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    fyi

    “Because the city is unsure of how long they will continue to hold City Meetings in the Civic Center, they are reluctant to spend as much as $60,000 to upgrade their sound system and provide streaming video to their constituents. ”

    Where exactly are they planning to hold the meetings?

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    Mike

    Interesting technology. Is it really video “tape”? I would think it is digital like the video on our phones. I hear the term “review the tape” I would guess that is just a slang term these days.

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    Chamblee Bubba

    Wait, you mean it really isn’t Betamax?

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    Van

    @FYI. There have been discussions and studies done over the last 4-5 years about creating a Town Center. There is a chance that whatever is created will include a new Civic Center.

    As for the comments from any council members that think having the meetings recorded will reduce the in-person turnout at the meetings…..come on man. There’s very few of us that go now. At least with recording the citizens will be more informed.

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    Eddie E.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Eddie E.

    Them big ole’ laser discs!

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    fyi

    Thanks Van!

    So the excuse is that we might at some point in the distant future build another Taj Mahal at the taxpayer’s expense. Awesome.

    “As for the comments from any council members that think having the meetings recorded will reduce the in-person turnout at the meetings…..come on man. There’s very few of us that go now. At least with recording the citizens will be more informed.”

    Hey Chamblee city government, take a radical step and catch up to the the last half of the 20th century. Stream your meetings and archive the videos on your web site. I realize the members of city government feel inconvenienced by being required to attend the scheduled meetings and think that the taxpayers / citizens should conform to the same timeline to have access to their overlords. Here is a novel concept, give the taxpaying citizens a chance to review your actions on their own schedule. I will not hold my breath.

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    Chaamblee Bubba

    And integrate at home real time response devices a la Frank Luntz with a monitor that the councilmen can view so they can see how the citizens respond to their actions and behavior!

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    Van

    Pretty harsh FYI. If you read the article, Council will be recording their meetings, so not sure why you are beating them up when they have already agreed to do what you are asking for.

    As for “some point in the distant future”…..I don’t think it will be as far in the future as you think…….and “Taj Mahal at the taxpayer’s expense”….the current discussion is to create a Public-Private partnership, letting the developer give us the aspects of the project that we need, without using a lot of taxpayer dollars. The DDA already owns the land.

    It is actually very exciting times for Chamblee.

    Maybe instead of making anonymous online posts under a fake id, you should consider attending DDA or Council meetings and give real meaningful input.

    And if you don’t like public gatherings, you are welcome to call me to discuss one on one.

    Van Pappas
    404-759-6513
    ** No I’m not an elected official or city employee (not sure why people think that)

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