Monday, June 30, 2014

DeKalb County issues (Lawrenceville Hwy corridor, CEO's Operations Task Force) [July 1, 2]

MANA has received notice of these two important meetings through which our residents can actively engage with the County's leadership. Thanks to Jim Smith and others who drafted these announcements.
Tuesday July 1,  7pm, Rehoboth Baptist Church 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA 30084 
Citizens concerned about Lawrenceville Highway Corridor  
The church is "partnering with a number of groups and networks in our community to advance positive economic development and reduce crime in our community. Join us as neighbors, DeKalb County government leaders, GA State leaders, and our law enforcement work together to make DeKalb a great place to live and work."
This is Jim Smith's description of the purpose of the meeting: This meeting was organized after an application was filed to put a liquor store on the site of the old Batteries Plus location at L'ville Hwy and 285. The hotels at that intersection are known for allowing drug and prostitution activity and the belief is that adding a liquor store to the equation will only make things worse. Once folks started talking, they realized that the problem is larger than just the proposed store and that the entire L'ville Hwy corridor needs to be looked at before it goes the way of Memorial Drive in its worst days
Wednesday July 2, 6-8pm, Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, 1300 Commerce Drive Decatur, GA 30030   
Lee May's Operations Task Force: studying ways to improve DeKalb County  
Over 100 people attended the first meeting of the Task Force on June 5. Meetings are open to the public, with participation encouraged, and also broadcast live on DeKalb County's cable channel, DCTV, on Comcast Channel 23. The Task Force and its subcommittees will meet on a rotating, weekly basis, with one subcommittee meeting one week, the other subcommittee meeting the next week, and the full Task Force
meeting every third week.  The next Operations Task Force meeting