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Spread Some Sunshine, Talk to Local Officials

Here's a roundup of opportunities to speak to county and city officials in honor of Sunshine Week.

, and people everywhere are talking about open government. Keep the conversation going beyond Sunshine Week with these opportunities to dialogue with Cobb County and City of Smyrna officials.

Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the .

Want to chat with Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon? Enter the “Coffee with the Mayor” drawing at . Drop your business card or contact information in the jar at the counter. Rev Coffee will draw 10 names from the jar. These people will then have the opportunity to sit down with the mayor over coffee Monday, March 26 at 9 a.m.

Bacon is also hosting a town hall meeting for South Cobb Drive business owners, Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the .

Melleny Pritchett, Ward 1 Council member, will hold a roundtable for business owners in her ward, Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 a.m. at Fire Station No. 3 on Spring Road. Economic incentives, code issues and sign ordinances are up for discussion at the meeting. Pritchett can also be reached via her Facebook page, by email at mpritchett@SmyrnaGa.gov or by phone at 770-319-5306.

Ward 6 Councilman Wade Lnencika will answer questions at the Vinings Forest Homeowners Association meeting Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Contact Lnenicka outside the meeting by email at wlnenicka@SmyrnaGa.gov or by phone at 770-319-5311.

Teri Anulewicz, Ward 3 Council member, will hold her quarterly “Fifth Monday” meeting on April 30. A time and location have not yet been determined for the meeting, but Smyrna-Vinings Patch will have more details when they’re available. Comments and questions can be left for Anuelwicz on her Facebook page and she can be reached by phone at 770-319-5308 or by email at tanulewicz@SmyrnaGa.gov.

Ward 2 residents can get in touch with their Council representative Andrea Blustein by calling 770-319-5307 or by email at ablustein@SmyrnaGa.gov. Councilman Charles “Corkey” Welch, Ward 4, can be reached by phone at 770-319-5309 or by email at cwelch@SmyrnaGa.gov. Sunsan Wilkinson, Ward 5 Council representative, can be emailed at swilkinson@smyrnaga.gov or phoned at 770-319-5310. Ward 7 Councilman Ron Fennel can be reached by phone at 770-319-5312 or by email at rfennel@SmyrnaGa.gov. You can also sign up for Fennel’s monthly newsletter

Neal Dow March 16, 2012 at 02:48 AM
It seems Smyrna isn't rebroadcasting council meetings on the Cobb channel. If so Smyrna isn't being very Sunshiney.
smurf March 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM
What a waste of time
L. Davis March 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM
http://savannahnow.com/news/2012-03-19/national-study-says-georgia-most-corruption-prone-state#.T2cZ9MyRqvM
L. Davis March 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/mar/19/group-wants-ethics-table-georgia-voters/?local
L. Davis March 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-government/georgia-last-in-public-1390032.html
L. Davis March 21, 2012 at 01:13 PM
http://savannahnow.com/opinion/2012-03-21/f-ethics-rotten-peach-state
Neal Dow March 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Evidently only 15 people wanted to have "Coffee with the Mayor". You had to write your question on your card. It's either censorship or a mayor so addled he can't answer questions about his own city.
Smyna Res March 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Neal- I doubt you have ever been to a country with actual censorship. No one has to answer any question you ask them, that's why we have the 5th amendment. Is it possible that the mayor just wanted to be prepared with facts/stats to answer constituents questions? Or would you just prefer he speak in platitudes as yourself?

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