Lundsten wrote an angry blog post after a Dunwoody Patch commenter questioned donations to a local food bank.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
A Patch commenter questioned where donations of fresh produce and food from the garden actually was donated. Lundsten responded in his popular blog "Farmer Bob" promptly.
A story about a fruit orchard that will soon be planted for the proud organization that runs the Dunwoody Community Garden in Brook Run Park has stirred up some online controversy. The Dunwoody Patch story was reported Oct. 30. The community garden won a fruit orchard months ago of some 20 trees and 15 fruit bushes as part of an online contest marketed by Edy's Fruit Bars. It will be a big expansion for a garden with humble roots, starting out in an unsupported county park with few resources. Needless to say, the orchard was a source of pride and a display of community organization in a national contest that reaped thousands of online votes for the local garden. However, some online discussion about the innocous-seeming 10 a.m. Nov. 9 …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Bob Lundsten, a local political observer and blogger, advocates for the widespread use of a device that has helped save lives.
Bob Lundsten, chief of staff for DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer, writes on his blog that Automated External Defibrillators helped save a life last week after being used by the Dunwoody Police Deparment. Lundsten said that it is the second time the AEDs have been used in a life-saving situation this summer. "In a city where we keep track of miles of roads paved, how many awards we have for being "green,' the new striping on our repaved roads, this is a number that really has life and death implications," he wrote. Lundsten said that the training of police officers is key and then advocates for the rescue equipment to be widespread. "AEDs are no longer a luxury item that are carried in Police cars or Emergency Response Units. They are …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Bonnie Brucker released a letter recently that says she discussed confidential information about a city property deal with Councilwoman Adrian Bonser prior to Bonser's vacation. Bonser speculates Brucker may have snooped through files.
Speculation about who leaked information about a major Dunwoody redevelopment deal has raged for months. In a March investigative report, written by former DeKalb DA Bob Wilson, it named former City Attorney Brian Anderson and Councilwoman Adrian Bonser as the leakers. Well, things just got more complicated - or more simple? Bonnie Brucker, a former house sitter for Bonser, has come forward with a letter (attached to this article) that claims Bonser discussed details of the confidential "Project Renaissance" property deal at Bonser's home. Brucker claims the conversation came the night after a Feb. 3 executive council session where the deal was discussed. Brucker writes she had no real idea what she was getting herself involved in. "For …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Bonser's attorney says they could seek depositions of city council members and Mayor Mike Davis in the event of a hearing.
Counwilwoman Adrian Bonser is calling for the dismissal of the ethics complaint against her, and says she might seek depositions from members of the city council and a city development partner to defend herself if an ethics hearing moves forward. Bonser is alleged to have leaked information about the development of what is now know as "Project Rennaisance" a 35-acre redevelopment planned for Georgetown with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods. "While dismissal of the complaint is clearly warranted at this time, if the board precedes to a hearing, Dr. Bonser requests the opportunity to conduct discovery beforehand," according to a response filed with the city by her attorney. "She would like to send a request for production of documents to…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Dunwoody area homes have not been hit by mistaken appraisals based on current information. County commissioner's chief of staff advises residents about what to do if there appraisal has spiked.
Sales tax notices went out in the last several weeks ago across DeKalb, and the noise surrounding it hasn't died down since. DeKalb County officials admit to overvaluing as many as 4,000 homes and have begun reassessments. Up to 1,500 homes near Decatur are a part of that group. In Dunwoody, there have been no apparent patterns yet, Bob Lundsten, chief of staff for District 1 commissioner Elaine Boyer, wrote in a recent blog post on "Dunwoody Farmer Bob." Lundsten advises that the county tax commissioner is currently compiling a list of properties homeowners believe to be improperly appraised. Lundsten says that Boyer's office is attempting to determine any patterns of mistaken appraisals in Dunwoody. "To be clear, this does not mean that …