Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superintendent Unveils Redistricting Plan; DeKalb Tax Increase, Super Bowl

Redistricting Plan 2020 - Meeting Monday Night 

Ramona Tyson
The next DCSS Board of Education meeting will be held Monday night, February 7, 2011, at 6:00 PM. It is on the agenda for Ms. Tyson to present her 2020 Master Vision Plan recommendation. The Board Meeting will be held at the board room in the Administrative and Instructional Center (AIC) on Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Directions, the agenda and additional information may be found at the DCSS website: There is plenty of parking, and there are a large number of seats available for public viewing. I imagine it will be very crowded. If you are a Comcast subscriber, you may view the board meeting on Channel 24 through our PDS-24 broadcast. If you have another television/cable provider, you still may view the broadcast over the internet. The DCSS website streams the live video. You may have to download a video player to view the live stream. All of this information may also be found at the DCSS Website.

DeKalb County—District One

2011 Budget Review
Elaine Boyer

Join DeKalb County Commissioners Elaine Boyer and Kathy Gannon for an overview of the proposed county budget for 2011. Residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions.  Make plans to attend one of these two meetings being held in your district:

Tuesday, February 15th—7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Montgomery Elementary School
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Hosted by: Commissioner Elaine Boyer & Commissioner Kathy Gannon

The DeKalb budget proposed by CEO Burrell Ellis includes a millage increase of 2.32 for residents of unincorporated DeKalb and perhaps as much as 1.5 mils for residents in DeKalb's incorporated cities. These meetings will allow the citizens to have input on what services they view as essential and how they would like to see the Commission deal with the budget shortfall.
I don't know about you, but if we can't meet our budget at home, we eliminate things that aren't absolutely necessary.  Obviously, Mr. Ellis feels otherwise.  Instead of eliminating non-essential services, he thinks it's a good idea to raise our taxes.  If you feel strongly about this issue, make plans to attend the meeting above and let your voice be heard!

Super Bowl Pick

Alright, last time I made a prediction on this blog, I could not have been more wrong.  I had the Falcons beating the Packers to advance to the NFC Championship Game.  The Falcons lost 48-21.  That prediction came more from the heart than the brain.
I have left the heart out of tonight's prediction:  The Steelers beat the Packers in a closely-contested game, 21-17.   Take it for what it is worth!


DunwoodyTalk said...

wish you were correct on that prediction Bob.

Bob Fiscella said...

Who knew the Steelers would lose the turnover battle 3-zip!