Smyrna City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance Monday night, becoming one of a handful of cities in Georgia with such a law.
“You can’t afford not to pass this NDO,” said one Smyrna resident, referring to the ordinance..."We are happy to be in a community, and we are choosing, in my case, to stay in a community where people are free to express themselves and free to live the life that they’re choosing to live.”
If approved on Aug 3, that annual rate of 8.99 mills will be the same for the fourteenth consecutive year, according to a city statement.
The City of Smyrna is providing voluntary COVID-19 testing for all city employees at no cost over a three-day period this week.
Smyrna residents who spoke at a town hall Tuesday expressed support for an ordinance banning discrimination within the city limits.
Anticipating a need for state assistance in the coming year, Smyrna City Council voted this week to hire a lobbyist to represent the city in the Georgia Legislature and executive branch.
City Council members debated Tuesday evening the details of a proposed ordinance that would subject city businesses or their employees to fines for discriminating against customers.
The SPLOST 2022 project list also contains many public safety projects, a new animal shelter, parks and library safety enhancements and funding for projects in Cobb’s six cities.
The proposed development will consist of 105 multi-family units spread across two, four-story buildings.
To help businesses move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Smyrna has waived all temporary sign permit fees through Aug. 31.