The Brookhaven City Council on Tuesday simultaneously affirmed its support for its own police department and the “Police Reform Movement.”
Brookhaven police Chief Gary Yandura was named the 2020 “Outstanding Chief of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the city announced this week.
The city of Brookhaven is now requiring residents to wear face masks when inside businesses.
The Brookhaven Police Department is launching a new online outreach effort aimed at educating the public about how the agency operates. The “Brookhaven Police Transparency Project” comes amid nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, coupled with calls to reform and defund police departments, reinvesting public funds into social services.
Brookhaven City Hall reopened to the public Monday for the first time in over two months. Visitors and staff members are required to wear face masks when at City Hall, according to a new ordinance passed by the City Council.
The city of Brookhaven has been involved in a legal quarrel with Stardust for years after it adopted a law in 2013 making it illegal to operate a “sexually oriented business” near a similar business or a residential district.
Brookhaven surpassed 55,000 residents for the first time last year and is now DeKalb County’s most populous city, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
City of Brookhaven employees will begin returning to City Hall next week as officials reopen more public facilities.
Employees are set to return to work next Tuesday, May 26, with City Hall opening to the public on June 1, the city announced in a statement.
The city of Brookhaven is entangled in a legal dispute with the Peachtree Golf Club over plans to install a 10-foot-wide path for walkers and cyclists along the edge of the private club’s property.