Thursday, February 28, 2013
The county is working toward building a better structure for getting permits, the District 5 commissioner said during a discussion on economic development at the "Soul of DeKalb - Reflections of Our Progress" event.
District 5 Commissioner Lee May was one of five panelists who spoke about economic development in the county at fellow board member Stan Watson's "Soul of DeKalb - Reflections of Our Progress" Wednesday night at Southwest DeKalb High School. May, the presiding officer of the board of commissioners, whose district includes Lithonia and some of Stone Mountain, addressed the county's permitting process -- which has come under scrutiny -- as well as zoning. "In terms of getting just basic permits, whether on the residential side or the commercial side, is like an act of Congress. You can see how good Congress is acting right now," May said. But he offered some hope that things will change so that businesses "have a smooth transition into …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The incumbent blew past other candidates in Tuesday's primary.
DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May of District 5 received 13,305 votes, or 67.79 percent of the total 19,626, to breeze past the competition for his seat in Tuesday's primary. With all precincts reporting, the incumbent was the clear victor for District 5, which includes parts of unincorporated Stone Mountain and Lithonia. The results for the candidates were as follows: Gina Mangham, 12.65 percent; Ken Samuel, 13.25 percent; Andre R. White, 6.31 percent. You may also enjoy reading: Election 2012: County Commission Districts 4 and 5
Monday, July 30, 2012
Who will voters choose to represent them in DeKalb County Commission districts four and five? Here are the choices.
The hot-button issue on Tuesday's ballot may be TSPLOST, but there are also races specifically pertinent to folks in the Stone Mountain-Redan area. The following are contenders, listed alphabetically, for DeKalb County Board of Commissioners districts four and five (see attached PDF maps of each district) and brief information about the candidates from their respective websites: District 4 Steve Bradshaw, sales executive Masters Degree in Public Administration; Adjunct Professor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Website: www.bradshawfordekalb.com Clyburn Halley, Grantville Ga. police chief Masters Degree, Public Administration from Georgia Law Enforcement Command College (Columbus State University, …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Several attend town hall meeting at Salem-Panola library to hear latest news from commissioners about rail transportation in South DeKalb.
During a recent town hall meeting at the Salem-Panola library, DeKalb County Commissioners Stan Watson and Larry Johnson announced that the Atlanta Roundtable Executive Committee, through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has allotted $225 million to fund bus stations from Indian Creek to Wesley Chapel. During the 2010 session, the Georgia Legislature adopted HB277 and the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable was formed as a result. The I-20 rail corridor project is one of several transportation projects being considered by the Roundtable. According to the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, “elected officials in each of the state's 12 regions will develop a list of projects to be funded by a one percent sales tax. Georgians…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The free Family Fun Day will be held Sunday at Bransby YMCA.
Commissioner Lee May, in conjunction with Project A.R.M., will be hosting the fourth annual DeKalb Family Fun Day scheduled at the Bransby Outdoor YMCA Sunday, August 7, from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Organizers have planned a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, wall climbing, basketball, face painting, moon walks, paddle boating and tennis clinics. Health screenings and free food will be offered in addition to the activities. Last year’s Family Fun Day attracted more than 3,500 attendees. Organizers of the event also collected hundreds of new school supplies and donated them to DeKalb County educators. This year, Youth V.I.B.E, a United Way Community Partner which provides free academic …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
A plan that DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May says could "really transform" the Hidden Hills area for the better, via parks, sidewalks and stricter building rules, is heading to the DeKalb County Planning Commission.
A plan that DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May says could "really transform" the Hidden Hills area for the better, via better green space and stricter building rules, is heading to the DeKalb County Planning Commission. It's expected to come before May's Commission for final approval as early as September. This area "has been a real asset to DeKalb over the decades," May told a July 26 county commission meeting, but added, "we're seeing deterioration [and] vacancies." The Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District would cover a rough rectangle bordered by Covington Highway, South Hairston Road, Redan Road and Panola Road. Lee said it includes some 1,500 to 1,700 houses. In commercial areas, the goal is safer buildings, fewer alleys, more …