Introductory remarks by Rob Wittenstein.
Rob welcomed all of the elected officials in the audience, including our city council members. I'm glad they didn't feel a "conflict of interest" over attending and asking questions. Let's hope that stupidity is permanently put to bed.
Introduction and remarks by Chris Carr, Georgia's Attorney General.
Comments by County Commissioner Nancy Jester
GA House Representative Tom Taylor on legislation this session, including HB58 - a proposal to allow the formation of independent school districts
Business of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award
Georgians for Local Area School Systems
Monday, January 30, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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.
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