Georgia voters may get a chance to decide whether certain cities can draw up their own school districts. A resolution by Representative Tom Taylor of Dunwoody calls for a constitutional amendment giving cities formed since 2005 the authority to create their own school districts. Seven cities have come into being in Georgia since 2005.
Leaders of a newly-created city are working with DeKalb County officials to determine how much they should pay for certain county services. Leaders of Brookhaven — which incorporated in December — say $500,000 should be enough to pay the county for police and park maintenance service for about six months, much less than an initial agreement between the two governments.
The new police chief in Brookhaven is looking to hire more than 50 sworn police officers. Brookhaven police Chief Gary Yandura, who started last week, says he's looking for officers who match the makeup of the city, including bilingual officers.