GSU Presentation to the DeKalb Operations Task Force
During her presentation, which was marred by a computer failure which kept her PowerPoint presentation from being displayed, Dr. Wheeler made several statements that some in the audience knew to be incorrect or misleading. This was disappointing to hear, considering the supposed expertise that Dr. Wheeler, and by extension, the Andrew Young School, was expected to bring to the proceedings. What is worse is that the committee members, believing her to be an expert in these matters, were highly inclined to believe that everything she referenced was true and correct. Given the minimal level of their understanding of the issues before them, and my impression that these committee members are not inclined to do their own homework, this does not bode well for the entire process.
A audio recording of the meeting can be found HERE. This is the only accurate documentation of what was said in the meeting as it was not televised or recorded by the County.
|Operations Task Force - Meeting of the Committee On Municipalization/Annexation|
Please note that only 5 of the 8 appointed committee members bothered to show up. (The list of committee appointments can be found HERE.) Commissioner Stan Watson, Rep. Mike Jacobs and BoE member Jim McMahan were absent. I would further note that Commissioner Watson has not shown up to ANY of the Task Force meetings.
Herman's comments, after the break.
about the Task Force and subcommittee meetings. I’ve attached those comments.
what appears to be errors or incomplete statements; some to interpretations by presenters
to perhaps clarify and/or correct the information in later documents prepared for the
Committee and Subcommittee. I don’t pretend to be an expert, and it’s possible my impressions
Herman's Comments to the Committee