News Line for Decatur

Mixed Use Development Planned at Avondale MARTA Station
MARTA and the City of Decatur are working together to develop land near the Avondale transit station into a mixed-used development.
Source: WABE

Mayor says the state of Decatur is ‘great’
Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett told attendees of the Decatur Business Association during his state of the city address March 25 that Decatur is financially sound and building for the future.
Source: Champion Newspaper

Decatur Police: A well-rounded department
When the snowstorm hit metro Atlanta in late January, officers from the Decatur Police Department were out in the streets checking on senior citizens to make sure they had water, food and other items to survive the storm.
Source: Champion Newspaper

Google eyes Atlanta for super-fast Internet
Atlanta and eight other local cities are candidates for Google’s new, ultra-fast fiber optic Internet and television service, the Silicon Valley giant announced Wednesday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur Commission ends long night by tabling tree ordinance
After a 5½-hour meeting Tuesday night before a packed City Hall, including often-lengthy comments from 30 residents, Decatur’s city commission tabled a proposed tree conservation ordinance — the city’s first since 1989 — until its March 3 meeting.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur Considers Annexation Plan
Decatur city manager Peggy Merriss says officials are looking to expand the city’s northern boundaries.
Source: WABE

Clarkston gets new mayor; Chamblee annexation approved
Clarkston has a new mayor and the city of Chamblee got the nod from 61 percent of its voters to annex a chunk of unincorporated DeKalb.
Source: Access North Georgia

Decatur commission: Moratorium not answer for demolitions
At 11 o’ clock Monday night, Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett’s phone alarm rang out through his microphone. The 65-year-old shrugged and said to his City Hall audience, “It’s telling me it’s time to take my evening pills.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur commission split on moratorium vote
After a long meeting before a packed City Hall of roughly 120 spectators Monday night, the Decatur Commission wound up divided over two proposed moratoriums.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Decatur to weigh moratorium on tree removal, demolitions
Decatur’s City Commission will vote Monday on a proposed 90-day moratorium on the removal of healthy trees on private property and the demolition of single-family homes.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution