City Commission Meetings 

  • Monday, May 18; 7:30 pm
  • Monday, June 1; 7:30 pm
  • Monday, June 15; 7:30pm

Don’t forget! The City Commission meetings are now streaming live. To access the streaming video option, visit and click on City Government, City Commission, Streaming Video.

The proposed FY 2015-2016 budget will be presented to the City Commission on Monday, May 18th.

So if you’re interested in learning about what’s included in the proposed ”pending spending” plan, join Budget Manager Meredith Roark and Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold on Tuesday the 19th from 6pm to 7:30pm. The Community Budget Gathering will be held at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street.

This is your chance to find out how the budget process works and share feedback. Sign up today with Meredith, or call 404-370-4102, if you think you’ll be attending.

2015 Budget Schedule

May 18               Budget presented to City Commission and tentative adoption of 2015 millage rate 

June 1                Work Session and Public Hearing on Budget and Millage Rate  

June 8                 Public Hearing on Budget and Millage Rate (if needed)

June 15             Public Hearing on Budget and Millage Rate
                              Adoption of FY 2015-2016 Budget and FY 2014-2015 Revised Budget
                              Adoption of Final 2015 Millage Rate

Wednesdays in May; Noon-1pm

Saturdays in May; 7-9:30pm

For more information:

Tuesday, May 12; 7-9pm

Night out at the Imperial

The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a NIGHT OUT @ THE IMPERIAL.  

(Kids included)

Friday, May 15; 9-10pm

Decatur Lantern Parade

Let Your Light Shine at the Decatur Lantern Parade

Line-up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8pm.  The parade steps off at 9pm led by The Black Sheep Marching Ensemble and parade guru Chantelle Rytter and marches to the Decatur Square. For more information:

Saturday, May 16; 12Noon-3:30pm

Beacon Municipal Center Dedication

Join City of Decatur, City Schools of Decatur and Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson as they dedicate the Beacon Municipal Center. Dedication Ceremony at 12:30pm; tours of the building every 30 minutes following the ceremony.

Tuesday, May 19; 5:00pm

Decatur Business Association meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 5-7:15 pm
The Dalton Gallery/Dana Fine Arts Building Agnes Scott College

Program: DBA members meeting in conjunction with the opening reception for the Fine Arts Exhibition, part of the Decatur Arts Festival.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

Wednesday, May 20; 6:30pm-8:30pm

DEF Celebration of Excellence Dinner

Join the Decatur Education Foundation for an evening of celebrating some of our best and brightest students as they award over $50,000 in college scholarships.

Wednesday, May 20th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall at Agnes Scott College

For tickets:

Friday, May 22

Decatur Arts Festival Art Walk

Saturday, May 23-Sunday, May 24

Decatur Arts Festival


The artist market features more than 165 artists selected through a competitive jury process. The annual market is known for its high quality of artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond.

Find out about artists, events and more here:

Saturday, July 25; 11am-7pm

City of Decatur to host Slide the City!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Decatur Business Association, the DBA along with the City of Decatur has decided to shake up our traditional summer event, the Decatur Beach Party, and make a huge SPLASH this summer. For one day only, there will be a 1000 foot long water slide in the middle of W. Ponce de Leon Ave, stetching from Clairemont down just past Ponce de Leon Place.

This amazing event is produced a by a professional event company called Slide the City which has brought this wildslide to cities such as Salt Lake City, Boise, Fountain Hills, and Ft. Lauderdale.  Decatur will be the only metro Atlanta city to host this event which will bring Decatur thousands of visitors and tons of foot traffic.

The Decatur Business Association and the Community and Economic Development department are committed to helping both businesses and residents prepare for this event and make it fun and beneficial for everyone.

When is it?  Saturday, July 25th (The event times are 11am-7pm but the street will be closed from 5am-midnight for set-up and break down)

Will the street be totally closed? Yes. We will close W. Ponce de Leon from Clairemont Ave all the way to Fairview Ave. The Slide itself will end in front of Jimmy Johns but  people in the 335 W. Ponce building will be able to get in and out of the parking deck.

How many people are expected to participate?  6000 tickets would be a sell out but this event tends to bring a lot of spectators who will be happy to eat, shop, and just watch the fun from the sidewalks.

How do people purchase tickets? Through the Slide the City website and on the day of the event. Prices range from $10-$50, depending on the type of ticket you purchase     (

Is there an age or height limit? All who are over 46 inches tall and over 5 years old are invited to slide, but remember if you’re under 18 you’ll need to get a sign off from your legal guardians.

Will this be in addition to the Beach Party in June?  No, we want to put all of our resources toward making this THE big summer event. We expect to bring the Beach Party back next summer.


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