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This year’s budget work session is set for 4 p.m. on Monday, June 1. City Manager Andrea Arnold will walk the City Commission through the City’s “pending spending” plan for the FY20-21 proposed budget as well as the revised FY19-20 budget.

There are two ways to access the work session:

1. You can view the session at decaturga.com/citycommission/page/streaming-video
2. You can register as an attendee in “view only mode” at zoom.us/j/96411777669

Following the work session, the PowerPoint presentation will be posted to www.decaturga.com/budget.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the budget with the City Commission, consider attending a virtual public hearing on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. as well as June 8 at 6 p.m. and June 15 at either 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Registration information is below.

June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Register at zoom.us/j/93855477195 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 938 5547 7195)

June 8 at 6:00 p.m.: Register at zoom.us/j/97831285721 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 978 3128 5721)

June 15 at 3:30 p.m.: Register at zoom.us/j/98216847954 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 982 1684 7954)

June 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Register at zoom.us/j/98743958590 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 987 4395 8590)

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Legacy Decatur is now in the FINAL week of fundraising efforts for the city’s emergency small business loan program. Give at Legacy Decatur while there’s still time!

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Are you a rising 9th through 12th grade student living in the City of Decatur? Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Decatur Youth Council (DYC). The council is a city-sponsored, community-based leadership program for high school students who live within the city limits of Decatur and attend public, private and home-based schools. Members of the DYC can develop into young leaders through structured monthly educational programs and team-building activities. If you like to serve on the Decatur Youth Council, complete the application of interest form by Tuesday, June 30. The application is available at decaturga.com/dyc. For more information, contact staff liaison Meredith Roark at Meredith.Roark@decaturga.com.

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As we prepare to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 this is a friendly neighborhood reminder of the holiday scheduling for City of Decatur Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Regular services for Monday will be on Tuesday, May 26 and regular services for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, May 27 following the holiday.

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As applications for Decatur’s Emergency Small Business Loan Program have exceeded the $500,000 in funding provided by the city and its Development Authorities, ongoing resident donations are well on their way to making up the difference. And while the application period has ended, donations will continue through the end of the month.

Currently, donations have totaled just over $30,000 in the past two weeks, more than half way towards a goal of $50,000. With the continued donations, we’ll provide additional loans that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. And there’s still time to give! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made through non-profit Legacy Decatur’s Decatur United fund at www.legacydecatur.org.

The Decatur City Commission encourages the community to complete the 2020 Census. As of Saturday, May 16, the Decatur response rate was 68.7%. Help us reach our goal of a 90% response rate.


The Legacy Park trails in the green space at 500 S. Columbia Drive will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, May 20. Thank you for your patience as we make the trails safer for users!

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Recently City of Decatur employees were announced as winners of Corporate Health Partners’ 2020 City Challenge! The City Challenge is an annual event in which employees from different cities within the greater Atlanta metropolitan area compete to be most active.

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A message from Georgia Department of Health

Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs – locations and hours vary daily.

Individuals wanting to be tested can contact any Georgia public health department to schedule an appointment at a SPOC location convenient to them. Contact information for local health departments can be found on the DPH homepage at https://dph.georgia.gov/.

For more information about COVID-19 visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Focus Call for Class of 2020 SquareAcknowledge and celebrate your graduate in the Decatur Focus. Send a photo and a message (up to 50 words) to decaturfocus@decaturga.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 to be included in the June Focus.