Due to severe weather, the 2015 Earth Day Festival has been canceled. There is no alternative rain date for this event, so we will see you again in 2016!Remember that Earth Day was founded to raise public consciousness about air and water pollution. This is a great time of year to think about how you and your family can minimize your impact on the planet. Small changes can add up, and the Wylde Center is a great source for environmental education. Check out our website at wyldecenter.org.
Asif Hussain, owner of Hop-N-Shop, came to the meeting to discuss the idea of redeveloping the Hop-N-Shop building. Update ideas to the property include adding a 2nd story for residential apartment units, an outdoor space, and bike rakes. NO decisions have been made.
Word is that the Hop-N-Shop store would remain on the building’s ground floor.
- Record Store Day sounds particularly awesome – and includes beer! – this year [Decatur CD]
- Classic car spotted in Decatur [Next Stop…Decatur]
- Avondale identifies potential site for downtown parking deck [AJC]
- Decatur Earth Day Festival at Oakhurst Garden tomorrow [Decatur Minute]
- Transit, walkability key factors decision to put 900 jobs in Midtown [ABC]
- Amazon cloud business expanding in Atlanta [ABC]
- We need more street furniture shaped like tulips [CityLab]
Photo courtesy of Decatur CD
Sgt. Jennifer Ross sends along this announcement…
PAWS for the Cause will be held this Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Glenlake Park located at 1121 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030. FREE ADMISSION
PAWS For The Cause, sponsored by the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office, promotes animal cruelty awareness, pet adoption, animal rescue, pet health and education. You will enjoy meeting pet specific vendors with the latest and greatest pet products, low cost micro-chipping and vaccines, dog training by JillG, pet performances, live entertainment and a must see doggie fashion show.
Judges for the doggie fashion show include Jeff Mann, Sheriff of DeKalb County; Xan Rawls, Director of DeKalb Animal Services; Deputy Chief Keith Lee and Lt. Jennifer Ross, City of Decatur Police Department and Captain Ninetta Violante, City of Decatur Fire Department.
The Doggie Fashion Show will begin shortly after Noon. You don’t want to miss it!
To enter your pup in the Doggie Fashion Show:
Email a completed doggie fashion show form to Lyn Armstrong at [email protected]
Call Lyn Armstrong at (404) 640-9726 and she can take your registration information by phone.
Complete the form at the event. *YOU MUST SIGN UP BY 11:30 AM TO ENTER YOUR PUP IN THE DOGGIE FASHION SHOW!
Sorry, a bit tardy this morning!
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.
The AJC reports that Superintendent Phyllis Edwards convinced the Decatur School Board at Tuesday’s meeting to support a $75 million General Obligation Bond, vs. the $82 million bond that was previously requested. The blurb continues…
“Whatever you ask for it’s still not going to meet our needs,” she said. “But I think the $75 million is easier to pass because it’s more reasonable.”
With $75 million, the annual tax increase on those owning an $150,000 home would be approximately $204, on a $300,000 home, $408, on a $500,000 home, $680 and on a $700,000 home $953.
Over on Open City Hall, of the 402 current “On Forum” responses, 70% of respondents said they would approve a $75 million bond. However, it should also be noted that 78% of respondents have children currently in the school system, which is a considerably larger percentage than the total Decatur voting population.
Chart courtesy of Open City Hall