City Commission Meetings 

  • Monday, November 3, 7:30pm
  • Monday November 12, 7:30 pm (joint meeting with City Schools of Decatur Board is 5:30-7:30)
  • Monday, November 17, 7:30pm
  • Monday, December 1, 7:30pm

UDO Work Sessions (City Hall):

  • Tuesday, November 11 at 7PM with the Planning Commission
  • Monday, November 17 at 7:30PM with the City Commission

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.

Nov 5 Decatur Farm to School Fall Dine Out

Nov 7: Art Walk

Nov 8: Decatur Wine Festival

Nov 10: ONA Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

Dec 2: DBA Holiday Meeting

During last year’s holiday season, approximately 650 children and seniors received gifts through this program.  For more information, see the November 2014 FOCUS or email: or call 404-378-8068

The results of a project researching diversity in the City of Decatur were presented at a City Commission work session in August. 

 The final written report, Findings on the state of diversity in the City of Decatur, is now available as a PDF and can be found here:

Many neighbors have had questions about the draft 2014 Annexation. City Manager Peggy Merriss and CSD Superintendent Phyllis Edwards have jointly drafted a letter than outlines many of the issues that have been raised.  In addition, there is a Public Hearing scheduled at the Nov 3 City Commission meeting; a Joint Work session with the CSD Board on November 12 is also scheduled.

Participate in Open City Hall:

Emergency Communication
Oct 29, 2014 12:28 pm | Open City Hall

How do you find out about emergencies?


Tuesday, November 4

ELECTION DAY – Remember to VOTE!

Wednesday, November 5; 5-9pm

The Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm to School Fall Dine Out has been set for Wednesday, November 5th, from 5-9pm!  Participating restaurants will include Cakes & Ale, The Iberian Pig, Farm Burger, Raging Burrito, Seven Hens, Sapori di Napoli, Wahoo! Grill, Lawrence’s Cafe, Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards, Leon’s Full Service, Brick Store Pub, The Universal Joint, Oakhurst Market, and Steinbeck’s Ale House!  Enjoy a great meal at a participating restaurant and a portion of your purchase will go towards Decatur Farm to School.  This event is a wonderful tradition that allows the community to support the City Schools of Decatur’s efforts to teach their children the importance of healthy eating. Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets at the restaurants for some great prizes.  Thank you for your support!  

Friday evening, November 7

Art Walk

Locations throughout Decatur
Decatur galleries, shops and restaurants kick off the Decatur Wine Festival with a Friday evening ArtWalk. This single-night art experience, which is free and open to the public, features openings and receptions citywide. Enjoy viewing art of all kinds and meeting artists.

Thursday November 6; 5-8pm

Winnona Park Neighborhood Association Night out with Neighbors – 

The Bishop, 124 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board invites the community to complete a survey to help plan the direction for Decatur’s future as a place where people of all ages and resources can live throughout their lifetimes. The board welcomes the community’s input to reach these goals. All Decatur residents, not only senior citizens, may complete the survey at:

The Decatur City Commission created the board to fulfill the goals of the 2010 Strategic Plan, including assuring our city is a safe, healthy and inviting community for all ages. If you prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey or would like more information, contact staff liaison Lee Ann Harvey at or call 678-553-6548. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 21, 2014.


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