Friday, November 4, 2011
On the ballot for Nov. 8: Sunday sales, school sales tax referendum, one Decatur School Board seat, Avondale Estates mayorship and two Avondale commission seats.
Today is the last day for early voting in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, elections. To vote early, a registered voter has to go in person to the DeKalb County Department Elections Office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur, 30032. The hours to vote are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters in Decatur and Avondale Estates will be voting in two referendums: Sunday sales of alcohol and the education sales tax, also known as the education SPLOST (special local option sales tax). In Decatur, voters will be electing a new city school board member. Peg Bumgardner or Garrett Goebel will replace John Ahman, who currently represents District 1, Post B. He is not seeking re-election. All the other Decatur candidates are uncontested. That means these Decatur city…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
"Write, call or email The Department of Justice and let them know that these maps, deeply divide communities of interest, dilute local delegations and the process was neither open or transparent."
Thursday, November 3, 2011
By Jan Selman Dear Friends, Neighbors, & Colleagues: Admittedly, redistricting is a wonkish subject, not very sexy, and really flying under the radar for most of us. It is, however, extremely important. Your ability to elect someone who represents you – for the next ten years until the next redistricting – is endangered by the new maps. How? By setting up districts that make it nigh impossible to have a real choice of candidates in the voting booth. There are also critical ethnic and gender manipulations with the new redistricting maps. Please take a minute and read the attachment. If you are in agreement, I'm asking you to do three easy things: 1) Forward this email to those in your address book that you think would be …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 17-21, 2011
Hundreds Line Streets To Salute Hero's Return Home. Early Voting Opens For Nov. 8 Election. Smyrna City Council Candidate's Signs Vandalized. Walkers Battle Breast Cancer. Dunwoody Chamber Of Commerce Candidates Forum. Police: Plane Crash Was 'Nothing Short Of Miraculous.' Your Photos Could Make Your Kids A Halloween Star!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
City commission approves almost $40,000 in additional expenditures
The Decatur City Commission has approved spending almost $40,000 to bring 17 school crossings and intersections into compliance with federal recommendations. The vote came during Monday night’s regular meeting at Decatur City Hall. The expenditure is part of a contract the city has with Ohmshiv Construction to repair and install sidewalks as part of an overall sidewalk improvement program. The original contract with the company was for $429,000. The added expenditure of $39,300 brings the contract’s total amount to $468,300. “During our current construction effort, areas have been identified which we would like to include in this contract to address concerns during our ‘Safe Routes to School’ route assessments,” Assistant City Manager …