New City Contact Information & Last Post0

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Contact information for the City: http://brookhavenga.gov (and to the right)

Also, we are pleased that much of the relevant content for the city website has been leveraged from the research and work on BrookhavenGeorgia.org as well as has inspired various Brookhaven websites tackling various and informative topics around town.

WHAT’S NEXT

I’ve reached out to the city to see if there is an opportunity to leverage this domain for a civic use (as a donation).   If there is not, I’d love your ideas on what organizations we should consider donating this to.

Thank you to all of the visitors, contributors and the (692) subscribers who made this website popular without ANY mainstream advertising or promotion.   Our goal was simply to help educate all of us.  All the time, content and technology were donations themselves to ensure integrity and impartial.   Lastly, thanks to the Patch and Reporter for allowing me reference their content.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Meeting for the Commission0

Attended the last commission meeting last night:

1.  THANK YOU to the commission members, co-chairs and volunteers who put a lot of energy, drive and time away from family to setup the city well.   Kim Gocke summarized the effort well:

  • 160 Volunteers
  • 4300+ Hours
  • Only 130 since the referendum
  • Only 68 days since the commission was announced
  • Only 31 days since the interim report was delivered
  • Only 4 days since the runoff election
  • 25 days ’til day one of operations
  • 741 days (approx 2 years) for transition according to the charter

2. City Hall is likely to be located in Ashford Center North for the short-term

3. Municipal Operations will likely Corporate Square (off N. Druid Hills)

4. The surrounding municipalities had helped a significant amount

After the swearing in tomorrow, the Commission will dissolve.   If you see any of these folks, please thank them!


RFPs and 4 open Positions0

I know this has been on a lot of people’s minds.  In revisiting the last Brookhaven Commission meeting, it was good to learn about the progress, opportunity for the commission members to clarify issues and care in the process.

RFPs: To learn more about the RFP process and download documents please see the Brookhaven Commission’s website.

New City Positions:  Also, the commission is accepting resumes for only the following open positions of city manager, city attorney, city clerk, and city accountant.

Volunteers: You can sign-up to volunteer here

To keep up with the Governor’s Commissions Communications here: Website :  Twitter : Facebook

First Commission Meeting0

Here are some of the highlights from the first meeting.

  1. The commission is an interim government, with no authority or money, volunteering  time to help setup the city through education, recommendations and committees.
  2. Commissions Communications: Website :  Twitter : Facebook
  3. Bill Riley will be the pro bono attorney.  He has been involved in many of the recent city formations.
  4. Meetings will be held every Thursday at 8pm

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Brookhaven Governor’s Commission Announced0

Governor Deal has announced the five person commission:

Ben Vinson, chairman
 
Vinson is an attorney at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he focuses on political law. Prior to his work at the firm, Vinson served as majority caucus counsel in the Georgia House of Representatives. Vinson received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Furman University. After law school, … Read more →

On to Formation0

First, I wanted to thank the 60+ of you for suggesting a course of action for brookhavengeorgia.org.   As a result, we are going to attempt to remain a resource for the formation efforts on the City of Brookhaven.   This includes process, candidates and news updates as much as possible.  

If you are interested in helping collect facts, please contact us and include your address, why you want to help out.