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CEO Burrell Ellis Tells Feds Proposed Budget Cuts Hurt Dekalb County

CEO Burrell Ellis Tells Feds Proposed Budget Cuts Hurt Dekalb County

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications) CEO Burrell Ellis joined fellow county chief executives in Washington this weekend to oppose $60 billion in proposed budget cuts scheduled for a vote by the U. S. House this week. If implemented, these cuts would cost the county more than $10 million this year.

“Congress is considering $60 billion in cuts, which could mean an additional 700,000 jobs lost,” said CEO Ellis. “DeKalb County stands to lose $9.9 million in 2011, alone.”

Round Two Community Development Plan Meetings Get Underway in March

Round Two Community Development Plan Meetings Get Underway in March

Would you like to see more retail districts, parks or pedestrian-friendly options in your community?  Would you like to give your input on how much industrial land is set aside where you live or work?  The City of Atlanta is inviting non-profits, civic and community groups, neighborhood associations, citizens and businesses to attend the March 2011 community meetings for the City of Atlanta Community Development Plan (CDP) that begins March 1. 

Nearly 200 attendees participated in the first round of 2011 CDP community meetings and had an opportunity to give input on the future plans for their Atlanta neighborhoods.  The Department of Planning and Community Development’s Office of Planning has announced it is hosting the second round of CDP community meetings. All meetings are from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., with the exception of the March 10th meeting, which is from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Employee Relations and Community Services Committee Meeting Cancelled

Employee Relations and Community Services Committee Meeting Cancelled

Dekalb County, GA--  The following meeting scheduled for March 1, 2011 has been postponed.  A makeup date will be announced later.

ORIGINAL DETAILS:  There will be a meeting of the Employee Relations & Community Services Committee of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 1,  2011 at 11 a.m.  The location will be Maloof Administrative Building, 5th Floor, Board of Commissioners Offices, 1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur GA 30030. 

Eastside NPU's to host Community Meeting discussing Neighborhood Redevelopment

Eastside NPU's to host Community Meeting discussing Neighborhood Redevelopment

ATLANTA – (City of Atlanta-Office of Planning) The Comprehensive Development Plan is the city’s guide to growth and development. The Office of Planning is working with all city stakeholders in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), character areas are a new component of the 2011 CDP.

You are invited to attend any of the second round meetings of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan to discuss and delineate your community’s character areas, as well as, to develop vision and policies for each character area.

Grant Park neighbors will meet at The Trolley Barn on March 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Trolley Barn is located at 963 Edgewood Avenue in East Atlanta.

DeKalb, Henry, Rockdale Legislators Speak to Voters

DeKalb, Henry, Rockdale Legislators Speak to Voters

(Atlanta, Ga.) - February 16, 2011 - Since January, more than forty Democratic legislators have hosted town hall meetings. Next week, three more Democrats add their names to the growing list of lawmakers taking their message to communities around the state.

Representatives Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Rahn Mayo and Pam Stephenson will co-host a town hall meeting Monday, February 21 at Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, 6:30 p.m. Get the rest of the details on Brown Girl Next Door

County Commissioner Gives "The State of Black Dekalb" Speech

County Commissioner Gives "The State of Black Dekalb" Speech

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications)

In recognition of Black History Month, DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is pleased to present to the citizens of DeKalb County the “State of Black DeKalb” - How Far Have We Come?  The event will feature a series of panel guests in a discussion to share insight on issues that impact critical quality of life issues.

Topics covered in the “State of Black DeKalb” include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Partnerships and Resources
  • Political Aspects
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Future of DeKalb

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.