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DeKalb Government Operations Task Force Meets July 2

A task force reviewing the effectiveness of DeKalb County government, tax distribution and cityhood proposals will meet July 2.

A task force reviewing the effectiveness of DeKalb County government, tax distribution and cityhood proposals will meet July 2. File|Patch
A task force reviewing the effectiveness of DeKalb County government, tax distribution and cityhood proposals will meet July 2. File|Patch

The task force studying county government and cityhood proposals will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. 

The Operations Task Force, created by DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May, first met June 5. The task force is charged with exploring and studying these issues, according to a county news release:

  • The financial, business, zoning and quality of life impact on residents and government operations caused by the creation of new cities and annexations;
  • The effectiveness of the current governance structure of DeKalb County and ethics and transparency in County operations;
  • The equitable distribution of Homestead Option Sales Tax (HOST) proceeds and legacy pension costs between the DeKalb County and its cities; and
  • Other related matters. 

The city of Briarcliff Initiative is urging residents to attend and will have representatives at the community meeting. 

“If you have time to stick around afterwards, our group will be assembling outside the auditorium and coordinating a local place to grab a drink, debrief about the meeting, Task Force status and cityhood status,” says a release from Briarcliff leaders. “We would love to have you join us!”

The Operations Task Force must make recommendations that can be forwarded to the Georgia General Assembly by December.

The meeting will be broadcast live on DeKalb County’s cable channel, DCTV, on Comcast Channel 23.

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Brent Seeger July 01, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Well if the Dekalb DA needs to round up some felons he can go to this meeting and arrest the task force.
Rhea A Johnson Jr July 01, 2014 at 04:46 PM
I will be passing out"get out of jail free" cards to the chosen few.

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