Senator Fran Millar tweeted a link to the following, which he posted on Facebook. It appears to be intended as a letter to the editor of the AJC, though we’ll help him disperse the information here as well.
I can not understand why DeKalb CEO Ellis stated that the creation of a new city did not result in a tax savings for our citizens.
The proposed millage rate for the City of Brookhaven is about one half what DeKalb County charges for “similar” services. Furthermore, Dunwoody’s millage rate is even less.
I understand that like our President, CEO Ellis as well as Commissioner Gannon, believe in big government. DeKalb had a 26 percent tax increase last year. If this wasn’t an election year, then the citizens probably would have seen another tax increase. Good luck next year unincorporated DeKalb.
Dunwoody has run a surplus since its creation and I believe Brookhaven can do likewise. Furthermore, Dunwoody now has regular police patrol and a road paving program.
There will always be some personality clashes in any form of government. However, all government does not have to demonstrate a tax and spend philosophy like DeKalb.
Vote Yes for the City of Brookhaven – lower taxes and dependable services.
Senator Fran Millar