10/04/11 5:04 pm
The primary mission of government is to protect the “health, safety and welfare” of its constituents, so the good health of DeKalb County’s citizens should be one of the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) highest priorities. That’s what makes the BOC’s September 13, 2011 decision to vote down a proposal to ban smoking in all public places, including parks and all businesses, disheartening.
Read more … Smoking Vote a Disappointment
07/22/11 8:24 am
It was a classic example of being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
In the last official meeting of the Board of Commissioners (BOC) before the July 15 deadline to finalize DeKalb County's millage rate, I was asked to vote on a mid-year budget proposal.
Read more … Making the Tough Call
02/17/11 10:18 pm
The county's budget process, as discussed in recent updates, has made incremental improvements this year. The process is still a work in progress in order to become transparent and responsive to DeKalb County citizens.
Read more … Commissioner Rader Update
01/23/11 8:41 pm
One of my recurring themes has been the need to improve the process, not just the outcome, for preparing the county's annual operating budget. Last month, I discussed a resolution passed by the Board of Commissioners outlining its priorities for the 2011 budget.
Read more … Administration's Proposal a Step Forward
12/20/10 9:58 pm
Here are some topics of interest from recent DeKalb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetings:
• Hotel/Motel Tax
• Noise Ordinance
Read more … Commissioner Rader Digest