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Inside Park proposals Board discusses North Shallowford park facilities COMMUNITY 3

Demographics Proponents of a new school system compare populations COMMUNITY 4

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Right on cycling

Botched job Letter writer says volunteers saved day on Brook Run work COMMENTARY 8

Lawn Barbies

Council delays dog park decision BY JOE EARLE

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Some members of Dunwoody City Council say they object to the location of the controversial dog park in Brook Run Park, but they’re not too crazy about the city’s plans for an alternative, either. The current location “is the wrong place for this dog park to be,” Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch said. “[But] we don’t have a perfect solution.” At the council’s Dec. 9 meeting, council members apparently decided to keep looking. They deferred a vote to hire a company to build a new dog park in a different part of Brook Run. Old Mountain Contracting Co. bid $290,983, later reduced through negotiation to $255,983, for the work. The city had budgeted $195,000.

Pop Art aficionados share their love of the dolls AROUND TOWN 9-10

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Police tips

Parents form GLASS to lobby for schools bill

Advice on how to avoid being a holliday crime victim PUBLIC SAFETY 30

BY JOE EARLE

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PHOTO BY PHIL MOSIER

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On the first Sunday of every month at 2:30 p.m., cyclists gather at Bruster’s Ice Cream in Dunwoody Village for a meet and greet and safety review before starting an hourlong, 5-mile ride in the neighborhoods. Dunwoody residents Dona Cardenas, and her son Nico Cardenas, 8, who is a third-grader at Kingsley Elementary prepare to take off.

Ten parents gathered over coffee in a Dunwoody restaurant one morning this week to start putting together a lobbying campaign they hope will foster new Georgia school systems. The group, organized by Erika Harris and Allegra Johnson of Dunwoody, hopes to convince the state Legislature to approve HR 486, a proposal to amend the state Constitution to allow new systems to be set up in cities created since 2005 and cities adjacent to them. “We’re still in a 1945 school system,” Johnson told the group gathered at Café Intermezzo in Dunwoody on Dec. 9. “We need to bring it up to a new century.” Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) last year introduced the legislation that would alSEE GLASS, PAGE 5

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