Saturday, July 30, 2011

Special Police Tax Coming

Well, not really. But the forth coming county property tax bills to be mailed out next month will include a line that shows the 5.94 mill tax, which will raise nearly $69 million for the $103 million police budget. In other words, the taxpayers see how much of their tax dollars go towards their protection.

Speaking of taxes and millage rates, the City of Dunwoody must be doing something right. 2011 DeKalb County Tax Rates shows Dunwoody with the lowest millage rate.

And some stand around scratching their head like they have lace trying figure out why Dunwoody seceded, so to speak.

24 comments:

CLARK GRISWOLD said...

I don't give a frog's fat ass who went through what. We need money! Hey, Russ, wanna look through Aunt Edna's purse?

Anonymous said...

City of Dunwoody did nothing special.
When they incorporated they included the PCID and Perimeter Mall. Not hard to stay cash fush when you steal a regional economic engine and keep it all for yourself.
The City of Brookhaven idea is even worse. Representative Jacobs is redrawing the "city" lines to suck up every revenue producing piece of property north and west of I 85 and Clairmont.
You are un happy with DeKalb now? what til that happens. Do not believe for a minute that cops will not lose their jobs when the tax base for DeKalb shrinks even more

Anonymous said...

If Dekalb Government ran the way it was supposed to, then the need for new cities would never have happened.

But the crooked policitians in Dekalb, who have decided a long time ago to line their own pockets, give their buddies millions of dollars in contracts and favors, and thus causing a county to go to hell, is making these new cities a way to not support the general fund of one of the most crooked county governments ever to walk the face of this earth.

Dekalb is so stupid and dense not to even collect over due taxes from their WIC and EBC residents, its no wonder why this county is doomed. People always thought that Atlanta had the bigest problems regarding deadbeats, but Dekalb has past over the City of Atlanta many times over and will continue to do so under the current type of government and power structure.

Morons are running rampard in this county when it comes to running a county. In addition to the CEO and the BOC, various departments of vast sizes can do no wrong except sit on their fat butts, constantly eating, sleeping, playing lottery, and other wasteful endeavors, all on the job at taxpayers expense. But what do they care.....Simply put....they do not.

The waste will go on and on and on til the county blows up or sinks.

Anonymous said...

Before Dunwoody incorporated 50 or more DK police were "assigned" to cover the area. Some argued that many of the 50 were phantom and were used in the rest of the County. When Dunwoody did incorporate, no police officers were fired. Maybe they really never did exist.

Anonymous said...

That is true, you take out PCID and then ask yourself how viable would the city be. Not hating on Dunwoody but just being honest. Dunwoody benefited like the new north fulton cities. The counties with their loose zoning laws and willingness to say yes to all sorts of traffic causing developments yielded a building boom in those areas. Of course, just like with anything, the revenue generated from that area was sent to other areas, in which people had a problem with. If Dekalb would have started building Stonecrest up years ago rather than lately, the southside could had a PCID for themselves. But they wait to a down economy and now they want to focus on economic development. They took a cue from their buddy, Fulton County on that one.

One thing that must be said, residents in those areas made sure that public safety was a top priority.

Anonymous, don't forget that the existing cities are already annexing quietly under the radar (Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Doraville and others). Looks like South Dekalb could be the only unincorporated area left.

Anonymous said...

Dekalb govt has been a dying entity for some time now. Anyone with any sense abandoned ship long ago.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you all go live in Dunwoody if you don't like it in DeKalb.

If Brookhaven incorporates and they realize most of their police resources are on Buford Hwy., then they can wonder why Buford Hwy. was included. Oh, of course for revenue, why else?

Maybe some of that tax base is going back home since the new house bill was enacted.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:08

The City of Dunwoody gets no more sales tax benefit from PCID or Perimeter than it did when it was unincorporated. All of that STILL goes to the County. The do get the business taxes, but they are now providing all of the services to those areas. As for stealing anything, the traditional borders of Dunwoody, established by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association over 40 years ago, are the same now with the exception of the Fulton County portion that is now in Sandy Springs.
All of the cityhood movements were spurred by the huge inequity in the contribution to the County tax digest and the actual service being provided. What you are seeing is the result of 30 years of liberal practice coming home to roost. After Brookhaven will come City of Tucker, City of Smokerise, City of ......
The absolute majority of Republicans in the General assembly means that Jacobs, and Fran Millar, and now Taylor can push this through despite what the rest of DeKalb delegation desires. And as Dunwoody proved, when folks get a chance to vote, all of the new cities have passed overwhelmingly.
As for cops jobs, the County does not exist to provide employment for you. A bunch of former DCPD officers now work for the new Fulton and DeKalb cities, and if you look, all of those cities and PD's are doing extremely well. Truth hurts, huh?
The folks in these areas are taking control to better their lives and get full value from their taxes, so your idea of Brookhaven being "worse" is ridiculous. You seem to think that your job is an entitlement more and these folks should stay status quo just because of that. Wrong!
What you will see in a few years is 5 or 6 more incorporated cities providing great service within their means and the rest of unincorporated DeKalb looking like a third word country because they can no longer suck revenue and transfer wealth from people who EARN it, not squander it.
This is not the good folks from Brookhaven or Dunwoody screwing the County, it is them asserting use of their own tax base to provide service they were not getting from a County that was screwing them, and under CEO VJ, bragging about it.
Liberal and racist policy coming home to roost.

Anonymous said...

As for Representative Jacobs, Representative Taylor, and Senator Millar being the problem with these incorprations, they still do what the rest of the DeKalb delegation either cannot or more accurately WILL NOT do.
If you look at the bill that protects the Police millage, the sponsors in the House were Jacobs and Taylor, and in the Senate it was Millar. Did any of the Democrats like Mosby, Stephenson, or any others step up? Answer is no.
Who drove that from the BOC? Boyer. Not Larry, not that pantload Barnes-Sutton, or Watson.

Anonymous said...

There is obvious dissension even within DKPD itself. North Precinct has a Facebook page keeping its citizens updated on crime trends, arrests, etc. East Precinct is in a continual state of mutiny because of the lack of leadership and competence there.

DaQuan Raheem Smiff said...

The City of Dunwoody would never have happened if the county, Vernon et al had treated them and their taxes with a little respect. Instead they paid thru the nose only to watch their tax dollars go elsewhere. (lookin at you south of I-20). Sharing revenue is fine, but the admin refused to EVEN discuss the problems with the Dunwoody contingent. If only the new cities could pull their schools from county control.....

Anonymous said...

Well said Anonymous at 1:42 pm!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed... If there has ever been a need for a "fruit basket" changeover it is now.

Anonymous said...

Why don't some of you go get your own police blog. This is for DKPD.

Anonymous said...

To 1:42, Just out of curiosity, what is DeKalb County's liberal and racist policy? VJ has been gone for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the new cities should dig a moat around their borders to keep the undesirables from the third world part of DeKalb out. After all it is inconceivable that anyone decent lives there. Right?

Anonymous said...

The moat is a great idea. FINALLY, a proactive idea to keep decent areas decent. GOOD JOB...

Anonymous said...

1:42 Thinks that a city of Brookhaven, with the bounderies drawn to include Buford Hwy would somehow be different than the make up of DeKalb. In fact you create a microcosm of DeKalb County. The lower income (high crime) of Buford Hwy would dominate the need for police services. So, in fact Buford Hwy get a disproportionate amount of police services over Brookhaven proper. Reconsider Buford Hwy.

Anonymous said...

LOL... Brookhaven would be the first and only metro city to incorporate with it's own ghetto.

Do look up ghetto so that you understand.

Buford Hwy?

Anonymous said...

To 10:50,Its in black and WHITE....But yall are to stupid to understand....

montieth said...

Maybe we need to incorporate the Oak Grove, Northlake and the Lavaista @ Lawrenceville Corridors up to South of I-85 and west of I285 down to Toco Hills?

City of Toco Oak Lake anyone?

Anonymous said...

NO KIDDING anon 540 hrs. Look at the photos of North Precinct' cars, they are clean and clearly have pride taken in them. Been to East lately? If all the units aren't written up or sitting on lot with flat tires they are filthy from top to bottom.

Anonymous said...

"Why don't some of you go get your own police blog. This is for DKPD."

Because - with all due respect - if it weren't for some of the non-DKPD people posting information here, some of you, including the creator of this blog, would continue to perpetuate inaccurate, incomplete facts.

Be grateful that there are so many trying to help you through supplying information. Stop getting everyone all worked up BEFORE you have ALL the facts.

Anonymous said...

The best thing to happen in law enforcement in Dekalb is for more of the county to become incorporated into new cities or existing ones and the need for a county police to shrink to almost nothing (like in Fulton).
This takes away tons of money from the BOC which is the only thing they understand.
I, and most people in Dekalb who actually pay taxes, will gladly join a new city and pay for better services and lest waste and corruption.
This has been seen in Johns Creek, Milton, Sandy Springs, and other new cities.
People who actually pay high taxes will gladly pay even higher taxes just to know their money isnt being wasted by crooks in county government.
I own a business in Fulton Co and the response time of the Fulton PD on Roswell Rd. was HORRIBLE, the coverage was HORRIBLE, the follow up on any case was HORRIBLE.
With Sandy Springs its the exact opposite.
I see the same thing in Dekalb now (not the officers fault) but your leaders are gutting the county, robbing you blind, and laughing all the way to the bank.
At this point the only option I see for a lot of tax payers is to cut and run...create a new city and new services.
And give the middle finger to the BOC and the scum who elect them.