Cities In The News


Decatur school board/city commission to hold rare joint meeting

October 22, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur’s school board and city commission are holding a rare joint meeting 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 (Thursday) on the first floor of the Wilson School Support Center, 125 Electric Ave.

Amended Decatur ordinance adds requirements for family restrooms

October 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur’s commission recently amended its Unified Development Ordinance to add requirements for family and assisted restrooms and baby changing stations in new and “substantially renovated” commercial and public buildings.

With Menne retirement, Decatur sets succession strategy

September 30, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Even before Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne announced her retirement last week, Decatur had prepared a long-range succession strategy.

Decatur passes E Scooter ordinance, offers monthly classes

September 24, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur’s commission recently passed an electric scooter ordinance after an 8-month interim agreement with Lime, the only scooter company currently operating within city limits.

Retiring assistant city manager was critical to Decatur’s success

September 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After 36½ years in Decatur Lyn Menne, Assistant City Manager for Community & Economic Development, announced Friday she’s retiring effective Nov. 1.

Decatur begins building pedestrian beacon across from Westchester

September 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur began construction and installation this week on a pedestrian hybrid beacon across from Westchester Elementary School on Scott Boulevard.

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.

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.

Decatur starts construction on new citywide fiber optic network

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Building the new network costs a shade under $2 million. When finished it will provide uninterrupted communications services for 14 city and 10 school sites, including the Decatur Police and Fire Departments.

Downtown advocate to run for Decatur city commission

August 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Downtown Decatur advocate George Dusenbury is running for the District 1 city commission seat currently held by Scott Drake, who announced his retirement earlier this summer.

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