Monday, January 17, 2011

Odds & Ends Around Dunwoody

Click on the photo to hear MLK's "I have a dream" speech.
 Today is Martin Luther King Day, which, of course, is a federal holiday (also celebrated by the State of Georgia).  Dunwoody City Hall is closed today as well.  The city council meeting that was postponed last week has been rescheduled for 8 pm, Tuesday night.  It is a work session (meaning there are no votes).  Click here to view the agenda.

There is a Georgetown/North Shallowford Master Plan Meeting on Wednesday night and a Dunwoody Village Master Plan Meeting on Thursday evening.  Click on the links for more information.  If you would like a say on how these areas are redeveloped - attend the meetings.  They are interactive.

The first DeKalb County School System Public Input Meeting on redistricting is Tuesday night at Miller Grove High School.  There is also a meeting Wednesday night at Druid Hills Middle School and Thursday night at Chamblee High School. 
There is also a Dunwoody Elementary School council meeting at 6 pm, Tuesday night in the cafeteria.  According to DES Principal Jonathan Clark, school council has invited DeKalb board members Dr. Pamela Speaks and Nancy Jester to this meeting "so they will be available for the community. At this meeting, we hope to provide what clarity we can to the information that is already posted and meet as a guiding body before the public input meetings. The DCSS meetings at the six sites are extremely important for public input, and we encourage parents to attend those as well. Please check the DCSS website for updated times and dates for these meetings."

Tom Taylor's Assignments

In case you missed it from last week, our new State Representative Tom Taylor received his committee assignments from the Republican Party.  Tom will be serving on the economic development and tourism committee (which was his first choice), regulated industries committee and MARTOC, which is the statutory committee with oversight of the MARTA budget.   Although Tom wanted to serve on the education committee, he says he's very pleased with his assignments.   Tom, of course, now occupies the seat previously held by State Senator Fran Miller, who was named chairman of the education committee in the senate.
Georgia's General Assembly is back in session on January 24.

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