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Avondale Estates

Doraville mayor’s race headed to a runoff, Dunwoody picks new leader

November 7, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Several mayors in cities across DeKalb County successfully fended off challenges to their posts during Tuesday’s elections. Incumbent mayors in Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Stonecrest and Pine Lake were reelected, according to final, unofficial vote tallies.

Avondale Estates approves construction of Kensington retention pond

October 16, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners has approved building a retention pond off Kensington Road in the city’s northeast sector. Estimated cost is $557,250.

Avondale Estates holds Candidates Forum

October 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Avondale Estates holds its one and only Candidates Forum, 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m., Oct. 7 at First Baptist Church Avondale Estates in the Family Life Center, 47 Covington Road in Avondale.

Intown leaders eye tech, low-speed electric carts as evolution of e-scooters

August 30, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As the debate over e-scooters rages on in the city of Atlanta and beyond, other intown leaders are tinkering with another solution: riding-sharing using a souped-up, low-speed electric cart.

Avondale Estates hires temporary city planner

August 29, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Consultant Shannon Powell has already started work for an initial one-month duration. If she proves a good fit City Manager Patrick Bryant said he’ll recommend extending her contract through year’s end. Powell is working a 24-hour week with a one-month salary of $9600.

Avondale Estates elections feature Brown-Elmore mayoral showdown

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Qualifying for Avondale Estates’ Nov. 5 elections closed August 23 setting the stage for a one-on-one mayoral showdown between former friends and colleagues Clai Brown and incumbent Jonathan Elmore.

Avondale Estates moving ahead with borrowing money for development

August 21, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city still has to close on the BAN with PNC Bank, which should happen in the next month. Assuming the city closes it then has the ability to borrow money for those projects without needing the voter approval required by a general obligation bond.

Avondale Estates Mayor Pro Tem Brian Fisher to run for re-election

August 9, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As of now Fisher is the only announced commission candidate. In a separate mayoral race incumbent Jonathan Elmore will square off against former City Manager Clai Brown.

Avondale Estates possibly getting closer to developing old mill site

August 8, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This project would include a two-acre park that could become the city’s social and economic center, along with two commercial/retail buildings fronting the park and facing U.S. 278.

Former Avondale Estates City Manager Clai Brown to run for mayor

July 10, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Seventeen months after resigning as city manager of Avondale Estates, Clai Brown announced he’s running for mayor.

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