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01/24/2016 – News, Updates, & Meetings

The GBI Letter 
Regarding Bowers-Hyde Report
This past week we learned that the GBI has finalized their review of Bower-Hyde report pursuant to the request of Governor Nathan Deal.
The letter from Director Vernon Keenan indicates the proper federal and local law enforcement authorities have investigated or, are investigating, some of the matters discussed in the report.
Given the current status of these investigations the GBI has concluded their review of the report.
I appreciate the Governor’s and the GBI’s attention to these matters inDeKalb. There remain unanswered questions and competency issues that erode the credibility of county government. Hopefully the hard work of the local and federal authorities cited in Director Keenan’s letter will shed light on some of these issues.
We continue to have watershed, sanitation, and financial control issues. Recently, iCEO Lee May, has taken some decisive and bold steps to address competency issues in DeKalb County government.
Read the full statement here: 

 Brannon Hill Update
Brannon Hill Update
Brannon Hill Update

DeKalb Police Tucker 
Community Meeting 
How to Survive an Active Shooter
The DeKalb County Police shared with your Board of Commissioners this video on how to respond during an active shooter situation. I recommend everyone watch it:
How to Survive an Active Shooter
How to Survive an Active Shooter


DeKalb SPLOST Citizen Review Committee 
to Meet 27 January  
The DeKalb SPLOST (Special Local Option Sales Tax) Citizen Review Committee will conduct its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 3:00 the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.  The committee is tasked with providing feedback on recommendations for capital projects to include road projects and other infrastructure needs important to the citizens of DeKalb County.  The 1-cent SPLOST to fund these projects is one of the two referenda planned for the ballot in the November General Elections for DeKalb County residents.
The members of the DeKalb SPLOST Citizen Review Committee were appointed by Interim CEO Lee May and the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.  The committee consists of Robert Miller, Gordon Kenna, Alice Bussey, Terry Brantley, John Evans, John Keys, Bruce McMillan, Markus Butts (co-chair) and Dave Sjoquist (co-chair).
Nancy Jester Reports

Nancy Jester Reports 19 January
Nancy Jester Reports 19 January Committee of the Whole
Protect Your Pet 
During Winter and Cold Weather

In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines:
Keep pets indoors in severe and freezing weather.
The best prescription for winter’s woes is to keep your dog or cat inside with you and your family. The happiest dogs are taken out frequently for walks and exercise but kept inside the rest of the time.
Don’t leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops.
During walks, short-haired dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater. No matter what the temperature is, windchill can threaten a pet’s life. 
Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold snaps. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage.
DeKalb County Board of
Commissioners Meetings
January and February 
26 January – Full BOC
26 January – ZONING ***Start at 6.30pm ***
2 February – Committee of the Whole
9 February – Full BOC
16 February – Committee of the Whole
23 February – Full BOC
The Committee of the Whole and Full BOC meetings start at 9.00am.  The zoning meeting starts at 6.30pm.  All meetings are at the Maloof Auditorium 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur.
Public Comment occurs at the Full BOC meeting
Around DeKalb
Great job by DeKalb County Watershed fixing the break in Doraville and great leadership from Mayor Donna Pittman.
Commissioner Nancy Jester at Dunwoody Mayor Denny Shortal’s Town Hall with Councilmembers Lynn Deutsch and John Heneghan.

Thanks to everyone who responded to the Commissioner Nancy Jester Community Call and donated food to our hero DeKalb County firefighters at Station 21 in Dunwoody. A special thanks to our friends from The Orchard who made a special trip from Tucker.

Nancy Jester visiting with Leadership DeKalb  – a very impressive class of leaders.

Nancy Jester speaking to the Central DeKalb GOP Women.

Speaking to the DeKalb County Legislative Delegation at the state Capitol.
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All the Best,
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