News - DeKalb Town Hall Meeting

DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones is bringing the government to the people Sat., June 25. As part of the CEO's Town Hall at the Mall series, representatives from county departments will be on hand to answer citizens' questions. Curious about what type of permit you'll need to build that screened-in porch? Talk to a representative from the permitting department. Wondering why your neighborhood doesn't have sidewalks? Talk to someone from the county's transportation bureau. Tired of flooding in your back yard? Talk to the folks from the sewage and drainage department.

Town Hall at the Mall will take place from noon-4 p.m. at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Tucker. For more info, call 404-371-2438.

Atlanta City Council Atlanta City Council discusses regular business, city planning and metro issues. www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6030. First Monday of every month, 1 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 1 p.m. Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell St.

Avondale City Council Avondale City Council discusses regular business, future plans for the city and other community related issues. www.avondaleestates.org. 404-294-5400. Fourth Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Avondale City Hall, 21 N. Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates.

Christians on Gay Marriage Delegates from the United Church of Christ will gather to determine whether the church should allow gay marriages to be performed. You can sit in on the debate. Events will be held Fri.-Tues., July 1-5. $25 per day. www.ucc.org/synod/press25.htm. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 International Boulevard.

Cobb Town Hall Meeting Cobb County Commissioner Helen Goreham will hold a town hall meeting to discuss issues important to northwest Cobb. www.cobbcounty.org. 770-528-3313. First Tuesday of every month, 9 a.m.; fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. Cobb County Building, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.

College Park City Council Citizens of College Park are invited to attend council meetings. Issues not on the agenda may be addressed at the beginning of the meeting. Each comment must last no longer than 10 minutes. www.collegeparkga.com. 404-669-3754. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. City Hall, 3667 Main St., College Park

Decatur City Council The Decatur City Council meets to discuss local government and address community issues. www.decaturga.com. 404-371-8386. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Temporary City Hall, 233 E. Trinity Place, Decatur.

DeKalb County Commission The county's regular commission meetings are broadcast live on Channel 23 and replayed throughout the week. Minutes available at www.co.dekalb.ga.us. The commission meets the econd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.; fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.

East Atlanta Marketing Committee The marketing committee's aim is to promote and create awareness for East Atlanta Village. By working with local businesses, the committee works to provide services and activities that residents will enjoy. For more info, e-mail jclark@interland.com. www.eaca.net. 404-521-1122. First Monday of every month, 7 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Joe's coffee shop, 510 Flat Shoals Ave.

East Point City Council East Point residents are welcome to attend the regular City Council meetings. Local government, upcoming community endeavors and city planning will be discussed. www.eastpointcity.org. 404-765-1133. First Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 2777 East Point St., East Point.

Georgia for Democracy Georgia For Democracy has more than 50 voter registration drives, neighborhood canvassing and community outreach events for planned for summer 2005. For more info, visit www.georgiafordemoracy.org and to to the events page.

Neighborhood Planning Unit Meetings Neighborhood Planning Units are citizen-run councils that advise the mayor and Atlanta City Council. Each NPU meets on a monthly basis to solicit community concerns. Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older whose primary residence is within the NPU, or any corporation or agency that owns property or has a place of business within the NPU. To find out which NPU you belong to and when they meet, visit www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6899. Dates vary.

Protest Human Rights Violations Amnesty International will hold a rally to protest torture and other perceived human rights violations in the U.S.-led war on terror. Fri., June 24, noon. Colony Square, 1175 Peachtree St.

Talk Trash Unhappy with your garbage collection? The Department of Public Works will hold two public meetings in June to solicit comments that will be used to update the Fulton County Solid Waste Management Plan. The plan covers collection and disposal of solid waste generated in Fulton County. The first meeting will be Tues., June 28, 6:30 p.m. South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park. 404-730-8013. The second meeting will be Thurs., June 30, 6:30 p.m. North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road. 404-730-8013.

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