The State of DeKalb County lunch on April 26 had a railroad theme – partly because it was held at Pullman Yards – which once built the luxury Pullman passenger train cars.
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DeKalb issues land disturbance permit for training center; commissioner may appeal
DeKalb County has approved a land disturbance permit for the public safety training center, but opponents may appeal.
DeKalb, Blackhall Studios swap land — county promises “innovative” public park
But swap opponents are skeptical of DeKalb.
DeKalb County vows to stop sewer leaks by 2027 in plan awaiting public comment
DeKalb County has promised to stop leaking raw sewage from its sewer system in certain areas of the county by late 2027. This is part of a negotiated settlement valued at more than $1 billion that lays the blame for failure to fix the system since 2011 on prior county administrations.
Metro Atlanta transit authority ready to evaluate the region’s mobility ideas
Metro Atlanta’s new transit authority has decided, roughly, how it’s going decide which would be the best proposed mass transit projects across its 13-county region.
Metro Atlanta has a new agency that’s supposed to make transit smoother — so what’s it going to do?
“The whole idea of being county-specific is obsolete,” said Michael Thurmond, a board member of the new state-created transit authority that covers 13 counties, several transit operators and something around five million Georgians.
MARTA OKs Gwinnett deal, while DeKalb demands services
As MARTA and Gwinnett move toward a possible embrace, some in DeKalb are feeling jilted.
DeKalb CEO backtracks on saying MARTA nominee would be county’s first black female
DeKalb County’s CEO has stepped back from a statement that his nominee to MARTA’s board of directors would be the county’s first African American female to serve on the board – presuming her nomination is confirmed.
DeKalb CEO calls bill “strange” that would eliminate his job after his term
By Maggie Lee The CEO of DeKalb County has called a plan to eventually eliminate the post he now holds “strange.” “It appears to be an attempt to controvert and nullify the will of the voters of DeKalb County,” said Michael Thurmond, speaking to reporters at the state Capitol on Thursday, just after he briefed […]