Tyler Carpenter Agency
410 E Taylor ST STE QGrin, GA 30223Bus: (770) 229-7240www.tylercarpenteragency.com
127 S. Hill St.
Professional Property Management
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owners Jared Cordova & Bill Jones Jr.
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multiple uits rm each shit, alg with the K9s, assigedt Ze 1. We’re pretty much takig a prti each shitad makig them a crime suppressi uit.”Capt. Dwaye Jes, wh said his ivlvemet will primar-ily be t desig a ew perrmace matrix, said that pr-activity best describes the traditial law ercemettechique w beig utilized by Gri cers.T equip cers r this chage, Jes said traiig, i-cludig 16 hurs cverig Prblem orieted Plicig adeight hurs Iterpersal Cmmuicati, will be pr-vided.“Traditial plicig is that cers respd t calls. We’reaskig ur cers t help idetiy the prblems ahead time. We’re askig cers, i their patrl capacity, t ide-tiy prblems, whether its dilapidated husig, truacyad literig, plus idetiy where we’re havig damaget prperty like taggig – gag grati,” Jes said. “We’reidetiyig prblems ad aalyzig thse prblems i r-der t idetiy a eective respse strategy. That’s Prb-lem orieted Plicig.”The perrmace matrix Jes will develp will be usedt aalyze ver time the success the traditial p-licig techique.“We’re gig t d bere ad ater. We eve keep statis-tics r years, s we ca g back ad check year-t-date,”Jes said. “What we ca see is cumulatively, did the actiimpact ad decrease crime? But it’s mre tha that – it’sals abut quality lie. We’re decreasig crime ad bydig s, we hpe t imprve the quality lie r peplewh live there.”He the explaied that quality lie ivlves much mretha actual crime statistics.“It’s als abut percepti – we d’t wat peple tear they culd ptetially becme crime victims. Wed’t wat peple t have the percepti that crime is srampat they ca’t veture utside their hmes,” he said.“I d’t thik that percepti is that rampat; I thik it’sprbably islated t certai areas, ad we’re tryig t wrk with them. It’s like the ld adage takig yur cmmu-ity back, but we d’t wat the respsibility reprtigprblems t ly lie with the residets. We wat ur -cers t be practive ad idetiy the prblems. We’re gigaway rm the ccept reactig. We eed help rm urresidets. We als eed ur cers. I additi t eedigthe help ad ivlvemet the cmmuity, we eed buy-i rm the cers, as well.” Ω
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meetigs. Gri City Ma-ager Key Smith said vari-us departmet heads alsatted, ad that the mem-bers the Bard Cm-missiers are ex cimembers the SteerigCmmittee, as well.Whe tld the SushieLaws require meetigs iwhich there is a qurum cmmissiers presett be pe t the public,Arda Smith said, “There’sever bee a qurum. There’s ever bee mretha e r tw there.”Gri Plaig ad De-velpmet Directr TaurusFreema was uable t pr-vide either a list SteerigCmmittee members r theames thse i atte-dace at the rst tw meet-igs, sayig Arda Smithwas i pssessi theetirety the paperwrk.She, the ther had, saidshe des t have either thse tw pieces ir-mati.“Besides, the SteerigCmmittee is ly irma-tial. We’re still gig tg t the cmmissiers tpreset the (Cmprehe-sive) Pla,” she said.Smith claimed eve i aqurum cmmissiersare preset, it still des trequire the meetig t bemade public.“Eve thugh Gergia lawrequires it, it still depeds the lcal gvermet –what type meetig it isad what lcal rdiacesays,” she remarked.Ater beig irmed thatlcal rdiace cat su-persede Sushie Laws, shesaid, “It’s t that it’s super-sedig, but that cmmu-ity is allwed t say whichmeetigs, I believe.”Freema ccurred withArda Smith’s determia-ti that the meetigs dt all uder the prtec-ti the Sushie Laws.“Because they are tcductig ay publicbusiess – they are t vt-ig aythig,” he said.“The Steerig Cmmit-tee is givig iput theCmprehesive Pla. Theyare erig their iput rhw they’d like t see thecity grw ver the ext 20years. The cmmissiersare there ly t receiveirmati. They are tthere t make ay decisi. They ly atted r theirkwledge.”He did ackwledge,thugh, that cmmissi-ers d egage i discussi gvermet busiess atthese meetigs.“I they hear smethigthat iterests them, theyca say aythig they like,but they are’t swayigthe Steerig Cmmittee,”Freema said, addig thathe cat address the is-sue a qurum because,“I d’t keep a rster; I d’tkw wh’s gig t at-ted. Meetigs are ptialr Bard Cmmissiersmembers.”Accrdig t Stepha Rit-ter, the Gergia AttreyGeeral’s oce, the Su-shie Laws d apply t suchmeetigs as thse theCmprehesive Pla Steer-ig Cmmittee.“I thik the curret statu-try law is crystal clear that. I they’re havig adiscussi abut city busi-ess with a qurum, that isa meetig. Perid,” he said.“I they d’t kw i there’sgig t be a qurum,that’s e, but i there is aqurum, they eed t stptalkig ad stp the meet-ig.”Ritter als stressed thatthere is lcal rdiacethat wuld verride statelaw.“That’s a very clear, -braier – there’s rdi-ace they ca have thatwill have greater legal im-prt tha the SushieLaws,” he said.Like Arda Smith adFreema, Key Smithsaid he des t have a list which – r hw may– cmmissiers have at-teded the rst tw meet-igs, sayig, “the es whchse t be,” but he didaddress the issue wheth-er the meetigs are subjectt the Sushie Laws.“I d’t thik it meets thethreshld a advertised,agedaed meetig. There’s reas why it ca’t be,but I d’t thik it meetsthe threshld puttigut a ageda,” he said.“They’re t clsed-drmeetigs.” ΩImpact. “oce we have theprperty purchased, theur prject, the FAA adGDoT (Gergia Departmet Trasprtati) will ap-prve. They’ve already tldus they will apprve.”I cials pted t t usethe uds r the purchase prperty r the ew air-prt, he said udig wuldhave t be secured t im-prve the existig airprt.Accrdig t Mhl, u-der ederal guidelies, thecity Gri ad SpaldigCuty wuld have a re-quired lcal match r theseimprvemets, which verthe ext six t eight yearswuld be cmmesurate twhat they wuld pay itthe cstructi a ewairprt.“S, they’re either gigt pay r the ew airprtr they’re gig t pay rimprvemet the i-rastructure at the existigairprt,” he said. “The FAA istryig t help us get meyt buy prperty t buy theew airprt. I the ew air-prt is cacelled, we willt be allwed t sell ay the prperty, ther thathe Kiwais (Fairgruds),ad the grat assuraces( the ur parcels) will bereistated. Right w, we’rereally just hld, i a wait-ad-see mld.”Mhl said he expects theALP update prcess, iclud-ig al FAA apprval, willbe cmpleted by the ed July r early August. Ω
O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 (2010) "Sunshine Law"
50-14-1. Meetings to be open to public; limitation on actionto contest agency action; recording; notice o time and place;access to minutes; telecommunications conerences(a) As used in this chapter, the term:(1) "Agency" means: (A) Every state department, agency,board, bureau, commission, public corporation, and author-ity; (B) Every county, municipal corporation, school district, or other political subdivision o this state; (C) Every department,agency, board, bureau, commission, authority, or similar body o each such county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision o the state; (D) Every city, county, regional, or other authority established pursuant to the laws o this state;and (2) "Meeting" means the gathering o a quorum o the mem-bers o the governing body o an agency or o any commit-tee o its members created by such governing body, whether standing or special, pursuant to schedule, call, or notice o or rom such governing body or committee or an authorized member, at a designated time and place at which any public matter, ocial business, or policy o the agency is to be dis-cussed or presented or at which ocial action is to be takenor, in the case o a committee, recommendations on any pub-lic matter, ocial business, or policy to the governing body are to be ormulated, presented, or discussed. The assem-bling together o a quorum o the members o a governingbody or committee or the purpose o making inspections o physical acilities under the jurisdiction o such agency or or the purposes o meeting with the governing bodies, ocers,agents, or employees o other agencies at places outside thegeographical jurisdiction o an agency and at which no fnal ocial action is to be taken shall not be deemed a "meeting."