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DeKalb Solicits County Residents to Serve on Audit Oversight Committee

In the interest of fostering accountability at all levels of the organization, DeKalb County Government is creating an Audit Oversight Committee (AOC) as authorized by the Georgia General Assembly in House Bill 599 (signed into law May 12, 2015).  This committee will function independently in conducting performance and financial-related audits for all departments, offices, agencies, and programs of the County.  The objective is to ensure County programs are effectively achieving the purpose for which they were authorized and funded.

Open Letter Introducing an Initiative for Accountability on the AUFC Headquarters

On August 4, 2014, a bare majority of the DeKalb County Commission took action to approve an open ended incentive of at least $12 million for billionaire Arthur Blank to headquarter and train his new professional Atlanta United Football (Soccer) Club (AUFC) on DeKalb County property on Memorial Drive between the Kensington MARTA Station and I-285. The action was extraordinary, as it occurred with no opportunity for public input, and only six days after the proposed deal became public. News reports on competing proposals available at the time of the decision confirmed that our DeKalb County Community could have given Arthur Blank a very good deal at a much lower cost. It didn’t need to be a giveaway.

Read the entire letter.

Statement on Proposed Soccer Deal in DeKalb, 8/3/15

Dear Friends,

The use of public money for Stadiums is in the news.  From Cobb County’s behind closed doors rushed deal to the Presidents proposal to curtail the federal tax breaks for what John Oliver correctly defines as the businesses of wealthy owners. Now we in DeKalb have our own opportunity to rush into a behind closed doors deal to contribute public money to a stadium complex for a wealthy owner.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was presented to the BOC last Tuesday with a requirement to vote on it this Tuesday, tomorrow, 8/4/15.  Some commissioners were ready to vote that same day.  Apparently they were behind those closed doors.

I have a long list of questions regarding the extent of public (YOUR) money to go into the project and the benefits that will come to YOU.

So far there isn’t much balance. 

View my full statement in opposition of this deal.

Commissioners Respond to Interim CEO’s Criticism

In finally resigning his Commission Seat after 23 months as Interim Chief Executive, Lee May has made much of the resistance of “three Commissioners” of the BOC to his efforts to install a hand-picked successor to represent District Five.  As the “three Commissioners” he referred to, we think the public might benefit from a broader perspective on the issue.
  

Read the statement by Commissioners Gannon, Rader, and Jester here.

Important District 6 Information

Property Tax Appraisal Frequently Asked Questions

Strategic Improvements

For your reference, strategic improvements currently in progress are linked below. 

Helpful Links

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015 AJC Decatur Book Festival
September 4, 2015 (6:30 am - 9:00 pm) Willivee Drive Closed
September 7, 2015 Labor Day
September 7, 2015 - September 11, 2015 Labor Day Sanitation Collection Schedule