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MEET THEM
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MEET THEM

Meet your pro eminent domain appointees. Good luck to creekside property owners.

Heather
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Heather

I’m sure they’ll get the neighborhood security patrols and associations involved in committees in no time, so if you haven’t received thinly veiled threats from small people with hugely inflated egos yet- don’t worry – there’s still time!

Heather
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Heather

Don’t forget the properties they want to take that aren’t even creekside.

Resident
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Heather
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Heather
That manhole shooting stuff like a fountain is exhactly like what I saw on North Druid Hills Road near Buford Highway where the PCG proposes new apartments and hotels. (And yes, the manhole was marked “sewer”) There were no warning signs- not even an orange cone as this went on for hours 🙁 and the light brown “water” stuck around flooding the area for more than a day. 😕 You have to think Brookhaven could afford at least an orange cone, . . after a while you start to wonder if maybe the city doesn’t want those in the PCG… Read more »
Stunned
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Stunned

Que the all the anti development/eminent domain fear mongers comments in 3…….2……..1……..

Please ignore them

Heather
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Heather

How is it “fear mongering” when they previously said they wanted to take properties in Pine Hills?

MEET THEM
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MEET THEM

Develop all you want, make it meet zoning with no allowances for extras. You want land for a special park let’s vote on the park and if it passes PURCHASE the property just like I would YOUR house if you had it for sale.

Que the Socialist and Communist anthems for YOU!

Heather
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Heather

They know exactly what they’re doing and it’s called “gaslighting”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
They can continue to attack me and my family and call us “crazy” all they want, but I am a person that will always stand up for what I believe is right.

Hunter Burke
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Hunter Burke

Well, it would seem our Mayor & Council are staking their political careers on PCG, and, they’ll be fine until the reality of the situation and mandatory tax & debt increases hide themselves. It does feel like they’re all manning the ram that’s pushing it down our throats.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

Oh noes’ TAXES!!!!
We’re all doomed!

Of course, civilization does have costs.

Hunter Burke
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Hunter Burke

Back your statements with your wallet Mr. Eddie, pay for my tax ncreases and make a $50K jumpstart donation to PCG! That’s the way it should have been started, by private donations.

Hunter Burke
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Hunter Burke

Back your statements with your wallet Mr. Eddie! Pay my tax increases and make a $50K jumpstart donation to PCG. That’s the way this should have started, private donations.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

I’ll just pay what I’m assessed to improve Civilization.

Institute For Justice
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Heather
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Heather

I hope people will rally to stop the planned redevelopment of Buford Highway before it’s too late.

ellen
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ellen

Heaven forbid that Brookhaven redevelops an area that is currently an eyesore.

Susan
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Susan

Ellen just stay up in D1 and visit Dunwoody (where you belong) more frequently and you will be OK.

ellen
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ellen

Susan, you know nothing about me. Enjoy the ghetto that is Buford Highway.

Heather
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Heather

And there we have it. I genuinely appreciate that Ellen- unlike so many- is at least honest.

Ellen
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Ellen

Susan posts snobby comments about “Dunwoody”. That always seems to be fine with everyone. For once I thought I would return fire.

Susan
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Susan

LOL! Snobby? If the shoe fits………….. You clearly think you are above the citizens of Brookhaven residing in D4. Just so you know, I’m in D2 but I just love the offerings of D4

Heather
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Heather

Ellen you’ve slammed D4 and Buford Highway many times in the past (before arguing with Susan), and I not only respect your right to have your opinion, but I appreciate that you say what you mean as opposed to using coded language like many. (Buford Highway needs to be “revitalized” for example. )

I obviously don’t agree with you but there is something to be said for people that honestly say what they mean.

Susan
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Susan

“there is something to be said for people that honestly say what they mean”.

Ellen sharing “her number” with Brookhaven. D4 hater.

ellen
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ellen

Susan, I really don’t care where you live or what you enjoy. Get a life.

Susan
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Susan

Ellen, I may not know you, but I can tell all I need to know about you from your elitist posts thank you.

ellen
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ellen

Susan, you are the Queen of Elitist Posts with your stupid “Dunwoody” posts. Please go back on your meds.

Heather
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Heather

A great article that appeared in Bon Appetit magazine several years ago.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.bonappetit.com/restaurants-travel/article/atlanta-buford-highway/amp

It’s not just people from all over the Atlanta region that come to experience the wonderful food options on Buford Highway- but those in town visiting from all around the world.

Many that come here to film also think the area is a jewel as well

Saul
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Saul

You do know those people are not from D1 and they have no connection to the Brookhaven power structure. Enjoy Buford Highway while you can.

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Regardless if you have negative or positive opinions regarding the direction of the PCG, the city of Brookhaven and it’s leaders are doing it the right way. In fact, Brookhaven has done an exemplary job communicating and engaging the community with every initiative (Connolly, TAD, Overlay, PCG…). There is no way that DeKalb county could have handled any of these projects properly. I don’t personally agree with the all the decisions the city is making, but I give them cudos for the process.

Heather
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Heather

What about breaking their promise to not use eminent domain? They swore up and down that they wouldn’t use it, but the ink from Nathan Deal was barely dry before it became clear they were lying. And that is what it is- a lie.

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

They who and when? You might be right, but I’m swayed by facts. That sounds like a serious promise that would be documented somewhere, a link an article in BP…? Do you have any documentation or do you just feel comfortable calling people liars?

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

There is always the possibility that one could be quoting C4ND/BYES lies from the long deposed government and attempting to attache that to the current government.

Heather
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Heather

Joe Gebbia has repeatedly promised those in the area that eminent domain would NOT be used- sorry I don’t walk around with a tape recorder but it was told to the Pine Hills Neighborhood and association to sway those in the neighborhood opposed and concerned about the previous proposal to take both sides of the creek.

How many Pine Hills or D4 meetings have you attended?

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

I’m in D2. Aside from concern for State Waters, I have little connection to D4.

Heather
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Heather

How many D4 neighborhood meetings have you attended?

S. Walton
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S. Walton

If there were any I’d bet people would go. When has there been any? The only ones I’m aware of are held by Ciuncilmen John Park who opens up his own home monthly.

Heather
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Heather

Pine Hills

Heather
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Heather

Yes I’m aware a lot of people don’t think Pine Hills is Brookhaven because of the large Fulton presence~we don’t count 😞😔. But those of us that live here don’t feel that way.

Heather
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Heather

I’m sorry that people don’t think “the ghetto” Pine Hills counts. I don’t know why I bother.

Ellen
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Ellen

Yet you have posted at least 25 times today…

Heather
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Heather

I genuinely applaud you Ellen for being honest. I think a lot of us would prefer more people being honest like you- admitting that they want to change what they feel is blighted, ghetto eyesore into something they feel looks better and they’re more comfortable with.

I obviously don’t agree with your opinion, but I applaud honesty over fibbing and gaslighting.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

Then why not start with strong Code Enforcement of all multifamily housing units and require bringing them up to code in all manners to continue operation?

Happy Resident
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Happy Resident

The PCG will be a great thing for Brookhaven. Most Brookhaven residents want the PCG. We want a car-free path to ride bikes with our kids, go for runs, or just take a stroll. Good job Mayor Ernst & City Council!

Heather
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Heather

I can’t wait til they replace the Havanna Sandwich Shop with a drive through Starbucks like some have suggested!!!!

The sushi restaurant they put in the new hotel next door is gonna be killa sick!

Better shine my Louboutins!!!

Resident
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Resident

Put it on the ballot and prove it. Wouldn’t cost that much more money. You could put the Parks Bond on the ballot, too. Finally, finish the 5 year commitment for parks. Or just leave it as another unfinished project.

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen
I still do not know how any of the Buford Highway Corridor and district 4 became part of Brookhaven. Those areas should have stayed unincorporated as they having nothing in common with District 1 and the southern Dunwoody-ites. I know the city passed with 55% of the voters approving annexation and 45% saying nay, but without looking at the voter breakdown, I would bet there were more nays in the southern area of what is considered Brookhaven than the area around Murphey Candler Park and Ashford Dunwoody. Somehow though the city boundaries were drawn up to purposefully include the Buford… Read more »
2013 wasnt that long ago . . .
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2013 wasnt that long ago . . .
A majority in D2, D3 and D4 voted against cityhood. But a supermajority out of D1 – they had the largest base of registered voters and single family homeowners – was enough to outweigh the other three districts and also put J Max in as mayor. The original proponents werent stupid – despite repeated efforts to break up D1, Mike Jacobs would have none of it, because it would mean risking the very question of cityhood, not to mention what many residents in the three southern districts cynically perceived to be a Republican gerrymander. Anyway, the original C4ND plan for… Read more »
Barbara
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Barbara
I didn’t not vote for cityhood but I want everyone to look at how worse things have gotten with each new mayor. I never thought that could happen. But now under Ernst and his city manager, the city government is growing at what seems to be an unbelievable rate, hiring is out of control, we promote from within instead of finding quailified canidates, still have no city employeed full time in house arborist to watch our trees, accountability is no where to be found, and now we are taking land by force. This is what our city had become and… Read more »
Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

No, it’s not, but your tight grip on that belief is probably unshakable.

Barbara
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Barbara

Eddie,

Due to your behavior and personal insults, I have asked your repeatedly to stop commenting on my posts. You are a grown man, respect that.

Easy, you have pointed out another problem of many we have here. Sigman is terrible and so is Ernst in my opinion, but we pay a low salary for both while continuing to hire masses of other staff to offset the workload. Why? I heard We have almost doubled in staff since Garrett, not sure if it is true, but why is that?

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Barbara, thank you for acknowledging the issue with salaries. Personally, I think we should consider increasing the salary for several positions because the pay (excluding Garrett’s contract) is not equivalent to the role/responsibility. Right now, the salaries are so low city employees are leaving for less stressful jobs and elected officials are so underpaid we increase the risk of corruption.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

Yes, the massive financial errors of the ‘first administration’ and the absolute failure of the initial “outsource everything” model should not cause us to hire only those who will work for substandard wages due to their lack of skills. We are knee deep in this city bidness and we have to address the real costs and the real needs.
Fantasy rode back to ‘milton county’.

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Sorry, the majority of residents feel we are getting value from the city of Brookhaven. City taxes are 7.5% of my total property tax bill which is incredible, considering the services I get from Brookhaven vs. DeKalb. For example, the mayor makes $16K a year so I’m not sure what some people expect from these public servants. Personally, I’m surprised anyone that anyone would take the job and deal with these expectations.

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