A community leader posted the efforts at censorship shown below. People need to wake up and see that that city leaders are not the "nice" people they claim to be or considered by many to be.
Losers make excuses, LEADERS come up with viable solutions. Council, if you are not up to the task, then STEP DOWN NOW and make room for those who share the residents' vision for Doraville.
"I sent a couple of questions to Luke Howe regarding the T-SPLOST and the impact it will have in Doraville and asked how much grant money we have received so far in conjunction with the first LCI study. I also asked about why the information regarding neighborhood associations was no longer on the city website under "COMMUNITY". Actually, I thought I was reporting a problem with the website to him, it's happened before. Luke explained that he was no longer the webmaster and that the website had been turned over to IT.
Here is what is disturbing, Legal Council recommended taking the associations down because they were worried about having to list "any community group that asked". I'm told it's "not permanent, just until a formal policy is in place". And yet, 11 "associations", 7 of which are NOT in Doraville, are still on the website?????) Uh huh, I've lived here 12 years and the neighborhood associations have always been listed on the city website. A "formal policy"? Yeah right, like one that will make sure to exclude "Citizens for Progress" and other positive neighborhood groups? Nice try. Are you guys trying to make us angry? It's working! Cecil McClendon is being paid to advise, not to order us around. Shame on you mayor and anyone else who is privy to this for allowing it to happen. I notice the link for "Doraville 411", an outstanding marketing tool is also missing from the site but I have not confirmed if it was banished at the attorney's direction or not.
Now let's discuss the "associations" that are still listed under "Community" on the city website:
> 1. The Center for Pan Asian Community Services - Chamblee
> 2. The Chamber - Decatur
> 3. Doraville Business Association-should be listed under "business" not "community."
> 4. The Fraternal Order of Eagles - Doraville
> 5. NAACP - Decatur
> 6. Kiwanis - address not listed but claims to meet at the Civic Center every Tuesday. Funny, Tuesdays are also meeting nights for several of the "banished" associations at the Civic Center.
> 7. The Korean-American Coalition -Norcross
> 8. The Latin American Association - Atlanta
> 9. The Lions - lists Chinese, Korean, Latin and Decatur, Atlanta, and Metro Atlanta chapters. No specific address
> 10. The Organization of Chinese Americans - no address
> 11. The Rotary Club - Dunwoody
Discrimination comes in many forms, including the fact that you do not have to be a minority to be a victim of this insidious and heinous crime. And this is a CRIME. It is no coincidence that all the neighborhood associations have shared a spot on the city website for at least as long as I've lived here and now all of a sudden "a formal policy" is needed? Shame, shame, shame. Just look at the above list and tell me I don't have a case. This will be forwarded to a large list so we will just see how many more citizens, activists, volunteers and community groups are outraged by this shameful and spiteful attack on the residents of Doraville.
> We want POSITIVE things for our city and we have proven time and again that we are bringing about positive change, but we will not sit idly by in the name of "positivity" and allow this travesty to take place. This had better be fixed and soon. Cecil McClendon instead spends his time coaching wholesalers on how to word their applications to get around our "NO WHOLESALE IN C-2" law. Or was that Cooley?"