LLCC Adopt-a-Highway Program Changes Focus for April

Title: LLCC Adopt-a-Highway Program Changes Focus for April
Description: The Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition will be participating in the national "Great American Clean-Up" this year with an organized effort to pick up trash along Cheshire Bridge Road.

Whether you love or hate this eclectic part of our city, the storefronts could definitely use some TLC from our residents. So with the help of Whole Foods Market-Briarcliff providing a meeting place and free lunch afterwards and our local Keep DeKalb Beautiful organization donating supplies, we hope to make this event a huge success. Now all we need are volunteers! If you're interested in helping, please contact Sarah Hailey at cleanup@lindberghlavista.org.

The Cheshire Bridge "Pick-Up" will be held from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 18. Please note that this litter pick up with be in lieu of our April Adopt-A-Highway event.
Start Time: 9:30
Date: 2009-04-18
End Time: 12:00

Public Safety Meeting Follow Up – Important Information!

By Jeff Rader

Commissioner Jeff Rader along with dedicated county public safety officers hosted a public safety community meeting at Peachtree Baptist Church on Monday, March 23rd in response to the recent brutal attack of a jogger on nearby Southland Vista Court. Over one hundred citizens came to hear from Deputy Chief G.R. Horner and Captain T. F. Lane, Sergeant S. Henry, MPO J. A. Obester, Detective Sergeant Fonseca, and public education specialist Janeane Hightower, Neighborhood Watch Program. Chief Assistant Solicitor-General Nicole Marchand was also in attendance. Read More

WHNA Membership Drive, Volunteers Needed

By WHNA president, Brad Grulke

I wanted to make you aware that we are doing our first annual membership drive this spring. Throughout the last few years we have had many people join the Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association. However, in order to make this association what it can be, we need more members and for our existing members to renew their membership.
The membership drive will run during April and May, culminating in a Neighborhood BBQ on Saturday May 16th. One of the main goals of our association is to become more of a community. Read More

Recap of Safety Meeting

By WHNA president, Brad Grulke

On March 23rd Commissioner Rader's office organized a public safety meeting to address concerns over increasing crime in the Briarcliff/LaVista area. Representatives from the Dekalb County police assured those attended that despite the recent jogger attack violent crime in the area has decreased 21% and property crime has decreased 15% according to their statistics. Because investigation into the March 17th attack is on going, police were able to offer few details. They are treating the incident as if it were a random act. Read More

LCI Grant Funds North Druid Hills Corridor Planning

by Jeff Rader

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

When it comes to government action, the best preventive measure is to have a plan beforehand. Otherwise, a rushed decision could require more money and time to cure the problem.

All too often, county governments make decisions in a "silo", that is, looking at only some of the relevant facts. Capital spending decisions are based on the merits of building or upgrading a specific facility. Zoning application decisions are based on the merits of a developer's proposal for a specific parcel. These decisions are often made without the benefit of a relevant and specific comprehensive plan for an area, district or county. Read More