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Good Growth DeKalb has been awarded 501c3 status from the Internal Revenue Service!

Your contribution to Good Growth DeKalb now is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations must be received by Good Growth DeKalb on or before December 31, 2014 to be deductible in the 2014 tax year.  Please don’t wait! We ask you to make your tax-deductible gift now.


ZONING CODE VOTE DELAYED UNTIL JANUARY 13 – BUT WE NEED TO ACT NOW

The Community Task Force on the Zoning Code Update (CTF) is a group of DeKalb County citizens who have spent many months working with the county and community organizations on the new zoning code. Good Growth DeKalb is represented on the CTF and supports the CTF recommendations. 

The CTF has focused on strengthening the voice of the communities and neighborhoods in zoning decisions. However, the proposed code presently favors developers and county staff, and makes the citizens’ right of appeal complicated and extremely difficult.

Here are the CTF recommendations: summary | full document 

Euclidean (300px-height)We urge you to contact your commissioners by and push them to stand up for these recommendations:

For specific questions, please contact Bruce MacGregor at Brucemac@earthlink.net or Betty Blondeau at betty_blondeau@bellsouth.net.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

GOOD GROWTH DEKALB MONTHLY MEETINGS

Tuesday, October 13, November 11 and December 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
611 Medlock Road, Decatur 30033 (map)

Find out the latest news, hear great speakers, and more!


DEKALB COUNTY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PED) COMMITTEE MEETING

TBA
Manuel Maloof Building, 5th Floor, All Purpose Room

Join us and see the PED committee’s agenda, hear what the committee is considering, learn about important issues affecting the county and, importantly, let the committee know that we are involved and counting on them to make smart, informed decisions that benefit their constituency.


countymapDEKALB GOVERNMENT TASK FORCE MEETING
Wednesday, October 8 @ 6:00 p.m.
Manuel Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
(Free parking in county deck across the street)

The whole committee meetings are televised and can be viewed on DeKalb’s television channel 23. There also is opportunity for public comment at the meetings. See the full meeting schedule.

Good Growth DeKalb does not have an official position on the various cityhood efforts, however, we do strive to be informed. To that end, Good Growth DeKalb has been attending the meetings of DeKalb County CEO Lee May’s DeKalb Government Operations Task Force, which explores issues of cityhood, annexation and governance of DeKalb County.


DO YOU THINK DEKALB COUNTY IS IN NEED OF REFORM?

Blueprint DeKalb is a citizens group seeking to reform DeKalb government, in particular regarding ethics, operations, elections, government structure and infrastructure funding. You can get involved:


WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

ImageProxy.mvcThanks to an outpouring of generosity from people like you, our legal bill has dropped below $10,000! 

For more than two years, Good Growth DeKalb worked diligently to fend off the Walmart at Suburban Plaza.

While we were ultimately unsuccessful in our efforts, we have made a substantial difference for our community, none more important than letting our collective voice be heard!

Please consider making a gift of $50, $100, $500 or more today. We have monthly giving options available tooThank you!


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