD Seeking Help In Identifying East Lake Burglar. Six Flags LCI Includes Town Center, Grocery Store. The Metamorphosis Of 750 Gresham Avenue.
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!