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Facebook Page Seeks Recall of Atlanta School Board

Facebook Page Seeks Recall of Atlanta School Board

ATLANTA -- You knew it had to happen.

Someone has created a Facebook page aimed at recalling members of the Atlanta School Board.

The page was launched Tuesday night, just hours after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put Atlanta Public Schools' accreditation on probation due to the political bickering of a "dysfunctional" board.

The first post on the Facebook recall page is supposedly from a parent with two children in Atlanta public schools who writes, "it is my desire to build support for my children and many others in demanding that the board immediately resign or otherwise step down."

Meanwhile, the battle continues over whether the board should fight back or comply with recommendations from SACS to save their accreditation.

Fulton County Zoning Information Meeting Rescheduled

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Fulton County Communications)

The Fulton County Department of Environment and Community Development has decided to postpone the Community Zoning Information Meeting (CZIM) that was planned for Thursday, January 13, 2011 because of the inclement weather conditions.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the South Service Center (5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Community Zoning Board Meeting which begins at 7:00 PM. 

The purpose of the CZIM is to foster communication between zoning applicants and the community. The rescheduling of the CZIM is deemed to be the best course of action to insure our citizens do not miss this important meeting opportunity.  If you have additional questions please contact Morgan Ellington at 404-612-8049 or Randy Beck at 404-612-8053.

Fulton County Government to Resume Normal Operations- Delayed Opening of 10:00 a.m.

Fulton County Government to Resume Normal Operations- Delayed Opening of 10:00 a.m.

Atlanta, GA-- (Fulton County Govmt.)

Fulton County Government will resume normal operations today.  Due to inclement weather, all facilities will have a delayed opening of 10:00 a.m. While we expect to resume normal operations with a delayed opening, we ask that employees take every caution for their safe travel.

 

Information on Fulton County operations is available to employees via their email, Fulco News, the county website and through media outlet reports. They may also call the Customer Service line at (404)612-4000 for an update. 

 

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Swearing-In Ceremony

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Swearing-In Ceremony

Atlanta, GA--  The Fulton County Board of Commissioners took their oath of office this morning at a ceremony that was open to the public at the Fulton County Government Center's Assembly Hall.

Fulton County is governed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners. Five commissioners are elected by geographic district and two are elected countywide, including the chair.

The board consists of:

John H. Eaves, Chairman, District 1 (at-large)

Robert L. “Robb” Pitts, District 2 (at-large)

Liz Hausmann, District 3

Tom Lowe, District 4

Emma I. Darnell, District 5

Joan P. Garner, District 6

William “Bill” Edwards, District 7

Public Input on Campbellton Rd./Cascade Corridor Needed

Public Input on Campbellton Rd./Cascade Corridor Needed

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by City Hall)  Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottom (District 11) and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning will seek public input on the proposed zoning changes along the Campbellton Road corridor. 

The Campbellton?Cascade Corridors Redevelopment Plan calls for the transformation of Campbellton Road from an automobile?oriented corridor with isolated land uses into a pedestrian?friendly, mixed?use neighborhood.

Two public meetings have been scheduled for the general public to have an opportunity to express their views on the proposed zoning changes:

December 7th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2755 Campbellton Road, S.W.

December 13th

6:00 p.m.

Lewis' Statement that Allegations are False that the Congressman Endorsed Rothenberg for Superior Ct

Atlanta, GA--  In response to inaccurate reports that Congressman John Lewis endorsed Michael Rothenberg in the November 30th run-off election for DeKalb County Superior Court, Congressman Lewis issued the following statement:

“I do not know Michael Rothenberg,” said Congressman Lewis.  “I only met him on one occasion when he walked in my campaign open house.  I have never agreed to endorse or support Michael Rothenberg or any other candidate for judge in DeKalb County.”

Public Invited to Attend Fulton County Meeting to Discuss Transportaion Needs and Solutions

Atlanta, GA-- (submitted by Fulton County Government) The Fulton County Department of Public Works will hold two upcoming public meetings to discuss transportation needs and potential enhancements for the unincorporated areas of Fulton County, as a result of the passage of House Bill 277.

The first meeting takes place on Monday, November 29, 2010 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road College Park, Georgia 30349.   

The second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. ending at 8:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library, located at 3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30331.

The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to provide input on transportation needs.

For more information please contact Antonio Valenzuela, Transportation Planning Administrator at (404) 612-0520.