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Johns Creek Future Financial Commitments

Johns Creek Future Financial Commitments

Councilwoman Endres has prepared a brief presentation on Johns Creek’s Future Financial Commitments. The current, future financial commitments the City has going forward and the possible impact a Performing Arts Center would have on those commitments is what comprises of this presentation. We have already committed more than 2 and 1/2 years of future tax revenues. …

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Johns Creek Thru-U: City Staff Data Confirms it Will Fail

141 Medlock Bridge Rd & State Bridge Thru-U

After providing a 3600-page document analyzing the data for the top ten “solutions” to the gridlock at 141 and State Bridge, City Staff is recommending a Johns Creek Thru-U. The Plan eliminates Left turns from the busiest intersection and forces traffic to go thru the intersection, make a U-Turn and then a right turn to …

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Broadbent FLIP FLOPS on Road Widening: Bodker to Support with Veto

Broadbent FLIP FLOPS on Road Widening

5 City Councilpersons Seek Alternatives For Jones Bridge Road: Broadbent & Bodker Oppose. It came as no surprise that Councilman Steve Broadbent would reverse his position of road widening of Jones Bridge Rd. Johns Creek  Mayor Mike Bodker is expected to Veto this agenda item, this Monday night 12/10/18.   As Mayor Bodker’s staunch supporter and …

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Will Homestead Exemptions and other Changes Eliminate the Property Tax Problem?

Property Tax Problem Johns Creek Post How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

Homestead exemptions, capped valuations adjusted for inflation, increases in senior exemptions Will it make a difference to the Property Tax Problem? The short answer is no. First, a brief tutorial on how your officials decide how much property tax they want to collect. A) They get a tax digest every year adjusted for all of …

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Key Property Tax Relief Votes On November 2018 Ballot

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Property Tax Relief on the Ballot By: Commissioner Bob Ellis Early voting starts this week and while there are a number of key races with which you will be well familiar, there are several key referendum questions on your ballot that I want to call to your attention. If you’re a property owner in North …

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Proposed Georgia Constitutional Amendments –What Do They Mean?

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By: Taxpayer Watchdog It is always troubling to read the proposed Constitutional Amendments our State Legislature puts on the ballot every few years.  They must hire a team of double talk experts to write these things so they sound completely different from what is actually going to happen. The Amendments and Resolutions are written in …

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When Do PAC Campaign Contributions Lead To A Conflict of Interest?

When Do PAC Campaign Contributions Lead To A Conflict of Interest?

by Zane Edge. Dagmar Sands, the majority landowner and outspoken applicant for Johns Creek rezoning cases RZ-18-006 and RZ-18-007 (State Bridge Road near JCHS), is listed as a paying member of the real estate association that made PAC campaign contributions to two sitting City Council members. When Do PAC Campaign Contributions Lead To A Conflict …

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Georgia Legislative Races Mostly Have Only One Candidate On Ballot

by Richard Winger In November 2018, 61% of Georgia’s legislative races have only one candidate on the ballot. There are 56 State Senate seats and 180 State House seats. From those 236 races, Democrats aren’t running anyone in 77 races, and Republicans aren’t running anyone in 67 races, for a total of 144 seats without …

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Future City Hall or Taj Mahal?

Johns Creek City Hall

According to the City Checkbook, it paid $9,626,520.80 for the building on 6.7 acres that was in need of serious retrofitting & restoration and ended up being completely gutted. With 75,000 square feet, and the additional 16,000 square feet being added on, totaling 91,000 square feet we are now looking at a price near $175 per square …

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How Much is Too Much?

By: Ernest Moosa That’s the question Johns Creek residents have been asking themselves this week after their City Council voted to select a millage rate that adds millions more to a growing budget surplus. Three Council Members(Bradberry, Coughlin, and Endres) all proposed millage rates that were lower than the Roll Back rate advertised by the …

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FULTON COUNTY TAXPAYERS MISLED AND IGNORED: Vice Chairman Calls for Revocation of Illegal Millage Rate Vote

Fulton county Commissioner: Bob Ellis

by Commissioner Bob Ellis At the June 20, 2018 Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, BOC members voted 6-0 (with one member not voting), to affirm that it was the intent of the Board of Commissioners to set the millage rate at a level that was sufficient to only generate the revenue necessary to …

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It’s Not Your Assessments That Will Increase Your Property Tax Bills…

Assessments

Assessments – It’s entertaining watching politicians working overtime to protect us by focusing on (Pick One): A)  Rising Property Valuations OR B)   Making sure they start the Property Tax discussions with the Roll-Back Millage Rate Which do you feel is the most critical part of this upcoming issue regarding YOUR property taxes? There has …

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A Development Authority for Johns Creek? Just Say No

Development Authority for Johns Creek? Amazon is presently inviting US cities to outbid each other in a contest to host its “second headquarters”, waving the promise of 50,000 jobs and $5bn of investment in front of the winning applicant. Maryland offered $5bn of tax incentives – dollar for dollar the same as the pledged investment …

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Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann to hold Town Hall Meeting to discuss 2018 Property Assessments

Fulton County Assessor Meeting

Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, District 1, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on April 24th at Chattahoochee High School to discuss 2018 Property Assessments in order to provide information and assistance to understand how property is assessed. Assessment Notices will be mailed late May. “It is my hope that homeowners will attend this important …

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Johns Creek and 141: What’s Really Driving Our Traffic?

Johns Creek and 141: What's Really Driving Our Traffic?

Johns Creek and 141: What’s Really Driving Our Traffic? Over the last few years, no road has been discussed more in Johns Creek as to what to do to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion than Medlock Bridge Road(or 141).  The objective is to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.  It has always been this …

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