The DHS students met with city leaders and activists to campaign for a new marker to highlight King’s ties to Decatur. The City of Decatur Commission formally backed the students’ proposal, signing on as a sponsor along with the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, a local community activism organization.
“The pandemic has been especially difficult for the nonprofit sector, increasing the need for services while depriving it of traditional sources of funding,” Mayor Patti Garrett said in a news release.
Most years, Halloween is a mix of a little fear with a lot of fun. However, the threat of COVID-19 and super-spreader events has shifted how the holiday will look in 2020.
To help struggling restaurants, Decatur will temporarily allow open container alcohol sales in many of its businesses districts.
The clock is ticking for DeKalb County cities to use their allotment of federal coronavirus funds, leaving little time to decide how to pump that money into local needs.
Decatur will contribute $5,000 to an “Art for the People” public art project proposed by the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights to capture the story of indigenous and African people.
DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett signed a joint declaration establishing the task force last week.
In a part of metro Atlanta where just 4% of the 26,000 residents both live and work in the city, Decatur officials have set stricter rules for developers in an effort to address the affordability problem.
Two acclaimed anti-racism scholars are set to speak to Decatur residents as part of a virtual speaker series over the next few weeks.
Facing a severe shortage of affordable housing, the city of Decatur is now mandating private developers set aside a percentage of new housing units for low- to moderate-income residents.