Just in from DeKalb LP Vice Chair David Montané:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement on behalf of the Libertarian Party of DeKalb County announcing the formation of the Committee to Audit DeKalb Schools (C-TADS):
July 9, 2010: The Libertarian Party of DeKalb County announces the formation of the Committee to Audit DeKalb Schools (C-TADS), which will examine the DeKalb County School System budget, both income and expenses, and recommend ways to lower the school portion of our property taxes and possibly eliminate our 1% “Educational” sales tax. The Committee is seeking other citizens interested in participating in this long-needed independent review.
About 60% of all state and local taxes go toward the school systems. State budget reductions create pressure on local government to increase property taxes to make up the difference. Recent embezzlement charges of top bureaucrats in the DeKalb school system indicate that the budget may benefit from closer scrutiny by the public. This is best done by an independent panel not subject to the protests of special interest groups.
Interested parties are invited to attend an orientation meeting to learn more and decide if they want to participate. The orientation meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, 7:00 PM at the Famous Pub in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2947 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Libertarian Party of Dekalb
Christopher Barber, Chair
David Montané, Vice Chair
Barbara Rickard, Secretary/Treasurer
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