Tonights the Night
Homeowner

Atlanta, GA

#1 Aug 6, 2012
Council meeting tonight. Everybody go. It's a chance to hold mayor and city hall accountable for city business. It's a chance to ask council to hold mayor and city hall accountable for enforcement of ordinances. Ask where's the money that city hall is suppose to be accountable for. Ask who is Luke and what does he do and how does he get to spend tax dollars. Ask Donna what she does all day. Ask where is the city mnanager the citizens voted for. Ask where is the money. Ask why the maintenance department never reports to the public how they spend millions of tax dollars. Ask why the police department can't give crime stats. Ask why the mayor solicited campaign funds from all those businesses and people outside of Doraville. Ask why the accountant does not give details of city income and expenses. Ask if city hall actually collects everything that is due before resorting to more taxes. Ask. Get some answers. Tonight the night.
sharon spangler

Loganville, GA

#2 Aug 6, 2012
Homeowner wrote:
Council meeting tonight. Everybody go. It's a chance to hold mayor and city hall accountable for city business. It's a chance to ask council to hold mayor and city hall accountable for enforcement of ordinances. Ask where's the money that city hall is suppose to be accountable for. Ask who is Luke and what does he do and how does he get to spend tax dollars. Ask Donna what she does all day. Ask where is the city mnanager the citizens voted for. Ask where is the money. Ask why the maintenance department never reports to the public how they spend millions of tax dollars. Ask why the police department can't give crime stats. Ask why the mayor solicited campaign funds from all those businesses and people outside of Doraville. Ask why the accountant does not give details of city income and expenses. Ask if city hall actually collects everything that is due before resorting to more taxes. Ask. Get some answers. Tonight the night.
I'm asking....Have you looked at the budget that was passed? That should give the answers to the money situation, shouldn't it? If not then do an ORR and ask for it. Did you atttend the Town Hall meeting? Anybody could ask anything they wanted to know about, but none of the above was asked. The mayor's campaign funds can come from anyone, doesn't have to be in the city. Go back and look at other campaign contributions..you might be surprised. Has the maintenance dept. done something to piss someone off??.... is it Bobby Pittman's turn now? Everybody should know who Luke is, but what he does other than grants and PR, I don't know???? As for Lisa, go thru city hall to set up an appt. with Lisa and ask her what you want to know. When she was at the meetings I attended, she didn't act the least bit bashful. I don't think she will stand still to be attacked about her job performance though. I wouldn't if I was her. I DO agree with you on the collecting everything that is owed to the city..that absolutely needs to be done and no more taxes. Tonight is not the night unless its on the agenda !!
So you might want to contact City Hall and be on the next agenda.
Josh

Dacula, GA

#3 Aug 6, 2012
sharon spangler wrote:
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I'm asking....Have you looked at the budget that was passed? That should give the answers to the money situation, shouldn't it? If not then do an ORR and ask for it. Did you atttend the Town Hall meeting? Anybody could ask anything they wanted to know about, but none of the above was asked. The mayor's campaign funds can come from anyone, doesn't have to be in the city. Go back and look at other campaign contributions..you might be surprised. Has the maintenance dept. done something to piss someone off??.... is it Bobby Pittman's turn now? Everybody should know who Luke is, but what he does other than grants and PR, I don't know???? As for Lisa, go thru city hall to set up an appt. with Lisa and ask her what you want to know. When she was at the meetings I attended, she didn't act the least bit bashful. I don't think she will stand still to be attacked about her job performance though. I wouldn't if I was her. I DO agree with you on the collecting everything that is owed to the city..that absolutely needs to be done and no more taxes. Tonight is not the night unless its on the agenda !!
So you might want to contact City Hall and be on the next agenda.
No offense Sharon, but the original budget that we got our hands on showed the city 600K in the red. Now suddenly we have a 66K surplus. That's not possible, everyone knows it, including the financial director and the council. Time for you to wake up! Donna Pittman is ruining this city quicker than any mayor I've seen since I've lived here.
sharon spangler

Loganville, GA

#4 Aug 6, 2012
Josh wrote:
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No offense Sharon, but the original budget that we got our hands on showed the city 600K in the red. Now suddenly we have a 66K surplus. That's not possible, everyone knows it, including the financial director and the council. Time for you to wake up! Donna Pittman is ruining this city quicker than any mayor I've seen since I've lived here.
Josh??? how long have you lived in Doraville? Which budget are you talking about? Is it online? Is it the final budget? I would think it would be against the law to 'cook the books' as someone called it???? If you know all this to be true, how come you are not contacting the appropriate people about it. How could all the figures now be wrong since when Maria was acting mayor, she "saved the city"???? Whats up with that? Yet, some of you guys re-elected her?
Homeowner

Atlanta, GA

#5 Aug 7, 2012
sharon spangler wrote:
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Josh??? how long have you lived in Doraville? Which budget are you talking about? Is it online? Is it the final budget? I would think it would be against the law to 'cook the books' as someone called it???? If you know all this to be true, how come you are not contacting the appropriate people about it. How could all the figures now be wrong since when Maria was acting mayor, she "saved the city"???? Whats up with that? Yet, some of you guys re-elected her?
Maria Alexander was an effective acting Mayor and let the sun shine on the budget, on waste of tax dollars at city hall, on incompetence at city hall, on a depleted bank account, and she rolled up her sleeves and went to work to fix problems that the current mayor only stares at. Maria saved the city in many ways. I wish Maria Alexander was sitting in the mayor's chair right now to clean up city hall and make it one everybody can be proud of. You may have planted more signs in our neighborhood than Maria, but no way have you or could you do the job Maria is doing. Just like she campaigned, she is a true public servant. There are makers and there are takers. Maria is a maker. The current mayor is a taker. I just wish Maria would talk more at council meetings about the problems and shine more light on city hall's doings.
sharon spangler

Suwanee, GA

#6 Aug 7, 2012
Homeowner wrote:
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Maria Alexander was an effective acting Mayor and let the sun shine on the budget, on waste of tax dollars at city hall, on incompetence at city hall, on a depleted bank account, and she rolled up her sleeves and went to work to fix problems that the current mayor only stares at. Maria saved the city in many ways. I wish Maria Alexander was sitting in the mayor's chair right now to clean up city hall and make it one everybody can be proud of. You may have planted more signs in our neighborhood than Maria, but no way have you or could you do the job Maria is doing. Just like she campaigned, she is a true public servant. There are makers and there are takers. Maria is a maker. The current mayor is a taker. I just wish Maria would talk more at council meetings about the problems and shine more light on city hall's doings.
First, you don't have to be a mayor of any kind to see the budget and you can decide for yourself about the waste of money???'incompetence at city hall', what did she do about that?'a depleted bank account', what did she do about that? do we now have more money because she was acting mayor for 2 months? How much money did she bring in? What problems did/has she fixed? Explain how she 'saved the city in many ways'.
Regardless of who is sitting up there in the mayor's chair, its not going to be someone that 'everybody' is going to be happy with.
No one is going to make 'a city that everybody can be proud of' for everybody. Same goes for council seats.
And for me doing the job Maria is doing or has done, you don't know that. I'm sure I could do as well as she has done or better on some things, just like anyone else can.
Maybe you need to talk to Maria about speaking out about the 'problems and shining more light on city hall's doings. I really don't think she will ever do that though. It might reflect back on what happened while she was acting mayor. I am sure there are things that happened while she was acting mayor that no one will ever know about either. Well, maybe a couple others.
Just Sayin

Atlanta, GA

#7 Aug 7, 2012
Sharon, every time you comment it shows what an ass you are and how grateful I am that you are not on council. If you were, we would be spiraling down faster than we are now, if that is possible.

Keep up the posts! Gives us fodder to use against you next time you make a feeble attempt to take part in city government.
sharon spangler

Suwanee, GA

#8 Aug 7, 2012
Just Sayin wrote:
Sharon, every time you comment it shows what an ass you are and how grateful I am that you are not on council. If you were, we would be spiraling down faster than we are now, if that is possible.
Keep up the posts! Gives us fodder to use against you next time you make a feeble attempt to take part in city government.
Hmmmmm....must have touched a nerve. Sorry about that, but not sorry about what I have said. You don't want to know the truth about anything that is going on. You show what kind of person you are by not signing your name to your asinine posts. Doesn't matter what anyone says, you are going to change it anyway to suit your purpose. Don't worry about what I am doing or going to do. You are not going to be happy regardless....
Just Sayin

Atlanta, GA

#9 Aug 7, 2012
every wonder why I get the positive "judge" signs and you get all the "nuts?"
sharon spangler

Suwanee, GA

#10 Aug 7, 2012
Just Sayin wrote:
every wonder why I get the positive "judge" signs and you get all the "nuts?"
No, as a matter of fact I don't spend a lot of time 'wondering' about anything you have to say or any of the 'judge' signs...its you and your little buddy judging each others comments...
How can anybody take you seriously about anything when you won't/don't sign your name? That says a lot about a person !!!
Just Sayin

Atlanta, GA

#11 Aug 7, 2012
No, it's been said before and obviously didn't sink in (not surprised). With your history of hateful retaliation (and your slimey buddies), some of us just don't want to be subjected to that...pure and simple. So we choose to put the facts out there for other folks to judge. All they have to do is pay attention or ask questions and they will see the validity of our complaints.

And don't drag this out asking me to go into detail. I have expended enough energy on you today.
sharon spangler

Suwanee, GA

#12 Aug 7, 2012
Just Sayin wrote:
No, it's been said before and obviously didn't sink in (not surprised). With your history of hateful retaliation (and your slimey buddies), some of us just don't want to be subjected to that...pure and simple. So we choose to put the facts out there for other folks to judge. All they have to do is pay attention or ask questions and they will see the validity of our complaints.
And don't drag this out asking me to go into detail. I have expended enough energy on you today.
If I want to know something, believe me when I tell you that I would not believe anything you were to 'try' to tell me. I would go to the source and ask for proof. Retaliation, I don't think so..its Karma and she can be a bitch, can't she? Which 'slimey' buddies are you talking about so I can be sure to let them know. You putting out the facts? Hardly..you only put part of the facts and the rest is totally untrue..folks can judge for themselves alright...they just need to be told the whole truth..not just what you want it to be. What are you afraid of? Use your real name.
Are you at the library?
Doravillian

Athens, GA

#13 Aug 8, 2012
Did you see the article in the Dekalb Champion for a proposal of a redevelopement plan?
Now it says that Donna and Luke have two drafts for a "plan".
I read this and wondered why these two losers are developing a plan now.
They haven't done anything for Doraville thus far, and I doubt they will do anything in the future.

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