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Code Enforcement meetings coming this month

October 2, 2010

If stories about litter and signage in stories like this get you frustrated, then you can have your voice heard at several meetings planned by the code enforement task force this month.

This from CEO Ellis’ newsletter via e-mail today

Code Enforcement Task Force Seeking Input From Citizens

CEO Ellis recently appointed Super District 7 Commissioner Connie Stokes as chair of the newly established DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force. The task force, which includes community leaders, county officials, and other key stakeholders, will identify and assist in the implementation of solution-driven recommendations to address code enforcement issues affecting communities throughout DeKalb.

The DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force, which held meetings in September, has two final sessions scheduled in October to receive input from the public. The dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Lynwood Recreation Center
3360 Osborne Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30319

Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Cedar Grove High School
2360 River Rd.
Ellenwood, GA 30294

For more information about the DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force, contact the office of Commissioner Stokes at 404-371-3053 and conniestokes@dekalbcountyga.gov, or visitwww.conniestokes.org.
We all know that DeKalb, especially South DeKalb is in need of reliable and constant code enforecement. I would attend one of these meetings if for no other reason than to let the task force know how much work needs to be done to clean up the litter, signs being displayed illegally, and citizens who allow properties to fall into a state of disrepair. I am marking my calendar now.
  1. Dan Magee
    October 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    DeKalb County Code Enforcement has been weak and underperforming for years, whether under the Levetan, Jones or Ellis administrations.

    It should be taken out of the police department, which has never taken it seriously. That’s ironic, because a strong, effective Code Enforcement Dept. reduces crime.

    It is freaking 2010, and you can’t go online and file a complaint, let alone attach a photo. I literally e-mailed a complaint to Code Enforcement, and got a phone call three months later about the complaint. Plus, data on all complaints and the enforcement of the complaints should be readily available to the public online.

    Their website is a joke: http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/DK_Police/pol-ced.html. Who is in charge of code enforcement? What activities do they have going on? Cant tell by the website. Doesn’t even have a link to Municode, where you could actually read county code.

    Code Enforcement ain’t rocket science, and it hasn’t been done well in DeKalb for years and years. Hard to attract business to the county when so many areas of the county look horrible directly due to our very weak code enforcement dept. You’ve had plenty of time to address it, Burrell Ellis.

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