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“Our action today will allay the fears of many taxpayers including persons on fixed incomes,” said Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 6.
“It is expected that any adjustment required in the FY2018 (operational) Budgets will not negatively impact County services to Fulton’s cities and to the (Fulton Industrial Boulevard) unincorporated areas.”
“We cannot achieve our financial goals on the backs of our most vulnerable populations,” Darnell stated.
BOC honors Senior Services and Arts & Culture Collaboration
Declaring Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, “Senior Services and Arts & Culture Collaboration Day” throughout Fulton County, the Board of Commissioners has honored the Senior Services and Arts & Culture departments.
Working together and separately, “both agencies manage and operate facilities where meaningful art-centered activities provide positive cognitive experiences, enhance communication, and reduce isolation.”
The departments have created a visual arts exhibit entitled “Living Out Loud” featured at the Peachtree Gallery between August 21 and December 29, 2017.
“In a culture too often focused on ‘competition,’ it is important that we recognize how much can be achieved through collaboration, coordination and mutual respect,” stated Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 6.
The listing includes the following services: Transportation (Roads, Streets, etc.), General Services (Trash Pick-Up), Police Services, Senior Services and Parks and Recreation.
At its request, Code Inspection and Zoning Services have been transferred to the City of South Fulton.
Purchasing Reform Initiative Legislation Fails on Second Reading
A proposal to increase the “efficiency” of the Purchasing and Procurement Department by the transfer of final decision-making authority related to the procurement of goods and services from the BOC to staff failed due to the lack of four (4) affirmative votes.
“It is clear that efficiencies are needed in the Purchasing and Procurement operation,” stated Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 6.
“It is not as clear that efficiencies cannot be achieved by a modification of internal (operational) processes and procedures, e.g., the development and transmittal of (timely) ‘Department Procurement Plans’ to the Purchasing and Procurement Department in a timely manner,” she stated.