Next week the DeKalb Delegation to the Georgia General Assembly begins a series of three town hall meetings to hear from DeKalb Citizens.
This is an important opportunity for you and your neighbors to express your desire for reforms in DeKalb County government.
(Our Comments... This is not billed as a "city feedback" forum, so filling their time with city related questions could backfire. The city advocates will likely use your comments and questions as some sort of illogical way to show that everyone wants a city. They would be wrong, of course, but that's how they operate.
You might consider attending the meeting to hear what they have to say without providing them insight into how you really feel. Politicians only like referendums they are sure will pass. If there is any doubt, they would rather pass than go for it and fail. After all, their own e-elections could be on the line if word gets around that they are making fools of themselves by trying to take action in other people's communities.
It doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, if you live in Central Dekalb, you should be angry that these politicians continue to play games with the public perception. Ethics reform must be a higher priority in our state so that we can have politicians who focus on what the people need, not on which corporation will pay them the most behind closed doors.)
The Blueprints Leadership Team encourages you to attend one of the meetings and to express your support for the recommendations in the Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County. More information can be obtained at www.BlueprintDeKalb.org.