What a Novel Concept

Via 11 Alive, Lee Mays speaks on his first week as DeKalb County CEO:

May told 11Alive News that he plans to begin winning back DeKalb residents’ trust by performing “the basic things that people pay their taxes for,” such as filling potholes, picking up trash and making sure police respond when they are called.

“I think as we continue to do what we’ve been called to do as county government, they will begin to have that trust restored,” he said.

Good luck!


  1. gcp says:

    Also commend May for ending the 24 hour police presence at the Ellis home. Perhaps Ellis can hire the recently suspended Clayton PD chief to provide security but then again he would have to pay him so I don’t guess that would work.

    • gcp says:

      Dekalb should privatize sanitation but it won’t mainly because sanitation workers would scream loudly.

    • analogkid says:

      I honestly have no idea how much DeKalb spends on trash collection, but I can tell you it is one of the best things about living in DeKalb. They’ll pick up anything and the recycling program is top notch. Best of all, unlike my parents’ McMansion neighborhood in Gwinnett, (at most) only one truck roars through the neighborhood per day.

      If you have numbers to show that DeKalb is spending too much, I’d love to see them.

      • Charlie says:

        From the very brief time I lived in DeKalb several years ago, I would say the response time of the garbage trucks was superb. The police department? Not so much.

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