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02/28/2016 – Like Taking Cough Syrup To Try To Cure Ebola – The DeKalb County Budget

Like Taking Cough Syrup To Try To Cure Ebola 
The DeKalb County Budget 
Like Taking Cough Syrup To Try To Cure Ebola - The DeKalb County Budget
Like Taking Cough Syrup To Try To Cure Ebola – The DeKalb County Budget
I voted against the FY 2016 DeKalb County Budget. I did so in large part because the budget was structured by first addressing wants to the detriment of what is actually needed to keep residents safe.  Rather than fund the rebuilding of dilapidated and unsafe Fire Stations, DeKalb’s CEO and Board of Commissioners chose to build a new library and senior center even though they are close to existing facilities.
Rather than investing in public safety by addressing compensation problems and staffing levels, the CEO and Board of Commissioners invested in growing the unproductive aspects of government funded through the General Fund.  It is irresponsible to fund political wants before legitimate taxpayer needs.
The additional increment of funding added to police and fire is insufficient to address the real structural problems with compensation in those departments.  It was a political band-aid placed over a stab wound.  It’s like taking cough syrup to try to cure Ebola.  It demonstrates two things: (1) The majority of your elected officials do not even know how to prioritize public safety and (2) you did get their attention.  While the budget response to public safety concerns was weak, taxpayers and public safety officers made their case effectively.
My budget priorities remain unchanged:  Public Safety and Roads.  Please keep advocating with me on these issues until these areas become the focus for all elected officials.
A Devalued Government 
A Devalued Government
A Devalued Government
Public Works Committee to Host Town Hall Meeting on Watershed, Roads and Drainage and Sanitation Concerns
Super District 7 Commissioner and Chair of the Public Works Committee Stan Watson along with Public Work Committee members Commissioners Sharon Barnes Sutton and Nancy Jester will host an important town hall meeting on Thursday, March 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Dr., in Decatur.
The town hall meeting is an opportunity for citizens to interactively engage with department representatives on topics such as water billing, water leaks, potholes, sanitation, recycling and claims. Updates to revised services and future initiatives will also be discussed.
This meeting is free and the public is encouraged to attend. There are no advance reservations required.
Join Nancy Jester in supporting the #Enditmovement
A Tour of DeKalb County 
Fire Station 7 
DeKalb Fir Station 7 - A Disaster
DeKalb Fire Station 7 – A Disaster
Join Commissioner Nancy Jester 
Animal Shelter Groundbreaking 
Join Commissioner Nancy Jester 
The State of the County Address 
Join Commissioner Nancy Jester
PDK Good Neighbor Day
Air Show 
Drone Registration via PDK / FAA 
Since December 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received over 325,000 registrations for pilotless drones(also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)).
If you or know of someone who has purchased a drone weighing between 0.5 and 55.0 pounds the FAA requires it to be registered.
There are also other requirements which you need to be aware of to be in compliance.  The best source of this information is located on the Peachtree DeKalb Airport website at the following link  and use the “U.A.S. / Drones Info” drop down box.
Nancy Jester’s Commissioner Call: 
Support DeKalb County Firefighters 
Over the next three 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 trucks and equipment.
The next three Nancy Jester Community Calls  – Support DeKalb County Fire Fighters:
Saturday, 26 March
9:00am – 11:00am
Fire Station 15
2107 Flightway Drive, Chamblee
Saturday, 23 April
9:00am – 11:00am
Fire Station 19
3253 Mercer University Drive, Chamblee
Saturday, 21 May
9:00am – 11:00am
Fire Station 5
4013 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker
Commissioner in the City
Join Commissioner Nancy Jester at the following City Council meetings across District 1.  Commissioner Jester will be in attendance to listen and learn and will be happy to visit with anyone who has a question or needs assistance from her.
Tuesday, 8 March, 7:00pm
City Hall  4362 Peachtree Rd, Brookhaven
Monday, 14 March, 6:00pm
City Hall 41 Preimeter Center East Suite 250, Dunwoody
Tuesday, 15 March, 7:30pm
Civic Center 3540 Broad Street, Chamblee
Monday, 21 March,  6:30pm
City Hall 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville
Around DeKalb
A great crowd at the  Tucker  – Nancy Jester “It’s Your Money” Budget Town Hall

Commissioner Nancy Jester touring DeKalb County Fire Station 7 as she fights for our hero first responders.

Nancy Jester at 2016 Dunwoody State of the City with Mayor Shortal and Councilman Terry Nall.

Nancy Jester at the Rotary Governors Ball with Former DeKalb County CEO Liane Levetan, Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman, Perimeter CID President & CEO Yvonne Williams, and Vicki Willard.
Stay in Touch
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Twitter: @nancy_jester
The Calendar: New at we have a new calendar. The icon is on your screen, upper right corner. We will list Commissioner Jester’s public schedule, dates of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioner meetings, and other meetings across DeKalb County.
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All the Best,
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