Posts tagged with "Jeff Rader"

Some taxes for city residents would increase under DeKalb County’s budget proposal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 14, 2015

Some arcane budgeting concepts have crept into DeKalb County’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal, and the result is higher taxes for residents of the county’s cities. But the county’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer Jay Vinicki says the flip side of that is those same residents saw a tax cut in Fiscal Year 2014. For example: Atlanta’s county […]

First look: The new Central DeKalb Senior Center

Posted by December 29, 2014

This story has been updated. By Dena Mellick, contributor The Central DeKalb Senior Center held a soft opening on Monday, Dec. 22, welcoming seniors interested in its services and offering Decaturish a preview of the new facility. The senior center is part of an ongoing national and local push to provide more services for the […]

Ethics Board dismisses complaints

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 15, 2014

The DeKalb County Ethics Board has rejected complaints filed against DeKalb County CEO Lee May, commissioners Jeff Rader and Stan Watson, and Sheriff Jeff Mann. DeKalb County made the announcement in a press release distributed on Aug. 15. “The reasons for the dismissals included complaints lacking a specific claim of unethical action or the board lacking […]

Commissioners push back against YMCA deal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 4, 2014

DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader are asking the public to “see the bigger picture” before supporting a plan to spend $5 million to purchase the South DeKalb YMCA. Rader and Gannon have been steadfastly opposed to the purchase. In June, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 for the plan, but […]

Commissioner Rader focus of ethics complaint

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 3, 2014

DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader, whose district includes the city of Decatur, is the target of an ethics complaint. The complaint, filed on July 1, alleges various conflicts of interest involving Rader’s former employer, Jacobs Engineering. Rader no longer works for the company. He said there is no merit to the allegations. “I think that […]

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