Posts tagged with "DeKalb County Commission"

Debate planned for District 4 runoff between Sutton and Bradshaw

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2016

There’s a debate planned ahead of the July 26 runoff election between Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and Steve Bradshaw. The debate will be held on Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. It will be held at New Bethel AME Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, Lithonia, GA 30058. The debate will be hosted by the Lambda […]

Commissioner Sutton accuses opponent of trying to ‘hide’ his white wife

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 1, 2016

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton has given her first public comment on a racially-charged mailer she sent before the May 24 primary. Sutton lost to Steve Bradshaw, but he did not earn enough votes to win the seat outright. They will meet in a runoff on July 26. The mailer includes a picture of […]

State Rep. Scott Holcomb introduces legislation to abolish DeKalb County CEO position

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 9, 2016

State Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, has introduced a bill that would eliminate the DeKalb County CEO position in favor of electing a County Commission chairperson and appointing a county manager. “[The bill] was presented to the DeKalb delegation [Monday] and assigned to committee,” Holcomb told Decaturish. “It begins the conversation about changing the form of […]

DeKalb filing lawsuit to cleanup Brannon Hill Condominium Complex

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 26, 2016

After months of pressure from residents and members of the community, DeKalb County is taking steps to clean up the Brannon Hill Condominium Complex. Brannon Hill Condominium Complex residents in DeKalb County are desperate for help in cleaning up their Clarkston neighborhood where burned out buildings, piles of trash and debris, open drug deals and violence […]

DeKalb Commissioners grill employees about water woes

Posted by Dena Mellick August 4, 2015

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor DeKalb County commissioners grilled county employees about the fire hydrant break that left people and businesses with low or no water pressure over a five-day period. Three employees spoke at a commission meeting Tuesday, August 4, taking commissioners and the public through a PowerPoint presentation of what exactly happened from Thursday, July […]

DeKalb Commissioners will hear report on water main break

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2015

The DeKalb County Commission will receive a briefing this Tuesday, Aug. 4, about a July 23 water main break that disrupted water service for thousands of county residents. Commissioners are expected to hear an “Emergency Response Report” about the incident, according to the meeting agenda. County spokesperson Burke Brennan said there will be a document […]

Some taxes for city residents would increase under DeKalb County’s budget proposal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 14, 2015

Some arcane budgeting concepts have crept into DeKalb County’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal, and the result is higher taxes for residents of the county’s cities. But the county’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer Jay Vinicki says the flip side of that is those same residents saw a tax cut in Fiscal Year 2014. For example: Atlanta’s county […]

Citizens group calls for DeKalb reforms

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 16, 2014

A local citizens group is calling for major reforms to DeKalb County’s government in light of recent ethics scandals that have led to the resignation and indictment of one commissioner. Blueprint DeKalb began its work in February on its “Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County.” Brenda Pace, a founding member of the group, said “this government is one […]

Five sign-up to replace disgraced commissioner

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 10, 2014

Qualifying for candidates looking to replace former District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer ended Wednesday, Sept. 10, and the county is also planning to set aside a Sunday in October for early voting. Boyer resigned her commission seat last month and later pleaded guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud. The special election will be held […]

Report – Commissioner Boyer resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 25, 2014

An embattled DeKalb County Commissioner is stepping down from her post. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that District 1 DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has resigned, effective 5 pm today. Boyer’s resignation comes after federal investigators began probing purchases she made with her county-issued card, spurred by an investigative series published in the AJC. Boyer […]

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