Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The placeholder bill, submitted Monday by Dunwoody state Sen. Fran Millar, excises a large portion of Tucker from the Lakeside City Alliance's previous map.
The Lakeside City Alliance finally had its own placeholder cityhood bill submitted to the state legislature Monday, but it arrives with one significant change – it's got less Tucker in it. The alliance announced the bill's filing at a contentious cityhood meeting hosted by DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer at Tucker Middle School on Monday evening. Dunwoody state Sen. Fran Millar filed the bill hours after Decatur state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver filed another placeholder cityhood bill dedicated to residents of the Druid Hills and Briarcliff areas. But the Lakeside City Alliance's new map excises much of Tucker from the proposal, including the Main Street Tucker area that was previously part of it. The alliance's last map included a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer says absolutely not.
The position of county CEO has for years been on shaky ground in DeKalb County. Sitting CEO Burrell Ellis has faced questions about the position's necessity in the past and successfully fended them off. But after the district attorney raided Ellis' home as part of an investigation into the county's watershed operations last month, local media and elected officials have questioned whether it might be worth pushing to eliminate the position once and for all. DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer, a long-time critic of the CEO position, said she still supported its elimination Tuesday. "This form of government doesn't work," she said. "I'm in my 21st year [as a commissioner], it does not work. We're not the federal government…
Monday, August 6, 2012
A man who owns the Web domain for a former website for Commissioner Elaine Boyer posted an endorsement for Larry Danese on the old site on election day July 31.
If you clicked on a link to DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer's website on election night last week and found yourself staring at an endorsement for her challenger, your computer wasn't malfunctioning. A former website for the District 1 commissioner carried an endorsement of her primary challenger Larry Danese – who she trounced in the July 31 primary – with the line: "Replace Elaine Boyer" and "It's Time for Better Representation." Danese posted a note on his website on election night, saying the endorsement was the work of a web designer, Dave Carlson, who has worked for Boyer and owns the old website domain. Danese said he played no role in the site change. "A website designer who formerly worked for Elaine Boyer has revised one …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The DeKalb County commissioner handily defeated GOP challenger Larry Danese in Tuesday's primary.
Elaine Boyer, a long-standing veteran of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat, defeated her only GOP challenger Tuesday. Boyer trounced Larry Danese in the Republican primary, taking more than 75 percent of the vote, according to preliminary returns. Out of 13,363 votes counted early Wednesday morning, Boyer had 10,178. More than 5,000 absentee votes had yet to be counted, but Boyer appeared headed toward certain victory. And since she has no Democratic challengers in the November general election, her primary victory will stand. Boyer ran on a platform of fiscal and governmental conservatism, saying she has voted against millage rate increases for 20 years and worked to reduce the size of DeKalb County's government. …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Lawmakers to hear concerns Monday on transportation and redistricting.
Stan Watson (D-Super Dist. 7) and Elaine Boyer (R-Dist. 1) will hold the second of three planned Super District 7 town-hall meetings tonight to discuss redistricting and the proposed Georgia 2020 Transportation Act (HB277). The meeting has been set for 7pm - 8:30pm at Tucker–Reid H. Cofer Library at 5234 LaVista Rd. Speakers will include state Sens. Steve Henson (D-Dist. 41) and Fran Millar (R-Dist. 40), House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Dist. 84) and House Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Dist. 82), and DeKalb County Public Works Director Ted Rhinehart. “The purpose of these town hall meetings is to inform and educate my constituents of the potential impact that redistricting and the transportation reinvestment act may have. These are some very…
Monday, July 11, 2011
The District 1 commissioner said she is upset with Burrell Ellis because his office has not separated the county's police budget from the rest of the county budget, making it more politically vulnerable.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The following letter from DeKalb County's District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer was sent to county CEO Burrell Ellis today. There aren't enough words for me to express my disappointment and astonishment at your mid-year budget proposal for DeKalb County. There are many reasons ranging from estimated revenue to expenditures. But what I would specifically like to address in this letter today zeroes in on the most critical role in county government – public safety. You have utterly failed to abide by legislation adopted by the General Assembly this year to separate out the levy for DeKalb Police Services in a Special Tax District – a fund designated to protect the most vital service this county provides its citizens. In all its wisdom, the …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
After months of anticipation, the chicken sandwich restaurant opened Thursday morning to a legion of fans who camped overnight for the chance to win free food.
Chick-fil-A on LaVista Road in Northlake opened this morning at 6am to a legion of commuters and fans who camped overnight for the chance to win a year of free food. North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch contributor Tom Doolittle was there and took a few snapshots of the opening, which included appearances by some local leaders including DeKalb County Police Chief William O'Brien and District 1 County Commissioner Elaine Boyer. Patch also had a videographer and contributor John Awtrey there as well, so expect a video from him tomorrow morning.