Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Residents received two back-to-back, automated calls late Monday afternoon and early evening, as the issue of an tax increase once again surfaces in the city.
No, we're not in the middle of an election season ... not yet, anyway. And the cityhood debate hasn't suddenly been resurrected. But you wouldn't know it from the robocalls that were burning up Brookhaven's phone lines on Monday night, as two distinctly different viewpoints of our new city were being espoused. At around 5:30 pm came a call from an unidentified female, claiming that "Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis has broken his promise to protect taxpayers by including a property tax increase in new taxes on electricity, land line phone services." The robocall also claimed that Davis' budget will raise "revenue on new taxes on utilitites, which gets passed onto us." The caller urged residents to call Davis and "nicely express your concern …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A full-blown budget controversy has erupted in the new city less than three months into its existence.
Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis is vigorously refuting a city councilman's assertion that the new city will soon face either a tax increase or cutback in services because of a budget shortfall. "It's almost like a piece of propagnda from the NoCity campaign," Davis said, referring to a Monday email from District 2 city councilman Jim Eyre. "He's making unknown assumptions that are being treated as fact. "We're not going to be raising taxes or cutting services in Brookhaven." Eyre's email said that Davis' proposed budget will result in a revenue shortfall for 2013. "The dilemma we have is that the city's revenue for 2013 is substantially lower than it will be in later years as the timing of the city start up as detailed in our City Charter …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The District 2 councilman's second town hall is set to begin at 7 pm on Wednesday night at the Briarwood Rec Center.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The city councilman is holding one town hall meeting this week and another next week.
District 2 City Councilman Jim Eyre is holding two hall meetings to hear from his constituents about the new city of Brookhaven. The first event is set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 pm at the Ashford Park recreation building located in Ashford Memorial Park, 2980 Redding Road. The second will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, also at 7 pm, in the community room at the Briarwood Recreation Center, 2235 Briarwood Way.