CEO Burrell Ellis is holding a series of neighborhood meetings about his proposed 2010 DeKalb County budget. Two of these meetings are in our neck-of-the-woods, and one of them will be held tomorrow.
The CEO’s proposed budget includes a property tax increase.
I like and respect CEO Ellis, but believe very strongly that a property tax increase is the wrong answer to an economic downturn that continues to pinch all of us, not just the county goverment. Such a property tax hike only advances county spending that became bloated to excess after eight years of Vernon Jones. Think performing arts center (click for information), among many other things.
The CEO wants to hear from you. He should be commended for his willingness to come to our community to do so. If you want an opportunity to address him about the proposed property tax increase and about the county’s spending priorities, this is your chance.
Here are the dates, start times, and locations of the two meetings:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Torah Day School
1985 LaVista Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329