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10/26/2015 – Water Issues / Billing Town Hall & Eliminate DeKalb CEO Position

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Commissioner Nancy Jester
and
Mayor Rebecca Williams:
 
Water Billing / Water Issues Town Hall
Senior Management from DeKalb County Watershed
To Be In Attendance
Commissioner Nancy Jester Mayor Rebecca Williams will host a countywide Town Hall for DeKalb County taxpayers who have experienced issues with the DeKalb County Watershed Department including both operational and billing problems.
Director of the Department of Watershed Management Scott Towler and Stefan Jaskulak the Deputy Chief Financial Officer will both be in attendance and participate in the Town Hall with Commissioner Jester and Mayor Williams .
DeKalb County taxpayers will have the opportunity to share their observations relating to their experience with the DeKalb County Watershed Department and inform the most senior staff management of their specific issue and suggestions for system-wide improvement.
“Issues with water, especially billing issues, are the most common issues impacting taxpayers.  It is important that those taxpayers who have had a serious issue have the opportunity to share their experience with the leadership of the DeKalb County Watershed Department. I am pleased to provide this forum to help taxpayers receive resolution to their specific problems and allow DeKalb County senior staff to better understand the perspective of taxpayers,” stated Commissioner Nancy Jester.
WHAT: Commissioner Nancy Jester and Mayor Rebecca Williams DeKalb County Water Billing / Issues Town Hall
WITH: Senior Management DeKalb County Watershed Department
DATE: Monday November 2, 2015
TIME: 6.30pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: Brookhaven City Hall 4362 Peachtree Road Brookhaven, Georgia 30319
 Nancy Jester to DeKalb Legislative Delegation:
 
No Study Committee
Eliminate DeKalb CEO Position
 
From Commissioner Nancy Jester:
DeKalb County is in crisis. Multiple bipartisan groups have formed, representing thousands of taxpayers across DeKalb County.  These citizens have signed petitions, joined social media groups, and attended Town Halls asking the current iCEO to resign and calling for the elimination of the CEO position.
DeKalb county taxpayers have endured the indictment, trials, and conviction of the former CEO.  They have been presented with a report that shows that current leadership has failed to remove staff that are incompetent or corrupt.  DeKalb County taxpayers have only to look at the condition of their streets, the understaffed police force, and their water bills to understand that there has been no effective management of the county for quite some time.  Residents across DeKalb County are clear and united in their desire for the elimination of the CEO position.
There is no doubt that the elimination of the position of DeKalb County CEO is in the best interest of DeKalb County taxpayers.
It is important that the process to eliminate the CEO position occurs as fast as possible and stays focused and exclusive to this goal. There are those who seek to confuse and distract us from this mission.  Some will try to insert political differences and prolong the process.  These insider politicians will seek to slow the process down by creating a “study committee” next Session in the Georgia General Assembly. They will try to divide DeKalb and create discord by adding in other reform actions that are not as universally supported by the public.
The taxpayers of DeKalb County do not want a Study Committee.  They want a single, clear piece of legislation which is limited in scope to the elimination of the CEO position in DeKalb County.
There are also those who have suggested DeKalb County should expand the number of County Commissioners.  DeKalb County will not improve by adding more politicians to the mix.  If there is any action to be taken, it should be to eliminate the super districts; leaving DeKalb with a commission of five district commissioners.
This is not a time for politics as usual.  There is strong bi-partisan support for the elimination of the CEO position. It is time for the DeKalb County Legislative Delegation to support the taxpayers of DeKalb County and make this a reality next January in the General Assembly.
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 Nancy Jester Community Call
Support Our DeKalb County Fire Fighters
Over the next six months Commissioner Jester will ask the community to support one of the six fire stations in District One.
Commissioner Nancy Jester is asking community residents and businesses to show our appreciation for these hard working heroes by helping to stock the pantry at our stations.
Staple food items such as sugar, salad dressing, seasonings, cereal, snacks, and beverages such as coffee, tea, sodas and sports drinks are welcomed.
Children are invited to come see the truck and equipment.
The first three Nancy Jester Community Call  – Support DeKalb County Fire Fighters:
Saturday November 7
9:00am – 12:00pm
Fire Station 18
4588 Barclay Drive Dunwoody
Saturday December 5
9:00am – 12:00pm
Fire Station 12
5323 Roberts Drive Dunwoody
Saturday January 16
9:00am – 12:00pm
Fire Station 21
1098 Crown Point Parkway Dunwoody
Cookie Jar
 
Veterans Job Fair – Tucker
 
The Tucker Civic Association (TCA) and the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® will hold a Veterans Job Fair at Rehoboth Baptist Church on Thursday November 12, 2015 during the hours of 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The Fair will also feature Information on Veterans’ services, as well as complimentary resume critiques and on-site printing for resumes.
Interested businesses, universities and veterans’ organizations are invited to participate. The suggested donation for a booth at the Fair is $100 for a large business (more than 100 employees) or $50 for a small business. Booths are complimentary for university and non-profit organizations, including Veterans groups.
To reserve a booth for your company or organization, please visit:
For more information, please contact Ray Ganga at 404-580-2671 or membership@tuckercivic.org.
 
Nancy Jester – Listening To DeKalb County 
Commissioner Nancy Jester announces her third series of meetings listening to DeKalb County tax payers.
The Nancy Jester Listening to DeKalb County Town Halls are free and open to the public. The format will begin with a brief update from Commissioner Jester followed by discussion and questions from the public.
Dunwoody: Dunwoody City Hall
combined meeting with iCEO Lee May
October 27, 2015: 6:30pm -8:00pm
41 Perimeter Center

Dunwoody, GA 30346

iCEO Lee May Town Hall Schedule
Lee May wants to hear from you on his recent Executive Order and the recent report that was released.
The revised “Up Close and Personal” meeting schedule is as follows:
Monday, Oct 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
Maloof Auditorium 1300 Commerce Drive Decatur, GA 30030
Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
Dunwoody City Hall 41 Perimeter Center E Dunwoody, GA 30346
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
 Stonecrest Library 3123 Klondike Rd Lithonia, GA 30038
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
  Brookhaven City Hall 4362 Peachtree Rd Brookhaven, GA 30319
Around DeKalb
 
Nancy and Stan Jester had a terrific time volunteering as “special friends” for kids at Austin Elementary School.  They helped with a social studies lesson about the geography of Georgia.
Great night talking about DeKalb County with the Buckhead Young Republicans.

Nancy and Stan Jester supporting DeKalb County job creators at the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce Dinner
Commissioner Nancy Jester talking with the Georgia Tea Party in Marietta
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