Transportation panel discussion set for June 11
DeKalb residents will have an opportunity to learn about the upcoming July 31 transportation sales tax referendum during a panel discussion today, June 11.
Six panelists are slated for the discussion titled “The Transportation Penny Tax Referendum: What Does it Mean For DeKalb County?” Panelists are Jeff Dickerson of Citizens for Transportation Mobility; DeKalb NAACP president John Evans; MARTA Oversight Committee member Steen Miles; Cheryl King, assistant general manager of planning for MARTA; DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson; and Dan Reuter, land use division chief for the Atlanta Regional Commission.
The discussion will be 6:30-9 p.m. at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.
DeKalb County discounts pet adoptions for a week
DeKalb County Animal Services will join a nationwide effort June 11-15 to increase the number of pet adoptions by reducing pet adoption fees.
During the “Just One Day” adoption event, which runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, DeKalb County Animal Services will discount the adoption fee to $60.
In U.S. animal shelters, an average of 10,411 are euthanized in one day. To further underscore the importance of adoption, DeKalb County has taken the pledge to not engage in euthanasia June 11.
The county’s animal shelter is located at 845 Camp Road, Decatur.
For more information about DeKalb County Animal Services and animals available for adoption, visit www.dekalbcountyanimalservices.com. For more information about Just One Day, visit www.justoneday.ws.
Pine Lake City Council meeting canceled
The regularly scheduled Pine Lake City Council meeting for June 11 has been canceled due to lack of a quorum.
The meeting has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m., June 18, in the clubhouse at 300 Clubhouse Drive in Pine Lake.
DeKalb CEO and Decatur mayor to hold Wireside Chat about transportation referendum
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd will hold a Wireside Chat June 13 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about the upcoming transportation referendum.
The chat will provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions of local elected officials in advance of the July 31 transportation referendum. Participants can join the chats by telephone to learn about the referendum and the projects it will support.
For more information or to register please visit www.wiresidechats.com or call (404) 463-3227.
Workshop to help residents to organize National Night Out events
One DeKalb is hosting a community workshop June 12 on how to organize a neighborhood National Night Out (NNO).
Participants will be taught the history of NNO and what is needed to organize a NNO event. They will hear from others who have participated in past NNO events.
The workshop will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library 3132 Klondike Road in Lithonia.
The 29th Annual National Night Out is scheduled for Aug. 7.