Brookhaven, GA, July 19, 2017 — by Trey Benton — The City of Brookhaven’s website is full of information – some easy to find and some, not so much. But for residents who are interested in how those who are elected to represent them vote on City business, as well as votes made by those they appoint, for the most part, there is a way.
If you go here on the City’s website, you will see all of the Boards and Commissions the City Council has created, as well as those created by virtue of the City Charter. Some of the Boards and Commissions don’t actually “vote” per se, but most do, and residents can see how each individual member ultimately “speaks” on their behalf.
Once you land on the “Boards+” page, you will see the individual names of those who serve (see Fig. 1). The names appear in a blue-ish color. This is a hyperlink to their individual voting “stats” (see Fig. 2). We’ve used Mayor Ernst’s voting record for illustrative purposes only.
In addition to their voting record, site visitors can also see the representative’s attendance record for each of the Boards or the Commissions on which they serve. The example above shows Mayor Ernst has been present at 100% of the City Council Meetings and 100% of the Brookhaven Finance Corporation Meetings. It is displayed in percentages. Again, the link is here.