Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council will hear from local legislators on Wednesday, April 3, at Chesnut Elementary School.
Dunwoody state lawmakers will give a legislative update to members of the Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council on Wednesday, April 3, at 9:15 at Chesnut Charter Elementary School in Dunwoody. State Rep. Tom Taylor and state Sen. Fran Millar, two Republican lawmakers who represent Dunwoody in the General Assembly, will be present at the event. Also attending are state Reps. Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Scott Holcomb (D-DeKalb). Follow Patch's Extensive Coverage of the DeKalb School Board: New School Board Gets Active Live Blog: Nancy Jester Following the DeKalb School Board Meeting Thurmond Faces Tough Crowd at Dunwoody Meeting Thurmond Tells Dunwoody Residents, 'We Will Keep Accreditation' Bob Dallas Among Those Volunteering for DeKalb …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Incorporation effort gaining steam
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Legislation would make annexation of Murphey Candler, Silver Lake neighborhoods easier for the city of Dunwoody; could be done with City Council resolution and referendum
Reps. Mike Jacobs and Tom Taylor have introduced new legislation that would help Dunwoody annex parts of the North Brookhaven neighborhoods of Murphey Candler and Silver Lake. Jacobs told Patch earlier this week he planned to introduce legislation that would pave the way for such annexation, though citizens would ultimately make a decision on the issue. Jacobs said he’s heard from residents in North Brookhaven that they’d like to explore options to give them more local control. He said he’d like to start discussions about either annexation or possible incorporation of a city of Brookhaven. The legislation for annexation was introduced Tuesday. You can see a full copy of the proposal here. It is written with Dunwoody, the state’s newest …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Rep. Mike Jacobs says he'd like to start a conversation about possibly annexing neighborhoods just south of 285 into Dunwoody, or allowing Brookhaven to become a city.
If the idea gets support, Dunwoody’s border could head southward. Rep. Mike Jacobs said he may introduce a bill that could pave the way for Dunwoody to annex an area known as North Brookhaven, just south of 285. Jacobs, who lives in that area, says he has been getting a stronger and stronger message from residents that they want more local control of their community. “I think it is fair to say that there is a growing interest in some type of incorporation into a city in the neighborhoods south of 285, around Murphey Candler Park and even around Silver Lake,” he said. “Whether Dunwoody is a willing dance partner for annexation is an open question right now.” If annexation is on the table, it would have to get backing from Dunwoody city …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Rep. Mike Jacobs named chairman of Legislature's committee that oversees MARTA; Freshman Rep. Tom Taylor also named to MARTA Overview Committee
Dunwoody lawmakers now have a strong say over the oversight of MARTA. Rep. Mike Jacobs, the veteran of Dunwoody’s House delegation, was named chairman of the state Legislature’s committee that oversees MARTA. Rep. Tom Taylor, a former Dunwoody councilman, also was appointed this week to MARTOC, the MARTA Overview Committee. Taylor could not be reached for comment. Sen. Fran Millar, of Dunwoody, said he would be willing to serve on MARTOC if Jacobs asks for his help. The Senate has not named its appointees to the committee, a spokeswoman said. MARTOC has broad powers over MARTA, including the ability to conduct audits and performance reviews of employees. The committee’s work is especially important now because lawmakers are examining this …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
With Georgia's legislature scheduled to start its 2011 work this week, elected state representatives congregated Sunday to entertain questions from constituents about the upcoming general assembly session.
Six elected state officials who represent Dunwoody and its neighbors participated in a legislative question and answer forum with constituents Sunday morning at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church. The officials – two senators and four members of the House of Representatives – answered questions dealing with topics ranging from education and Sunday liquor sales to how to solve the water war and whether or not they supported ethics legislation. Some of the highlights of the forum include: