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Dunwoody backs off ordinance to restrict public art

September 9, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The City Council was expected to consider at its Sept. 9 meeting a proposed ordinance that would essentially define public art as “black copy against a white background” to imitate the Spruill Center for the Arts’ iconic “Everything Will Be OK” mural.

Food Well Alliance officials happy with initial response to City Agricultural Plan in East Point

September 9, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The plan aims to protect and expand urban farming and gardens as well as put community ideas into action as rapid development continues in the metro-Atlanta area.

Kennesaw's proposed $24.4M budget would add police positions

September 9, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Sixty percent of expenditures go to personal services, which include employee salaries and benefits. Four percent of the budget, about $590,000 will go to the reserves.

$80M Town Center plays to Peachtree Corners strategy for economic growth

September 9, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Creating Town Center involved a partnership between the city and the developer, Fuqua Development, said Diana Wheeler, Peachtree Corners’ community development director. The city retains ownership “of the things in which the public had greatest interest,” such as the parking decks and green space, and “the developer retained ownership of the things that could be leased and had a revenue stream.”

Cornelia posts modifications to alcohol ordinance

September 9, 2019

Access North Georgia

In addition, the ordinance would permit licensed catering companies to obtain a license to serve alcoholic beverages at events they cater in the city.

Mountain Park urges residents to give up single-use plastics

September 9, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Suggested alternatives include refillable water bottles, reusable cloth shopping bags, parchment and wax paper, reusable food containers, and a reusable cutlery set to carry when going out.

Johns Creek OKs medical uses for existing office building

September 9, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The proposed medical uses include radiology imaging, pharmacy, ambulatory surgery center and pathology labs, but no emergency surgeries or overnight stays, according to a staff report to the council.

Oktoberfest arrives in Helen

September 6, 2019

White County News Telegraph

The longest-running Oktoberfest kicks off this week in Helen, highlighted by a parade on Saturday, Sept. 7, at noon in downtown.

Park fees, golf carts highlight short night for Euharlee City Council

September 6, 2019

Cartersville Daily Tribune News

With just three voting items on the docket, the Euharlee City Council sped through Tuesday evening’s public meeting in under eight minutes — with much of that dedicated to the reading of a resolution honoring the Georgia National Guard.

Controversial 334-unit apartment complex gets initial OK in Flowery Branch

September 6, 2019

Gainesville Times

A 334-unit apartment complex got initial approval Thursday night from the Flowery Branch City Council, following a lengthy discussion involving the developer and residents.

City reviews revisions to Golden Environmental contract

September 6, 2019

Tifton Gazette

The Tifton City Council reviewed proposed revisions to the year-long contract extension with Golden Environmental at the Sept. 3 council workshop meeting.

City may waive connection fees

September 6, 2019

Valdosta Daily Times

The City of Valdosta is waiving utility connection fees through Dec. 31, 2020, for any annexed island parcels within the city limits.

City ink: Gateway sculptures inspire call to go back to drawing board

September 6, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Two finalists in the Greater Augusta Arts Council gateway sculpture competition were unveiled to the public which was invited to comment, and the public responded by saying, “Put the veils back on.”

West Point to discuss tourism funds, depot rates at work session

September 6, 2019

LaGrange Daily News

The mayor of West Point seemed confident the rest of the city council will move the handling of its tourism dollars away from the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor: Senoia needs TSPLOST

September 6, 2019

Newnan Times-Herald

Senoia’s allocation for the proposed Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is $3.9 million, and officials have put some of the city’s most needed projects on the list.

Affordable housing plan decried at Senoia town hall

September 6, 2019

Newnan Times-Herald

Lingering discontent over the recent rezoning of property for a small Habitat for Humanity subdivision bubbled up at Tuesday’s Senoia Downtown Development Authority town hall meeting.

Rome board split on 'ban the box' asking about felonies on job applications

September 6, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The Rome City Commission is split over the issue of having a question about felony convictions at the top of their employment applications.

Efforts to end homelessness started 10 years ago revisited by Rome officials, agencies

September 6, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Ten years ago, there was a 23-goal action plan called “Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness” that came out of the efforts of a Rome and Floyd County Task Force on Homelessness formed in 2007.

City of Savannah offers free dinner to public at 6 p.m. Thursday

September 6, 2019

Savannah Morning News

Almost 800 hot dinners will be served free to the public tonight at 6 p.m. as the City of Savannah is donating extra meals originally planned to feed Hurricane Dorian emergency workers.

Committee tables ordinance concerning panhandling, homeless camps

September 6, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

After more than two hours of discussion Friday morning, the Rome Public Safety Committee decided to table an ordinance police say would give them definitive steps for handling homeless camps and panhandlers until a task force can be assigned to research the issue.

Tybee Island suffers minimal damage from Hurricane Dorian

September 6, 2019

Savannah Morning News

Tybee Island didn’t get much damage when Hurricane Dorian passed the Georgia coast late Wednesday night.

Decatur takes another step towards passing electric scooter ordinance

September 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Since January Decatur has had an interim agreement with Lime, the only scooter company currently operating within city limits.

Atlanta set to host Smart City Expo, will explore 'inclusive economy'

September 6, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms “commitment to equity and inclusion” also played a role in Atlanta becoming the site of the conference.

Controversial 334-unit apartment complex gets initial OK in Flowery Branch

September 6, 2019

Gainesville Times

The project could take several years to build, with developers saying they believe timing would coincide with area road improvements — including the widening of Spout Springs Road — as well as Flowery Branch’s sewer expansion.

SPLOST advisory committee defines criteria for projects

September 6, 2019

Dalton Daily Citizen

Committee members agreed that any SPLOST projects should be non-recurring, agreeable to the voters and positively impact a substantial portion of the population.

Why Columbus could ‘actively campaign against’ a tax for regional road projects, mayor says

September 6, 2019

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

To do that, council will ask voters to approve a 1% sales tax as opposed to issuing debt, the financial burden of which would fall on property owners.

Downtown Brunswick on display to visitors

September 6, 2019

Brunswick News

One of the final activities for the Georgia Downtown Association’s annual conference this week on Jekyll Island was a breakout session for participants interested in touring downtown Brunswick.

New ordinance to help minority, women-owned businesses

September 6, 2019

Brunswick News

When economically feasible, requirements can be divided into smaller tasks or quantities to maximize women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

System to improve alarm response times launched at Augusta 911 Center

September 6, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The Monitoring Association estimates the program speeds up police, fire and medical alarm incident response times by 2 to 5 minutes.

Augusta area law enforcement agencies to buy high-tech equipment with DOJ grant money

September 6, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Sheriff Richard Roundtree said the $35,790 grant for his department will be used to buy GPS tracking equipment, covert cameras and more mobile fingerprint scanners.

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