Thursday, December 13, 2012
The mayor and city council held their second meeting on Wednesday night.
The Brookhaven City Council held its second meeting on Wednesday night, and appointed Marie Lewis Garrett as its interim city manager. Garrett served as Johns Creek's interim city manager during that city's start up phase. The city council also contracted with Slavin Management Consultants to search for a permanent city manager. The meeting was held at St. Martin's Episcopal School.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
View the personal financial disclosure reports available for each of the four mayoral candidates.
Each of the four mayoral candidates is listed as having a personal financial disclosure report on file with the state ethics commission, formally known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. Below is information about the mayoral candidates' personal financial disclosures exactly as listed on the state ethics commission website:
Each of them has raised more than $20,000.
Mayoral candidates J. Max Davis and Sandy Murray have brought in more than $20,000 each for their campaigns, according to the most recently filed campaign contribution disclosure reports. Davis leads with $23,482, which includes the $2,718 he has loaned his campaign. Murray has loaned her campaign $3,980 during the most recent campaign filing period, which brings her total contributions to $21,210. The most recent campaign contribution disclosure report must be filed before Oct. 28 to avoid late-filing fees from the state ethics commission. Reports show that mayoral candidate Larry Danese last filed a campaign contribution disclosure report on Oct. 5. According to that report, Danese has raised $1,230 and has spent $776. He loaned $1,130 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The four mayoral candidates continued to discuss campaign contributions from potential vendors, absence of campaign disclosures and contributors to the Brookhaven YES and NO City Brookhaven campaigns.
Editor's Note: This story includes information about state ethics commission fines for each of the four mayoral candidates. Due to a filing schedule error, some of these fines (which were showing on the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission website as of this morning and even on Tuesday afternoon) have been and will be inactivated. The follow-up story can be found here. The third and final Brookhaven mayoral debate, which had several rebuttals from candidate J. Max Davis mostly, was a stark contrast to the first mayoral debate, which had no rebuttals. Like the first mayoral debate, the candidates were allowed a rebuttal any time an opponent mentioned his or her name when answering the questions posed by audience …
Other mayoral candidates weigh in on whether opposing the cityhood vote will affect the effectiveness of a mayor or council member.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Prepare your questions because you have another chance to visit and ask the mayoral and city council candidates what you need to know before you vote.
Brookhaven's mayoral and city council candidates will be available for questions at Brookhaven United Methodist Church today at 7 p.m. The last mayoral forum was Oct. 15 at Oglethorpe University. It can be seen in its entirety here. If you want to catch the first mayoral forum, which was held on Oct. 4 at Ashford Park Elementary, you can watch it in its entirety here.
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 …
In case you missed it, watch Monday's Brookhaven mayoral forum in its entirety here.
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 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 …