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.
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.
Villa Rica Mayor Gil McDougal on Friday vetoed an amended anti-smoking bill the city council adopted last week.
Villa Rica property owners can expect a tax increase this year — but probably not the 24.5% hike that city officials have requested.
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.
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.
Villa Rica city council members on Tuesday will revisit a 2012 ordinance that virtually banned smoking in the city.
The Georgia Municipal Association filed a legal brief Tuesday in Gov. Brian Kemp’s lawsuit against Atlanta’s mayor, defending the right of Georgia cities to require masks.
On Monday, a citywide order went into effect requiring face masks for all Villa Rica employees and visitors to city-owned buildings as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Villa Rica police officers got a public show of support by city officials last week after reports that morale has sagged within the force during recent attention to police actions in other cities.