Welcome, Dunwoody Crier readers!
The map you saw in the newspaper on January 10 is available online here:
It includes a filterable legend to the different types of operations and where confirmed complaints were noted.
- This map and the research going into it are not a full time job although I was a full-time database administrator at one time and that's where the skills came from.
- The data is as accurate as I could get it but I am not making any guarantees. Information is changing and becoming available day by day.
- Each marker has some additional information. Commentary is my personal opinion.
- This map still only represents a fraction of the home business community. Everything here was verified via a public record. There are many more out there (like MLMs, self-employed neighborhood professionals, etc) who operate by word of mouth and utilize the municipal code's many loopholes to work as part and parcel of our residential community.
- Actual extent of customer contact is unknown. Many business operators do so with the tacit blessing of each and every one of our seven city council members. That fact was not brought out last night. You're welcome.
- Dunwoody is not now and has never been a "bedroom community". That vision is a fiction and is therefore - unsustainable. Home businesses, including those with customers and employees, are a significant, organic, and vibrant part of our livable community and make significant contributions to our tax base at both municipal and county levels.
Questions are welcome. Vitriol and denial are not.