On a side note, we can only dream of a recall of Burrell and other commissioners. Click here to read how local Americans feel toward politicians.
I read this blog frequently because it's the best avenue we have to vent besides the DeKalb County school watch blog.
As a Leadership DeKalb alumni, I rode with a police officer who gave me the opportunity to witness what a lot of you experience each and every day. Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation I have for the job you do to protect us.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in the Principal Shadow Day with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. I witnessed a school principal providing excellent leadership and teachers in the trenches educating our children in a manner in which we can be proud.
I am an 18 year DeKalb County resident, homeowner, parent of school age children and a DeKalb County business owner. Needless to say, I pay each and every tax or fee in this county. I am feeling the pain.
I am deeply disappointed in what is happening in our community. I am involved and active but it is a challenge to deal with our leadership. We do our best to hire DeKalb residents, partner with the schools and be invlolved in the community.
Our young black males are out here robbing, stealing and shooting anything and everything that they can. To call it a crisis is an understatement. No one can fix it but our own community.
In order for us to begin to fix this mess, we have to own it. This means that the whole community has to wake up and be involved.
I just read where CEO Burrell Ellis is recovering from surgery. I pray for his recovery and wish him well. But, he has completely failed to lead this county. The conflicts, lack of communication and/or collaboration between the CEO and Board of Commissioners is disgusting. They ask for monetary support and campaign donations, but they do not want to meet with us to listen and be accountable.
The corruption, fraud and ignorance must stop. The best way to generate revenue and increase business in this county is to "Buy DeKalb." Not with political connections and corruption, but with legitmate, qualified and experienced businesses in this county. We are here, but we are ignored unless we cave in to the bullsh**.
With this upcoming $1.3 Billion sewer program, just as we open our sewer bill and experience shock at the increase, we will no longer sit back and watch all of our tax dollars leave this county. We will expose and report any lack of due diligence and fraud on the county's part. No longer will we be afraid of being blackballed because in this economy we have nothing to lose. If these architects, engineers and contractors have the political connections, but are not duly licensed in the state of Georgia to perform these services, we will report it to the state board. If Commissioner Jeff Rader is still employed by Jacobs, and they think they are going to get any of these contracts, it's not going to fly.
A Dekalb Citizen