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Changes in Decatur Polling Locations

Five of the 7 polling locations in the City of Decatur are unavailable for the June 9th Primary Election. If you plan to vote in person on Primary Election Day, please review the temporary locations.

The Clairemont West and Decatur polling locations have not changed. Voters will still go to the Church at Decatur Heights (Clairemont West) or Evergreen Baptist Church (Decatur) to cast their ballots.

To confirm your poll’s location, check out the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

If you have questions, contact DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections at voterreg@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-298-4020.

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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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COD Budget for Social (Facebook)

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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DU Social Graphic - Final Week

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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The City of Decatur, the Decatur Development Authorities (DDA), and Legacy Decatur have announced the creation of a small business loan program in response to the financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $500,000 is being made available as part of this initiative, with $400,000 coming from the City of Decatur and $100,000 pledged by the DDA, with additional charitable contributions through efforts of Legacy Decatur, a 501(c)(3).

To contribute towards the fund, click here. Donate $100 or more and Legacy Decatur will place a yard sign at your address.

If you are a small business owner in the City of Decatur and wish to apply for the loan, visit the Resources for Decatur Businesses website. The application is thru an online portal that will be available 8am on May 5 thru 5pm on May 15, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact Angela Threadgill, Executive Director of the Decatur Development Authorities at angela.threadgill@decaturga.com.

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