EdwardCTracey.com Cameraman CJ Lester Videotaped the Conyers, Rockdale County, GA City Council Meeting. It was the first time we recorded a Conyers City Council Meeting. Councilman who are usually in sync with each other had a debate on passing a new Millage Rate without any public Notice or Hearing. In June they unanimously agreed to a 9.41 rate. But a 30,000.00 shortfall resulted in a split 3-2 vote to defeat the budget committees recomendation from June. After a very vocifourous debate led by Marty Jones, his motion was defeated to pass the June 9.41 rate. councilman "Coach" Stroud motioned to raise the tax to 9.99 which would raise $300,000.00 and add a surplus to the Cities 1.4 million dollar surplus. This motion passed 3-2 with Marty Jones and Chris Bowen voting opposed to raising unnecesary taxes in these hard times.