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Task Force Makes Recommendations in DeKalb

Is this it?  The months of meetings and we're given THIS list?   


Where are the observations about the impact of potential new cities on the rest of the county?  

Where is the description about the new software that allows various scenarios to be mapped out and their feasibility studied instantly?  

Where is the  part that talks about the importance of schools or how the refugee population is going to be served when all areas of unincorporated land become parts of new or existing cities?  

Well, for what it is worth.... here is what the AJC reports as the final recommendations of the Operations Task Force.  Read the full story  here.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEKALB GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS TASK FORCE
  • Hire an internal auditor to review county finances and hold government officials accountable
  • Appoint members of the Board of Ethics through citizen groups instead of elected officials
  • Suspend the use of county purchasing cards
  • Require the county to adopt a purchasing code through the DeKalb Commission
  • Establish a Charter Review Commission to study DeKalb’s government
  • Address DeKalb’s pension liability

And, while we are on the subject of questions, here's a few to consider:

If the Tucker 2015 groups tries to tell you that we just can't afford another feasibility study, ask them what kind of return we got on this investment... at least two lobbyists from a law firm reportedly were paid more than $10,000 to work at the capitol during the last session on our behalf. Never heard of them? No one has. 

They don't live here so what they could possibly say or do to advocate on behalf of our residents without actually knowing much about us is a mystery. How Tucker reportedly collected money for them AND a feasibility report is another mystery. What's in the charter document is another one. Who is going to break the news to the Gwinnett Tucker residents that they were cut before any proposals were even put on the table? 

So many questions.... maybe "now" isn't really the time for Tucker after all. At least not time to incorporate when the self appointed "leaders" already blew through the first bit of cash they got their hands on and will now probably come back to ask for more.

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