Where to find me:

City Commission Meetings:

    • Monday, October 5; 7:30 pm
    • Monday, October 16; 7:30pm
    • Monday, November 2; 7:30 pm

Oct 3-4: Atlanta Maker Faire

Oct 6: Restaurants for Repairs

Oct 8: Decatur Education Foundation Boil and Brew

Oct 9: Opening Reception, Joe Dreher Exhibition

Oct 10: Madison Avenue Fifth Annual Soap Box Derby (I’m a judge!)

Oct 11: The Decatur Artway

Oct 12: ONA Meeting

Oct 13: WPNA Meeting and Candidates’ Forum

Oct 17: Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Oct 18: Oakhurst Porchfest

Nov 3: Election Day!

Will they ever be done?? The streetscapes in Oakhurst were last re-done about 35 years ago and the below the surface infrastructure reflects that. From conduits in wooden boxes to unmarked utility lines and a collapsed stormwater drain, there have been challenges. (The collapsed stormwater drain was found over CSD fall break and had to be repaired before work could resume on completion of the sidewalks.)

You can receive updates about the project by emailing Hugh Saxon:


I also asked Hugh to give an update at the last City Commission meeting and you can listen here:


minute 10:40 

MyDecaturGa allows residents, visitors and business owners to report quality-of-life issues and request services online or with their smartphones. You can link to SeeClickFix on the “Submit a Service Request” on the City website:


Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document neighborhood concerns and improvements alike, ranging from graffiti and code violations to damaged sidewalks and potholes. It also features useful information such as lists of restaurants and city parks as well as links to the city’s blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. 

City of Decatur was one of 4 communities selected by the Atlanta Regional Commission for its Public Arts Program. The grant includes a community engagement process of those neighbors living and working nearby as a part of creating a mural on both sides of the MARTA overpass at the intersection of Trinity & Atlanta Avenue near the Beacon Municipal Center. In selecting Decatur, ARC noted: “The MARTA Overpass Mural will create neighborhood connections and an exceptional art form that is reflective of the revitalization and vibrancy of this historical community in downtown Decatur.”

For more information:


The City of Decatur has been named by Atlanta Magazine as a finalist for a “Groundbreakers” award. Read the article and vote for Decatur! You can vote until September 30 – and you can vote everyday!



Georgians will have the opportunity to conserve energy and water and save money by purchasing energy-saving and water-efficient products without sales taxes during the upcoming ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday.

The state of Georgia’s ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday will take place Friday, October 2, through Sunday, October 4, 2015.

During the sales tax holiday, these items will be exempt from sales tax if they have the ENERGY STAR label and have a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item: • Air conditioners • Ceiling fans • Clothes washers • Dehumidifiers • Dishwashers .

In addition, these items will be exempt from sales tax if they have the WaterSense label and have a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item: • Bathroom sink faucets • Faucet accessories (such as aerators) • High-efficiency toilets .

The sales tax exemption will not apply to ENERGY STAR or WaterSense products purchased for trade, business or resale. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, which encourages the use of energy efficient products and practices to save money and protect the environment.

For more information, visit http://www.energystar.gov. WaterSense, an EPA partnership program, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering consumers a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense. Learn more by visiting http://www.gefa.org.


Saturday, October 3, 10am-5pm; Sunday, October 4,12- 5pm.

Atlanta Maker Faire

Downtown Decatur

Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new!


Tuesday, October 6; 7am-11pm

Restaurants for Repairs

Benefitting MLK, Jr Service Project

You literally can’t go wrong!!! Oct 6th, dine at ANY of these awesome Decatur restaurants to support the MLK Service Project! Raging Burrito & Taco , The Square PubBrick Store PubCakes & AleThe Corner Pub,Farm Burger DecaturKimball HouseLeon’sMakan Restaurant & Bar,Matador Cantina OakhurstMezcalitos CantinaMojo Pizza N Pub,Parker’s on PonceThe PinewoodSabaSteinbeck’sSweet Melissa’s,Twisted SoulUniversal Joint

Thursday, October 8, 6:30-10 pm

DECATUR EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOIL & BREW                                                                                         185-B Sams Street

Come party with 400 friends and neighbors while helping raise funds to support Decatur kids, providing opportunities to help them reach their full potential.  Join the Decatur Education Foundation on Thursday, October 8th from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at 185-B Sams Street, Decatur 30030 for this key FUNdraiser.

NEW THIS YEAR: Boil tastes from Decatur favorites MakanSteinbeck’s and Leon’s! Enjoy food, drinks, and our exciting Live Auction and Fund-a-Need Challenge. The best part? All proceeds from this event are reinvested back into Decatur schools. Tickets are $70 ($50 for CSD employees), and you can also purchase a ticket for a CSD employee – either designate a specific person or add to the ticket pool for CSD employees who are interested in attending. For event details and to purchase tickets, go to: http://www.defboil.com

We also need many volunteers to make this fun event a success!  Check out the volunteer options and sign up here: http://vols.pt/4uvuzR  

Questions? Email Meagan@DecaturEducationFoundation.org.

Friday, October 9; 6-8pm

Opening Reception
Joe Dreher Exhibition

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery
113 Clairemont Ave. in downtown Decatur
On view through Nov. 30

Saturday, October 10; 9am

Oakhurst Arts Run

Register on-line: oakhurstartsrun.com

Proceeds benefit FAVE; run is co-hosted by FAVE and Decatur Education Foundation


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