Today's event is at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer library.
The powers that be in DeKalb County are holding a series of public meetings this month to discuss the future of garbage pick-up and recycling in the area. The first of what they are calling "Sanitation Service Public Outreach Meetings" is taking place at Tucker's library, starting at 6:30 p.m., and the public is invited to join in. For more information, call 404-371-3689.
Burrell Ellis talks about the 2011 Budget at Leafmore Creek Park Clubhouse
DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis has been meeting with various neighborhoods and communities throughout the county, discussing his proposed 2011 budget. Ellis’ $563 million budget calls for increasing property taxes 11 percent, and also cuts more than 750 county jobs, to make up for $50 million in lost real estate and sales taxes. Last night he met with DeKalb citizens at the Leafmore Creek Community Clubhouse. What follows is a breakdown of the event: 7:10 - Beth Nathan of the Civic Association Network introduces Ellis to the crowd of about 50-75 people in attendance. 7:13 - Ellis says he realizes these are difficult times, with prices rising, and would like nothing better than to give good news, but he is being realistic about the county's …