Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Council filled posts on the Planning Commission and Appeals Board.
Wednesday, April 10
The City Council approved Tod Warner for Post 4 of the Planning Commission and Tim Van Valkenburg for Post 4 of the Board of Appeals on Monday, but not without an argument. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that Mayor Kelly Kautz declined to support the appointments, citing the "pending litigation" between her and some other council members. Both men's appointments were approved by 4-2 votes, with Kautz and Councilman Mike Sabbagh voting against, the paper reports. You might also be interested in: Liveblog - March 25 Council Meeting Snellville PD K-9s to Receive Bulletproof Vests During Council Meeting Snellville Officials React to Judge's Decision Regarding Mayor's Powers
Friday, December 14, 2012
The complaint concerns Sabbagh's conduct at a Marietta council meeting in October of 2011. (Updated Dec. 14, 8:30 p.m.)
Gwinnett Ethics, Inc., has filed an ethics complaint against councilman Mike Sabbagh as a result of his "violation of the city’s code of ethics as defined in Article IV, Section 3-51(a) of the Code of Ordinances," according to the official complaint. In at least one appearance before the Marietta City Council, according to the document, Sabbagh attempted to use his position as a Snellville City Council member to "secure special privileges and exemptions for others." The complaint stems from an appearance Sabbagh made at a Marietta council meeting on Oct. 12, 2011, in which he spoke on behalf of a friend of his, Waleed "Lee" Jaraysi. Jaraysi built a wedding hall that residents of Marietta referred to as an "eyesore." The building was …
Monday, January 9, 2012
In the January 9 council meeting, some city leaders are seeking an investigation into the appearance of Councilman Mike Sabbagh before another city council.
In October, Councilman Mike Sabbagh stood before the Marietta City Council in solidarity with an embattled real estate investor. The city wanted Waleed "Lee" Jaraysi to tear down his wedding hall, after officials discovered that it was 24,000 square feet instead of the permited 8,000 square feet. And, now Snellville City Council is poised to vote at its January 9 meeting on a resolution to open an investigation into Sabbagh's appearance. At the Marietta meeting, Sabbagh asked the city to change its mind regarding Jaraysi's so-called "eyesore." Sabbagh's Marietta Appearance "If it gets demolished, it is not good for you, the citizens or Mr. Jaraysi, because remember the land is still his, and he may re-erect another building, and it may be …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Jam-packed council meeting for Monday.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Snellville City Council will meet December 12 for its first regular meeting of the month. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a work session at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at City Hall. You may view the full agenda documents here.