Category: City of Decatur

Candidates Forum 2015 Held at The Church at Decatur Heights



Discussion on current state of City of Decatur by Decatur City Comission and Decatur School Board Candidates. Touching on a range of topics from annexation, to traffic control.  There are a total of (9) 15 minute videos.

From Left To Right: Eric Tumperi, John Ridley, James Johnson, Commissioner Scott Drake,  CSD Board Chair Garrett Gobel, Tasha White, Thomas DeSimone

Hosted by Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association.

Moderator Bill Banks, freelance writer and AJC correspondent, held at The Church at Decatur Heights, 735 Sycamore Drive

Thank you to Daniel from Forever Dreaming Productions for his work on audio and sound production.

Candidates Forum October 25th 3-5pm.

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November 3 ballot

City Schools of Decatur Bond Referendum

HB597 Dekalb Ethics Board Bill


City of Decatur Commission Candidates:

District 1 Post B

Commissioner Scott Drake

Eric Tumperi

[Valencia Breedlove


District 2 Post B

James Johnson

[Brian Smith

At Large

John Ridley

[Tony Powers


City Schools of Decatur School Board Candidates:

District 1 Post B

CSD Board Chair Garrett Gobel

District 2 Post B

Thomas DeSimone

Tasha White

National Night Out August 4, 2015 (Pop with a Cop)

National Night Out Tuesday August 4th.  your DHNA will be participating in this national event by hosting Pop with a Cop.  From 5:30-6:30 come by to enjoy a popsicle with your local police officers and thank them for all they do.

You can still participate in this event if you are not able to make it for a popsicle.  From 8-9pm turn your porch light on to recognize local law enforcement.  Pop with a Cop

City of Decatur Schools Superintendent Search- Community Input Needed

 City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Search
Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members Invited
to Participate in Online Survey and Community Forums
The Board of Education is very interested in your input as they seek to hire a new superintendent. City Schools of Decatur staff, students, parents and community members are invited to participate in this process by attending community forums and by completing a survey. This survey is designed to gather your perception on the importance of various characteristics commonly found in effective superintendents.  The information will be used by the Board to determine the “Desired Characteristics” of our next superintendent.
The Superintendent Search Survey
Please share your thoughts by responding to survey linked below.  The survey will be open until June 3, 2015.
To access the survey:
As you respond, please remember that all characteristics listed are desirable, but we are interested in knowing your perceptions about which characteristics are “most important” for City Schools of Decatur.
Superintendent Search Community Forums 
The consultant firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, will facilitate four community forums to seek input on the most desirable characteristics and skills that our new superintendent should possess.
The community forums will be held in the Board of Education Room at the Central Office at the Beacon Municipal Center located at 125 Electric Avenue on the following days:
* Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM
* Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM
* Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM
* Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM
The CSD Board members, along with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, appreciate your willingness to participate in this very important process and look forward to learning your perspective.

Decatur Police–“Drug Take Back” Saturday, September 27th from 10am-2pm

This Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. drop by and turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal in front of the Decatur Police Department, located at 420 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. The goal of the DEA “Drug Take Back” program is to prevent pill abuse and theft by giving everyone the opportunity to turn in potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal. Decatur last participated in the drug take back program in April 2014 and took in 150 pounds of prescription drugs.
(from Sgt Jennifer Ross, Community Information and Education Officer, Decatur Police Dept)

City of Decatur Tree Ordinance

Message from City of Decatur:

Attention Decatur Residents:

New Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance

The Decatur City Commission voted to adopt a new Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance that will go into effect on July 7, 2014. The purpose of this update is to modernize the current ordinance (which dates back to 1988) and to encourage the conservation of existing tree canopy.
To learn more about the Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance, a public information meeting has been planned for Monday, June 23rd from 6PM to 8PM at the Leverett Public Works Building, 2635 Talley Street, Community Room.

To read the new ordinance, please visit the following website Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance<>

The Design, Environment, and Construction Division is currently working to finalize processes and procedures to implement the new ordinance. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact John Maximuk,<>,678-553-6570

Regina Brewer

Preservation Planner

City of Decatur

509 N. McDonough Street

P.O.B 220

Decatur, GA 30031