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Brookhaven Commission closes in on office space
by LaTria Garnigan
December 04, 2012 11:41 PM | 985 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As soon as the results of Brookhaven’s runoff election are certified and city officials are sworn in, the work of the Governor’s Commission on the city of Brookhaven will be turned over to the new leaders.

At the Nov. 29 meeting, Commissioner Jed Beardsley gave an update on proposed office locations saying he was facing more resistance than expected because this would be a city government tenant.

One viable space that is located in the city limits, and qualifies as more of a temporary space, is move-in ready but comes with a three-year commitment, said Beardsley.

He added another location is also move-in ready, but located in the Perimeter sub-market, outside of city limits.

“We’re trying to get proposal letters for landlords for two new spaces,” said Beardsley. One additional space was located in the Perimeter area, along with one in Buckhead.

On the office location outside of city limits, pro bono attorney for the commission, Bill Riley, said there is a case law about having court outside of the county and he would have to check on that possibility.

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Commissioner J.D. Clockadale also mentioned having a training session for the newly elected city officials to bring them up to speed on all of the commission’s work thus far.

“We need to bring them up to speed the right way,” he said. “Timing is important because they need to catch up where they are. This is not in the charter’s parameters, but I think it would be a good idea.”

At the closing of the meeting, Clockadale also suggested a final celebration in Brookhaven to commemorate the election, as well as all of the work the commission has done in preparing the new city leaders. Residents can send suggestions to the commission on a possibly public location, he said.
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