February 23, 2015
Ask for County Reform!
Bills have been dropped in the legislation for hard fought reforms to the county government in the areas of ethics, auditing, and county purchasing. There are individuals attempting to counter these best-practices solutions for political reasons and dilute their effectiveness. Voice your opinion today to help move these through into law!
Kathie Gannon Explains and Template Letter
COVE Report “Demand Good Governance Today!”
There is still an opportunity to write the three State representatives who have great influence over the outcome of city legislation. These are Ed Rynders, John Meadows, and David Ralston. Click for more
From Carl Lange
Last week Wendy Christopher posted an urgent alert about the downed tree on Houston Mill and resulting traffic blockage. An automated alert went to all VE Nextdoor users, saving me the hassle as I was about to drive down Houston Mill. Thanks Wendy!
Giselle Martin posted about a suspicious door to door person in VE. Rapid replies resulted in a call to the police as well as a determination of the person’s intent. Thanks Giselle!
DeKalb Police have been posting regularly about arrests in the county on Nextdoor to our neighborhood.
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“Cityhood & Annexation: Just the Facts” Meeting Cancelled
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and Leadership DeKalb meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning has been cancelled in anticipation of poor weather. The meeting has not been rescheduled.
COVE Membership Dues
Look soon for the annual membership dues notifications coming to Victoria Estates residents. If you’re not already a member, please join! For those who have already renewed, thanks!
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Cityhood/County Initiative Links
Seeking comprehensive solutions as big as our problems. Governmental transparency is a must. Citizens’ voices count.
DeKalb Strong supports a moratorium on city hood and annexation proposals in DeKalb County to give citizens time to participate in a deliberative, comprehensive, and equitable process for improving DeKalb County governance.
LaVista Hills Yes
LakesideYES and the City of Briarcliff Initiative have collaborated to create a one-city solution for our area of North/Central DeKalb County.
Together in Atlanta
Together in Atlanta is a grassroots effort by neighbors who are seeking annexation into the City of Atlanta.