Duany/Dunham-Jones Lecture and Book Signing at Holy Trinity in Decatur

Title: Duany/Dunham-Jones Lecture and Book Signing at Holy Trinity in Decatur
Location: Holy Trinity Church ( 515 East Ponce de Leon Avenue ) in Decatur
Description: Per Commissioner Jeff Rader:

Recently the Atlanta Regional Commission awarded a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning grant to DeKalb County Commission District 2 to study transportation and development issues in the North Druid Hills Corridor from
Buford Highway
Clairmont Road
. As you know, this corridor serves some of the region’s most desirable neighborhoods, but also carries heavy commuter traffic, and is the target of many redevelopment proposals. The planning grant (and the project funding that can follow it) is an important resource for exploring development options and alleviating transportation problems. As we prepare for the study to begin, I\'d like to invite you an event of interest to us all.

On April 16, 2009, from 5:30-8:00pm Georgia Tech Professor Ellen Dunham Jones and Architect Andres Duany will speak at Holy Trinity Church (515 East Ponce de Leon Avenue) in Decatur. The event is free and open to the public.

The future of close-in suburban areas like ours is a topic of intensive research and creative effort in the planning and design community, and our speakers are in the forefront of that effort. Andres Duany, a leader in the New Urbanism movement, recently led design studios for a group of six sites in the region, including one in Toco Hills. Ellen Dunham Jones, Associate Professor and Director of Architecture Research at Georgia Institute of Technology, has just completed the new book Retrofitting Suburbia, which is included in the March 18 TIME Magazine article: “10 Ideas Changing the World”.
Our LCI effort will be a locally focused and data-intensive study over the summer and fall, with frequent community meetings and consultant support. To participate effectively, we can become more knowledgeable about the problems that confront us and strategies to address them. This event can help us to achieve that goal. So I hope you will join me in welcoming these notable planners to District 2 at Holy Trinity Church on April 16, 2009 at 5:30PM, for a thought provoking lecture.
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2009-04-16
End Time: 20:00

Public Safety Community Meeting 3/23 @7pm, Peachtree Baptist Church

Title: Public Safety Community Meeting 3/23 @7pm, Peachtree Baptist Church
Location: Fellowship Hall of Peachtree Baptist Church located at 2108 Briarcliff Road
Description: From commissioner Jeff Rader:

A recent crime at the corner of
Southland Vista Court
Briarcliff Road
has prompted our office to organize a public safety meeting. Commissioner Jeff Rader along with key representatives from the DeKalb County Police Department will hold a community meeting to address specifics relating to this crime and provide information about crime statistics/mapping for the area, as well as provide information on the Neighborhood Watch program.

Please join us Monday, March 23rd at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall of Peachtree Baptist Church located at
2108 Briarcliff Road.

For more information, please contact :

Jeff Rader, Commissioner

DeKalb County, District 2
phone 404-371-2863
fax 404-371-7004

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-03-23

Jogger attacked on Briarcliff

Per an AJC Article today:

DeKalb County police have increased patrols around the normally staid Briarcliff and LaVista road area following a 7 a.m. stabbing Tuesday of a woman out for a morning jog.
The 54-year-old woman was exercising on Southland Vista Court at Briarcliff, just south of LaVista in the Briar Vista area, when she was attacked and stabbed "multiple times," DeKalb police spokeswoman Bettina Durant said.

Police have canvassed the neighborhood for clues and have reached out to the community for help, Durant said. Durant would not identify the woman. WSB-TV identified her as Kim Ellen Tunkle, according to her brother Richard Tunkle.
Durant did not provide a description of the attacker.
According to police, a passerby this morning heard the woman cry for help and called 911 while assisting her.
The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition, Durant said.

If you have any information or noticed anything unusual this morning, please contact the police immediately.

WHNA General Assembly Meeting

Title: WHNA General Assembly Meeting
Location: Peachtree Baptist Church 2108 Briarcliff Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329
Description: WHNA General Assembly Meeting at Peachtree Baptist Church, on the corner of Briarcliff and Lavista roads. All residents are encouraged to attend.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-04-16
End Time: 20:30

SR 400/I-85 Connector Ramp

Title: SR 400/I-85 Connector Ramp
Location: Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Description: GDOT To Hold Public Information Open House for Proposed SR 400/I-85 Connector Ramp Project
Public Information Open House for SR 400/I-85 Connector Ramp Project

February 26, 2009 4:00-7:00pm

Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

LLCC has learned that GDOT plans to hold a Public Information Open House (PIOH) regarding the proposed SR 400/I-85 Connector Ramp Project. This project will directly impact our coalition neighborhoods.

Brad Grulke, president WHNA.
(404) 290-4056
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2009-02-26
End Time: 19:00