The new marijuana ordinance passed by the Fayetteville city council on November 5 was a community effort aimed at creating a policy that will positively affect public health.
Fayetteville may become the next Georgia city to dramatically decrease penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Aug. 31, with the availability of those wanting to place a ribbon on the memorial tree at the gazebo in downtown Fayetteville able to do so between Aug. 29-31.
City Finance Director Mike Bush said the property tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $200,000 would come with a $6.08 increase, while a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $400,000 would see a $12.16 increase.
“Our goal is to reduce the amount of people that are incarcerated for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana, thus reducing the stigma of having this type of conviction on an individual’s record,” Chief Scott Gray said.
Requests by Scarboone LLC to amend several zoning conditions pertaining to the Satterfield townhome development along Ga. Highway 85 North had its first reading at the Aug. 6 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.
The 47-lot Dixon Farm single-family subdivision adjacent to the north side of the Summit Point residential and retail area was approved by the Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 6.
As part of their continuing community outreach efforts, the Fayetteville Police Dept. is offering a course on understanding the use of force in policing.
The event, which was attended in-person by approximately 100 people, was hosted by youth leaders and sponsored by Fayette FACTOR in cooperation with the City of Fayetteville.
A Town Hall Community Conversation about Policing and Race will take place Friday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. The event is hosted by youth leaders and sponsored by Fayette FACTOR in cooperation with the City of Fayetteville.