Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Commissioners Rule Recorders Court Slum Area

We have got to be kidding right? In order to spend 36 million dollars in borrowed stimulus money on a revamped Recorders Court building, and a new North Precinct building, the commissioners in their infinite wisdom, has decided to designate the area around Recorders Court as a slum area.

The backdoor things they will do to build yet another building where they can display their names as the ruling class.

Why can't they use their genius to end furlough days and get our pay where it was before 2010? Have they forgotten they have cut our pay and increased the pay of their staff?

And what does this say about the citizens that appear in Recorders Court? They are equal to slum tenants?

In that case, all slum tenants, because of their economic situation, can't really afford a high price traffic citation. So we should do the charitable thing and just give them a warning.

The madness continues!

Read more here.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is just more proof that the BOC can care less about Public Safety employees. Surrounding Counties and even the Dekalb School Board are working to restore employee pay and end furloughs, while our BOC are adding furlough days and lying about Slum Property in order to exploit Federal Funds. We are fighting a fight within the Department with favortism, poor leadership, and head hunters, as well as the Criminals on the BOC. Can it get any worse around this hell hole. Well I hope the new Chief and Wiz Miller enjoy their large salary and new cars because what comes around goes around you both will get yours in the end. I cant believe you can sleep at night and let this go on without at least explaining to your employees why you are not fighting for them.

Anonymous said...

Are you kiding me!!!!!!, Officers are getting their pay hammered by the BOC, and our command staff is tied up writting new policy about who GROWN men and women can date. Is it really that important who dates who, come on im over 40 years old and single, I wish someone would try to tell me who I can date. So does this apply to females dating females as well????? What is the difference between dating and hanging out with friends at your Precinct. Come on help us fight the real fight not b.s.......

Anonymous said...

Sandy Springs did the same thing to get federal dollars. "Old money" in the area saw their properties instantly decline in value and raised hell. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Anonymous said...

Keep these idiots away from our pension.

Anonymous said...

A new recorders court building will not fix the MASSIVE problems( incompetent and disfunctional inner working of the court). Here is an idea, waste more money and do another study that they seem not to go by when the results come out on what to fix.
What a joke!

LoFlyer said...

I can not adequately express my true feelings on this issue, this is 100 percent wrong, unethical and stupid to boot. 36 million, and how will the Camp Circle complex be improved appreciably from a designated “slum”? It’s not a slum in the first place. It is a light industrial complex supporting DeKalb government operations. Recorders Court is not a “blighted community” but a DeKalb government entity. If the DeKalb BOC has designated Recorder Court as a “slum” is not the DeKalb BOC “slum-lords”?

Recorders Court is merely overcrowded. This can easily be fixed by renovating the old Juvenile Court for like 5 million dollars. Meanwhile the Callaway building is falling apart due to no maintenance, My guys at IT are doing their best to hold things together under extremely poor conditions.

Take one look at Recorders Court and the Callaway building, which building is overcrowded while the other is truly fracked up. If DeKalb Recorders Court ”slum” facilities were to fail, DeKalb government would be merely inconveinced and probably shift RC operations temporarily to the old Juvenile Court building. If the Callaway building goes down, the county will simply quit operating. No computers, no phones and no work completed. 911 and police would still work, they have a redundant network and servers.

What got me banned from the CEO’s office was that I requested his staff to ask the CEO to tour DeKalb County facilities and fix them. The reply I got back from the staff was that the CEO was going to work with local business leaders and forge an alliance to fix the county problems. I thought this was total BS but kept my thoughts to myself. In fact the CEO did forge several new business alliances, two county contracts for ambulance and emergency services were canceled and rewarded to business’s directly contracting with the CEO’s former campaign manager.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the DeKalb CEO and BOC are corrupt. The facts are there for all to see. DeKalb policy states no employee raises. Who gets raises? The CEO and BOC staffs. No further take home cars are to be rewarded but we find the CEO’s bloated 20 person staff all receiving 500 dollar a month transportation allowances while my workmates cannot receive compensation for their gas or vehicles for emergency calls they dispatch upon.

This is infuriating mates!

Sig63 said...

Declaring these areas slums is a paperwork loophole to be able to accomplish some things that need to be accomplished. BUT, did you see at the bottom of the article that the Commissioners may raise taxes to pay interest on a loan? The commissioners will accept loans that the County can't afford while already having other commitments, namely their employees,that they couldn't afford to begin with. Isn't that something similar to what damaged our economy and got this country ito its current situation?

Anonymous said...

Why not make the whole county a slum?
Then we can get more money from the federal government.

This would solve the problem of the BOC wasting all the money the last 8
years.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how creative these clowns can be when it will benefit them, those in their inner-circle, and their friends who get all of the contracts, but they won't spend anytime or make any effort trying to figure out how to end furloughs and give us a much deserved and long over-due raise.

Anonymous said...

"In that case, all slum tenants, because of their economic situation, can't really afford a high price traffic citation. So we should do the charitable thing and just give them a warning."



Ain't that we have been doing? Or am I the only one...

Anonymous said...

Here is even more irony about the whole thing. The building they are so desperately trying to rebuild (recorders court) is the newest building in that area. Of course, except for the county's pride and joy, the jail. Year after year after year, the police dept has had to live and function in what they now call a slum. It further proves that the county looks at and considers the PD as a necessary evil.

Anonymous said...

Recorder's Court a slum! lol now that is really funny. Has anyone been in the Burgess buidling lately? There are rats the size of cats in areas where officers work everyday, no AC or heat in about half the occupied areas, the roof leaks (bad) and there is mildew and who knows what else growing on the walls, and lets not forget the toilets that sometimes work. Facilities won't even replace light bulbs because the building is due for demolition in the near future. No plans in sight to move any of the functions from Burgess but by all means move Recodrers Court because it is a slum. Folks, you just can't make this stuff up!

Wise Guy said...

To anon 726 if certain Sergeants and a Lieutenant had not been laying rope to every female officer the were charged to supervise we wouldnt need a policy. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Ellis' contractor friends are probably frothing at the mouth waiting for the big contracts to roll in. Have you taken a dump in some of our fire stations they actually are slum. The police academy, quite possibly slum also. Once again take care who you chose and screw us officers and firefighters. Lets get over buying real estate and just focus on meeting the more pressing needs. For those of you who have risen to the top by dating or well, you know, please don't take away our chance of similar advancement. You know who you are!

Anonymous said...

I think venturing into a slum area should be part of the punishment for breaking the law(or being dumb enough to get CAUGHT breaking the law)......HA!