The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System –Workforce Investment Act Board will hold its quarterly board meeting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 13.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging wants seniors and their caregivers to participate in focus groups designed to plan strategies for meeting the growing needs of seniors. 3 more dates, including today.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Board votes not to raise millage rate.
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has voted to keep the General Fund millage rate at 10.281 mills, according to a county news release. The board vote last Thursday means most homeowners will see lower property taxes for the Fulton County portions of their property taxes in 2011, due to lower assessments and a $5,000 increase in Homestead Exemption for qualifying Fulton County residential property owners. The Board has maintained the 10.281 millage rate since 2007, which is 24% lower than the millage rate in 2000, according to the statement from Jessica A. Corbitt-Dominguez, a spokeswoman for the county. Fulton has the second-lowest General Fund rate among metro Atlanta counties, and is the only metro County that has not increased …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Word spread rapidly about free concert for the opening of Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater.
Excitement is building in southwest Atlanta over India Arie's upcoming performance at the all new Wolf Creek Amphitheater. The venue will launch it's inaugural summer series with a free performance by the Grammy Award winning, neo-soul artist on Sat., June 4 at 6:30 p.m. "India Arie is my favorite musicians and I am looking forward to seeing and hearing her performance live, on a stage, that’s right in my own neighborhood," said Sonya Walston, a Fulton County resident. "The amphitheater," she said, "which sits hidden behind trees off Enon Road has been a well kept secret in South Fulton for several years." Walston said she quickly sent a text message out to all of her friends as soon as her homeowners association president notified …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Despite Notices, Media No One Attends Special Fulton Commission Public Hearing Wednesday; Service Fee Increases Approved by Board
New fees likely to take effect Feb. 1; No opposition during public hearing Wednesday with Fulton County commissioners
Residents and merchants of south Fulton County can brace themselves to pay more for certain county services starting Feb. 1. Fulton County commissioners held a public hearing Wednesday to hear comments about the proposal to raise certain fees and implement 18 new fees. No one said a word. No one even attended the meeting. Not at the main Fulton County commission room, nor at the county's satellite center in College Park. Commissioner Robb Pitts evidently was stunned by the silence. Pitts stopped the proceedings and asked if the public had been notified of the meeting. Yes, the public had been notified, responded Rob Hernandez, Fulton's deputy county manager for south Fulton. Hernandez said the hearing was announced in the Atlanta Business …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Fulton County commissioners are set to ratify a plan to build a town center in the 3000 block of Cascade Road
Fulton County commissioners are set to ratify a town center with homes and a commercial core at the southwest corner of Cascade Road and I-285. The site has been mired in controversy for about 20 years as the developer clashed with the commission over what type of project could be built. Even now, it's not clear when – or if – a development will come out of the ground. Michael Hightower, a former county commissioner who represents the developer, declined to comment on construction plans. Hightower now is managing partner of The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning and development firm. Hightower's reticence may be a result of restrictions on the proposed project that were imposed by the county commission. The developer could file an …