Eviction Legislation that I Have Proposed

When a significant number of individuals and families are unstable, we will have unstable communities. Since taking office in January 2021, I have allocated a total of $425,000 in helping vulnerable residents who are on the verge of eviction or living in local motels to find more permanent housing solutions.  Evictions have reached an all-time […]

What voters need to know about the SPLOST II vote in DeKalb County on Nov. 7, 2023

DeKalb County SPLOST

In 2017, an overwhelming 71% of DeKalb County voters approved the county’s first Special Option Local Sales Tax (SPLOST), adding a penny sales tax to fund public safety and capital improvements. The penny tax has is expected to generate $636 million for the county and its cities by the time it expires in 2024.  Those […]

Brookhaven and Expected Chamblee Annexations Scrutinized

Annexations are complex processes, and with the news reverberating through north DeKalb County following the city of Brookhaven’s announcement that it intends to annex roughly 600 acres around Toco Hills later this month, residents and businesses in the affected areas should understand the potential ramifications of such a move. DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner and […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Introduces Non-Discrimination Ordinance

On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, Commissioner Robert Patrick introduced a resolution for DeKalb CEO’s executive administration to review a draft for a countywide non-discrimination ordinance (NDO). If adopted, this amendment would make it a civil violation for anyone with a county business license and/or permit to discriminate against any protected class. According to Georgia Equality: […]