Cities In The News


Gwinnett BOC awards nearly $5M contract to build new Duluth library

November 20, 2019

Gwinnett Daily Post

A new Duluth library branch has been in the works for years, but the joint city-county project cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when Gwinnett County commissioners approved a construction contract for the branch.

Duluth appoints first black judge for local court

November 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Duluth has appointed its first black judge. Gwinnett County lawyer Tiffany Porter has been appointed associate judge for the city.

Duluth updates guidelines for public art program

October 22, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Duluth City Council recently approved updated procedural guidelines for the Duluth Public Art Program. The Duluth Public Arts Commission, known as “DPAC,” consists of six regular members and one member of the mayor and council. At a minimum five members must reside in the city limits.

465-home riverfront development recommended for approval in Gwinnett

October 8, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 465-home development is one step closer to reality in Duluth after a Monday vote.

Duluth modifies unified development code

September 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Following a recent public hearing, the Duluth City Council voted to approve modifications to the city’s Unified Development Code.

Duluth creates smoke-free zones on city-owned property

September 18, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Duluth City Council has voted to approve an ordinance creating smoke-free zones for any city-owned or operated building, indoor or outdoor recreational facility.

Duluth considering quiet zones near railroad crossings

September 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A quiet zone is a section of a rail line at least one‐half mile in length where horns are not routinely sounded when trains are approaching the crossing.

Duluth’s Nancy Harris guaranteed fourth term as city’s mayor

September 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In addition to Harris, voters will reelect Kelvin J. Kelkenberg and Greg Whitlock to their city council posts since no other candidates qualified to run in the Nov. 5 municipal election.

Duluth to adjust stormwater fees to fund needed improvements

August 21, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The new funding model will allow the city to make strategic, timely, and cost-conscious decisions about repairs to the city’s stormwater infrastructure over the next 15 years.

Duluth announces qualifying dates for candidates

August 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Individuals interested in running to succeed Mayor Nancy Harris will pay a qualification fee of $288. Candidates interested in qualifying for either Council Post 4 to succeed Kelvin “Kelly” Kelkenberg or Council Post 5 to succeed Greg Whitlock will need $180.