Doraville Balanced Budget??????

Doraville Balanced Budget??????

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Karma Grave

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jun 26, 2012
Did anyone notice that although the city has a full time mayor there is a proposed city manager position to start sometime in the 2012-2013 fiscal year?
Check out the proposed budget on the city's website and ask yourself.. Is the city in debt? What is the bond administration and should there be debt service as an expense somewhere in the proposed budget?
Bob

Lithonia, GA

#2 Jun 26, 2012
Karma Grave wrote:
Did anyone notice that although the city has a full time mayor there is a proposed city manager position to start sometime in the 2012-2013 fiscal year?
Check out the proposed budget on the city's website and ask yourself.. Is the city in debt? What is the bond administration and should there be debt service as an expense somewhere in the proposed budget?
The budget is not "balanced". On the mayor's orders funds were moved around and basically the "books were cooked". The thing about the city manager coming in before the mayor is reduced to part time is pretty simple - it's our only hope of survival. The damage done in the past 6 months is midn boggling. Even more mind boggling is that the council majority allowd it to happen.
Doravillian

Athens, GA

#3 Jun 28, 2012
I had an interesting conversation with a Dekalb County official and he said all those Doraville people eventually will be working for minimum wage.
Voter Too

Buford, GA

#4 Jul 10, 2012
Karma Grave wrote:
Did anyone notice that although the city has a full time mayor there is a proposed city manager position to start sometime in the 2012-2013 fiscal year?
Check out the proposed budget on the city's website and ask yourself.. Is the city in debt? What is the bond administration and should there be debt service as an expense somewhere in the proposed budget?
Yes, I noticed that. No doubt the city would do well with a city manager, but it must be someone who has experience and is very strong minded enough to let the public know that he knows his business. Just having a college piece of paper is not good enough. And just because he might be 'friends' with some of the citizens or present contracted employees is definitely not good enough either. This city is on a teeter totter and it could go either way depending on who we get for a city manager. There are at least 3 council people who want to jump the gun and hire a city manager right away. That is not what the citizens voted on. Doraville cannot afford a city manager right now as they are not going to get one for the $70,000 when a city like Commerce is needing one and willing to pay %125,000. Doraville better get a grip. Wake up and smell the coffee. The mayor needs to stand up and let the citizens know what she is doing and that she knows what she is doing.(if she does?)She is the Mayor, CEO of Doraville at least for now.
Seriously

Atlanta, GA

#5 Aug 13, 2012
Bob wrote:
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The budget is not "balanced". On the mayor's orders funds were moved around and basically the "books were cooked". The thing about the city manager coming in before the mayor is reduced to part time is pretty simple - it's our only hope of survival. The damage done in the past 6 months is midn boggling. Even more mind boggling is that the council majority allowd it to happen.
Very sad and very wrong for council to go along. Seriously. The city won't hang on to the new accountant very long. Bet she's looking for another job already "closer to home". Anyone with half a brain and professional ethics won't stay under this mayor's thumb very long. Good luck to this lady. She needs it. Seriously.
Josh

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Aug 13, 2012
Seriously wrote:
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Very sad and very wrong for council to go along. Seriously. The city won't hang on to the new accountant very long. Bet she's looking for another job already "closer to home". Anyone with half a brain and professional ethics won't stay under this mayor's thumb very long. Good luck to this lady. She needs it. Seriously.
Professional ethics were already violated when a 600K in the red budget suddenly turned into a 66K surplus in a matter of days. How does that happen? It doesn't!
Doravillian

Athens, GA

#7 Aug 13, 2012
Haven't you heard, they plan to sell the library property to a Chinese restaurant.
huh

Atlanta, GA

#8 Oct 3, 2012
Karma Grave wrote:
Did anyone notice that although the city has a full time mayor there is a proposed city manager position to start sometime in the 2012-2013 fiscal year?
Check out the proposed budget on the city's website and ask yourself.. Is the city in debt? What is the bond administration and should there be debt service as an expense somewhere in the proposed budget?
There might be a full time position but there ain't no full time mayor and you need to go to meetings every now and then to see for yourself why the city needs a city manager and it better happen quick.
Deb

Atlanta, GA

#9 Oct 23, 2012
Karma Grave wrote:
Did anyone notice that although the city has a full time mayor there is a proposed city manager position to start sometime in the 2012-2013 fiscal year?
Check out the proposed budget on the city's website and ask yourself.. Is the city in debt? What is the bond administration and should there be debt service as an expense somewhere in the proposed budget?
Doraville has never had a mayor competent to lead and manage the city. Not before. Not now. That's why the majority of council is persistent in making sure a competent city manager is hired for Doraville. Go to the council meetings. Get informed. See for yourself. Every city around Doraville is successful. Doraville will never be successful with the bunch that fills up city hall right now.
James

Roswell, GA

#10 Oct 23, 2012
Deb wrote:
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Doraville has never had a mayor competent to lead and manage the city. Not before. Not now. That's why the majority of council is persistent in making sure a competent city manager is hired for Doraville. Go to the council meetings. Get informed. See for yourself. Every city around Doraville is successful. Doraville will never be successful with the bunch that fills up city hall right now.
Everyone but Trudy Dean needs to go immediately, that's just the truth. As for the city manager thing, they've turned the charter resolution over to Cecil McClendon. That means it will never be done in time for the legislative session in January, and if it is ready it will be filled with so many loopholes and "open to interpretation" phrases that it will be useless. Between the attorney, Joe Cooley, the mayor, stupid council decisions and Halpern, we're pretty much screwed.
Big Al

Atlanta, GA

#11 Dec 11, 2012
Deb wrote:
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Doraville has never had a mayor competent to lead and manage the city. Not before. Not now. That's why the majority of council is persistent in making sure a competent city manager is hired for Doraville. Go to the council meetings. Get informed. See for yourself. Every city around Doraville is successful. Doraville will never be successful with the bunch that fills up city hall right now.
Deb, post some more.

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