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38 Comments on "Park Villa residents given more time to move after Brookhaven Mayor negotiates extension"

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Janine
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Janine

Blllarrghhh. Sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little. Such a bs piece, this will cost Brookhaven and the help is too little too late. Fake news.

Brookhaven PPL
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Brookhaven PPL

Janine do tell? How much property tax does Park Villa pay each year to fund the services you desire? Versus the amount taxes that will be raised from the townhomes? Once again, you are ill informed

SLResident
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SLResident

@ Brookhaven PPL – It’s not all about money.
And, this is a press release from the Mayor for the Mayors ego. It would be a greater credit to him if he just did a good thing and his job. Instead everything with him has to be a political move or a self imposed pat on the back. It’s getting old.

Janine
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Janine

Brookhaven PPL: it’s like you’re stalking me on the Post! I gagged because the Mayor really didn’t do anything for these people, but took a lot of credit he didn’t deserve.
I didn’t say anything about tax base, that makes you sound like an elected official. Ewwww!

D1\'s Finest
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D1\'s Finest

///past elected official. Look for ‘silly’, ‘cynical, ‘uninformed’ for author ID.

ellen
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ellen

Man, you guys get your panties in a wad over nothing.

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert
Glad the Mayor did this. Per the Reporter Newspaper article on this it was clear, especially for some of the elderly long term residents, that 30 days was not enough. Frankly another 21 days doesn’t seem like enough either but its better than nothing. The residents interviewed in the Reporter article were saying the lease provided for a 50% rebate in the last month’s rent under a circumstance like this where the complex is sold and the management terminates the leases – they were claiming that the apartment complex was not offering that. So I am wondering if this 50%… Read more »
Kerry
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Kerry

That was a nice thing to do

Hunter Burke
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Hunter Burke

I scratched my head trying to figure out why this self-congratulatory pap was news, then, I saw “Ernst said in the release” meaning this is why the city has created the bloated Communications Dept. To further the political career of the mayor we once had high hopes for! A very sad state of affairs in this tiny town.

S. Walton
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S. Walton

Ernst and crew are always looking for ways to get themselves poetic PR. Love starved fools. These people were warned for MONTHS and many ignored it. The some fish wrapper does a report on it (Brookhaven Reporter) half assed and suddenly the mayor sees a way to get a PR win. Fools. If they really wanted to help these people they would help them find a home or send them to a class on not ignoring notices when you are given them MONTHS in advance. Move along. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

This is a positive thing, that the mayor deserves to brag about, and BP appropriately reported on. Good job Ernst, you continue to have the support of the (mostly) silent majority.

Hunter Burke
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Hunter Burke

Does he deserve a too large city department glorifying his most minor deeds?
*****
For Immediate Release: Mayor Ernst just called an Uber for a drunk friend.

Saul
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Saul

“There is no reason, other than creating employment, which is not the government’s business.”
– someone that understands the role of government

Called Uber? One friend or two? City Council members?

Heather
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Heather

Uber Golf Cart: Coming soon to a city near you! ;0)

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Does anyone who pays property taxes think they get more value from DeKalb than Brookhaven? If so, educate me.

Reality Sux
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Reality Sux

There is no difference. At first there was hope that things would be better and more local but it didn’t take much time for it to be politics as usual. The favorites get their favors, the quality of work has dropped drastically, the elected officials don’t respond and if they do it is lip service or pure fabrications, money is being wasted, Brookhaven has become a jobs program, and the littlest of things take for ever to be completed or are just ignored.

Susan
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Susan

Just another layer of government after all.

Welcome to Brookhaven!

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

My calculation shows DeKalb’s portion of both property and sales tax is more that 3x the city of Brookhaven. If you look at your property tax bill it has a very specific breakdown, which separates schools, water, sanitation and every relevant category except the police department. After that you are basically comparing operational costs of DeKalb vs. Brookhaven and it’s not even close. So people can complain about the city, but if anyone feels they get more value from DeKalb, they must not get a water bill.

Reality Sux
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Reality Sux

What are you fishing for Easy Rider? Spit it out or are you just trying to defend yourself? You asked a question and didn’t like the response? Brookhaven is 12 square miles, Dekalb County is 270 + square miles. Apple to oranges comparison. My water bill is $40.00 every two months and has been for 8+ years. You may want to put forth a little more effort to really know what is going on here in Brookhaven before drinking the kool-aid and buying their stories.

Thomas Porter
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Thomas Porter

Bravo Reality Sux, you’re right, politics as usual. Seems the gap between DeKalb & Brookhaven is narrowing every day. Our City Manager heartily endorses non-responsiveness.
By the way, how do you get your water bill so low?

Heather
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Heather

Our water bill is rarely above $20. The secret is to have a good meter, earthy toilets (low gallon flushing) and good 🚿. Oh yeah– and let your lawn look horrible. 😊

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Thank you for acknowledging the service gap between the city and the county. I find the city to be extremely responsiveness on a marco level (sorry others may not agree) and lacking in some other areas like permitting turnaround times. However, I and the many others who are coming to Brookhaven in droves, know the city beats the crap out of the alternative. Sorry, the complainers are in the minority and that is as straightforward as I can be.

ellen
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ellen

I can confidently say that I get ZERO benefit for the taxes I pay to Dekalb County.

Toff
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Toff

Marco is responsive, I like him as well.

Thomas Porter
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Thomas Porter

Just Curious…. You must be a local politician, you’re very adept at spinning the facts and statements.

Just Curious
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Just Curious

Thank you for the compliment

Thomas Porter
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Thomas Porter

Perfect spin again!

Thomas Porter
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Thomas Porter

Confirmed. Only a politician could spin my meaning 180 degrees.

Thomas Porter
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Thomas Porter

JOHN! It is you. Knew it. You’re so busted.
The Connolly Development is amongst your greatest screw ups. Followed closely by….

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Not a politician, an engaged citizen who has empathy for public servants and I want them to know that the most vocal doesn’t always represent the majority. Also, I don’t spin facts, I just repeated what you wrote. You wrote it because it is obvious that DeKalb is terrible and we are fortunate to live in Brookhaven.

Old Timer
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Old Timer
The Mayors Silent Majority = City founders and others that have him in their pocket, those that have been “anointed” to a committee and now feel empowered and special, and those who just follow blindly and are too lazy to put forth the effort to go and find out what is really happening for themselves. The overwhelming true majority is so disappointed and frustrated that they don’t even bother anymore or comment, but ask them what they think, and they all have more than one disgruntled response. @Easy Rider, Welcome to Brookhaven. As one of those who came in the… Read more »
Just Curious
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Just Curious

@Old Timer What a bit of malarkey. The only true test in a representative democracy is an election. So the few disgruntled folks who blog, easily write that they know the true sentiment of the people. Nonsense.!!! In November two council members are up for election. We’ll know then whether the populace supports the current administration or not.

Saul
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Saul

Do the two up for reelection have opponents? If so, are they quality candidates? You are making assumptions aren’t you?

Old Timer
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Old Timer
Just Curious, in 41/2 years we have had 3 mayors. All 3 have done the same thing. Made promises to the citizens they had no intentions of keeping, got a taste of and became a part of the secrets within the 4 walls of city hall, loved the power, learned the manipulations of politics and become the know all be all of Brookhaven. No one of quality or in their right mind would ever want to be a part of this cities government as it is now. One new face won’t make a difference. Two new faces might turn the… Read more »
Just Curious
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Just Curious

It’s been fun playing, but cocktails and dinner await. I can play the same game of make believe tomorrow.

Saul
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Saul

LOL, Righteous Room or are you venturing to the Pink Pony? LOL!

Saul
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Saul

Taking a golf cart? LOL!

Heather
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Heather

Most people can’t afford to run, especially against Joe Gebbia.

I look forward to more promos of turning houses in Pine Hills and the surrounding areas into Airbnb’s.

Are you scared of home invasions now? Don’t worry!

Your elected rep is working hard to make sure your neighbors turn their home into an Airbnb instead of a year long rental!

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