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The City Commission will hold a Special Called Meeting this Friday, July 10 at 9 a.m. Please note that due to the Public Health State of Emergency this meeting will be held remotely.

There will not be a physical location for members of the public to attend. We encourage members of the public to access the meeting in one of two ways:

  1. View the live broadcast of the Decatur City Commission meeting at https://www.decaturga.com/citycommission/page/streaming-video
  2. Register in advance to participate through Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95567743756. Access instructions will be provided in advance of the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You may also participate by phone by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering the meeting ID (The 11-digit number shown in the Zoom registration link.)

If you are unable to participate in the virtual meeting, you may email your “public comments” on agenda items by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 to: Andrea Arnold, City Manager, andrea.arnold@decaturga.com.

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Are you interested in learning about the City’s FY20-21 budget and 2020 millage rates? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 15, 2020.

1. Take some time to read through the budget document.

2. Spend some time with the City Manager and the City Clerk while enjoying your favorite beverage or snack at the virtual Budget Happy Hour on Monday, June 8th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Click here to register.

3. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2020 millage rates. There are three public hearings scheduled in the coming weeks. One is Monday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. and the others are Monday, June 15th at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in via Zoom. Check out the schedule for the registration links.

4. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. Since City Hall is closed to the public right now, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.

5. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY19-20 revised budget and the FY20-21 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

6. Send your questions &/or comments to City Manager Andrea Arnold (andrea.arnold@decaturga.com) and City Clerk Meredith Roark (meredith.roark@decaturga.com).

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Recognizing the need to govern the City while also following the guidance from public health officials for responsible social distancing, at their Monday, March 16 meeting, the Decatur City Commissioners will limit their participation to a quorum of three City Commission members, encourage community members to watch the meeting live online and submit any questions and comments to be considered at the meeting to the City Manager in advance of the meeting.  Mayor Patti Garrett stated, “We are taking the guidance for social distancing seriously and encourage all residents to do the same in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
For future City Commission meetings, the City plans to have technology in place to allow community members to participate remotely during the meetings.  The Mayor has been working closely with State officials, the Georgia Municipal Association, DeKalb County, the DeKalb County Health Department, and the Mayors in the DeKalb Municipal Association to ensure a coordinated community effort to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Mayor Garrett will provide more detail about the City’s coordinated response during Monday’s City Commission meeting.

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The City Commission meeting for Monday, March 16 will remain scheduled as planned, however, we encourage interested parties to view the live broadcast at https://www.decaturga.com/streamingvideo. In lieu of in-person “Public Comment on Agenda Items” and “Requests and Petitions”, you may submit questions and comments via email by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16 to Andrea Arnold, City Manager, andrea.arnold@decaturga.com. The meeting remains open to the public, but extra caution is recommended- especially for vulnerable populations. Visit the city’s website for meeting agendas and updates.

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Get an up-close-and-personal look at the city’s budgeting process at the free Touch-A-Budget event on Tuesday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m. at MARTA Plaza. See what “pending spending” is planned for the FY 2020-2021 city budget and how it supports the 2010 Strategic Plan principles developed by Decatur residents. Talk to representatives from all city departments and play budget games for prizes. For information, check decaturga.com/budget. (Rain location: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.)

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Over the past year, the City of Decatur, in coordination with the Parkwood’s community, has explored ideas to improve multi-modal safety and comfort within the Parkwood neighborhood. Join us for an informational session on Thursday, March 12th at the Public Works Department where final corridor and intersection concepts will be presented.

When: Thursday, March 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: City of Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030

For more information, contact Courtney Frisch, Project Manager at Courtney.frisch@decaturga.com.

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City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Mar. 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Active Living Board | Tuesday, Mar. 3 @ 8:00 a.m.
-Better Together Advisory Board | Tuesday, Mar. 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events
-Join Decatur First United Methodist Church for their People on the Margins: Life in Fenceline Communities Series. This is a 6 part series beginning this Thursday, Mar. 5 at 7 p.m. and happening every Thursday until Apr. 9. For more information, visit www.decaturfirst.org or direct your questions to bethbond007@hotmail.com or seawater@gsu.edu.

-The College Heights PTO will host their annual Bid for Chicks “Little Luau” Auction this Friday, Mar. 6 from 7-11 p.m. at the Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/BidforChicksLittleLuau.

-Check out live music at Eddie’s Attic featuring Bart Crow, Che Apalache, Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa, Kristen Englenz Ingénue and Dan Rodriguez. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

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Meetings
-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Feb. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
-City Schools of Decatur Board of Education | Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson School Support Center
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
-Decatur Development Authorities | Friday, Feb. 14 @ 8:00 a.m.

Events
-The Historic DeKalb Courthouse will be transformed musically and visually into a speakeasy for the DeKalb History Center’s 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration! Come and learn about the Jazz Age in the South from an African American perspective this Thursday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit dekalbhistory.org.

-The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College will host an opening reception for &yet, a juried exhibition of work by young emerging artists from the Atlanta area in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. Join them on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m., visit Dalton Gallery on Facebook for more info.

-Spend the evening with Universal Joint as they host Valentine Schmalentine: The Anti-Valentine’s Pop-Up Bar this Friday, Feb. 14 from 6-11 p.m. featuring food, themed drinks and music! Visit Universal Joint on Facebook to learn more.

-Don’t miss live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring the cast members from the Alliance Theatre’s new musical production of Maybe Happy Ending, an Evening with Emily King, the Barefoot Movement, Them Coulee Boys and the 2nd Annual “Red Hearts and Roses” Valentine’s Day Concert with Rudy Currence. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

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The budget priorities forum for FY20-21 is now live on Open City/Town Hall at www.opentownhall.com/8238. The forum will remain active until Monday, Feb. 10 at 4pm.

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City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Feb. 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Active Living Board | Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 8:00 a.m.
-Better Together Advisory Board | Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events
-The Decatur Education Foundation in partnership with Little Shop of Stories is hosting an author talk featuring young adult authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed as they launch their book, Yes No Maybe So. Join them at the Decatur Library this Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 7-9 p.m. For more details and tickets, visit littleshopofstories.com.

-Get your wands and robes ready for an evening with Brick Store Pub, Little Shop of Stories and Butter and Cream in celebration of Harry Potter Book Night this Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the Brick Store Pub. All ages are welcome!

-The City will be hosting a sidewalk design open house for Derrydown, Garden Lane and Shadowmoor on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Public Works from 7-8:30 p.m. There’s no formal presentation, however residents will be able to provide comment on the concepts and choose their preferred side of the street.

-The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) is a monthly event hosted by Southface Energy Institute. They have selected Agnes Scott as the location for their February SART on Friday, Feb. 7 in Campbell Hall from 7-9 a.m. The topic will be sustainability projects at higher ed institutions.

-Check out this week’s live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Henhouse Prowlers, Tyler Lyle, Tony Lucca, Pat McGee Trio, Carter Lloyd Horne and Kristy Lee with Hussy Hicks. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and tickets.

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