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Villa Rica

Council flexes redevelopment powers for first time

November 16, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Two years after Villa Rica voters approved the city taking on new redevelopment powers, the City Council on Tuesday flexed that power for the first time.

Council approves $35M budget for 2021

October 2, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica City Council members approved a $35 million budget for the new fiscal year on Tuesday, a plan that reflects the new reality of a pandemic economy.

McDougal extends order requiring masks in VR public buildings

October 1, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica Mayor Gil McDougal on Tuesday extended his executive order until Nov. 30, saying that nothing about the spread of the disease has fundamentally changed since the order was imposed in July.

20-year plan for Villa Rica issues unveiled

September 21, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica council members got a glimpse into the future last week, as City Manager Tom Barber mapped out a 20-year plan that would see the city pay for its many needs through a pattern of steady growth.

Controversial VR truck stop gets green light

September 10, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

The Villa Rica City Council gave a green light Tuesday for a truck stop to be built at the intersection of State Route 101 and Industrial Court West.

VR property owners face likely tax hike

August 21, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica property owners can expect a tax increase this year — but probably not the 24.5% hike that city officials have requested.

Villa Rica council adopts new zoning ordinance

August 17, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

In about five minutes on Tuesday, the Villa Rica City Council approved the result of over a year’s work by city staff: a sweeping revision of the city’s zoning ordinance.

Villa Rica's anti-smoking ordinance facing amendments

August 14, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

The ordinance...has been raising a cloud of contention since...Mayor Gil McDougal ordered that it be enforced. Business owners who cater to smoking-age patrons contend that the rule will cost them business at a time when the pandemic has already hurt their livelihoods.

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