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Super District 6 Headlines

DeKalb fights growing pains with green space initiative

From Atlanta News First By Savannah LouiePublished: May. 23, 2023 at 7:28 PM EDT ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – A solution to metro Atlanta’s growing pains has taken root at DeKalb County libraries with “productive urban landscapes,” or green spaces. DeKalb County Super District Six Commissioner Ted Terry said six of the county’s 23 libraries have transformed their landscaping into green spaces for the community. “We actually have a
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DeKalb County commissioners approve rezoning for Kensington MARTA station development

Originally posted in Decaturish DeKalb County, GA — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is moving forward with a project to redevelop the Kensington station. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved MARTA’s rezoning request for the property at the end of April.  The station is located at 3350 Kensington Road at the crossroads of Covington Highway and Memorial Drive. The study area includes 35 acres that currently house 1,912 surface
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Training center challenge appealed to Superior Court of DeKalb County

By Riley Bunch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A challenge of the land disturbance permits issued for Atlanta’s planned public safety training center has been appealed to the Superior Court of DeKalb County. DeKalb County Commissioner Ted Terry filed paperwork on Wednesday against the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision that the county acted appropriately during its lengthy permit review process for the construction site. Terry wasn’t immediately available for comment Thursday
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DeKalb County Commission defers vote on stormwater fee increase

Originally published in Decaturish DeKalb County, GA — The DeKalb County Commission is considering raising the stormwater utility fee for residents for 2023-2025. The board deferred the vote during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 9.  The commission will discuss the fee at its next committee of the whole meeting, which is scheduled for May 16.  The residential stormwater utility fee is currently $4 per residential unit. If the proposed increase
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Possible City Episode 11: Commissioner Ted Terry from DeKalb County, GA

In the eyes of the court, Commissioner Ted Terry may technically call himself “aggrieved,” but you wouldn’t know it to speak with him. A dedicated environmentalist in the sprawling Atlanta suburbs and a committed progressive in the American southeast, Terry is used to being a bit of a contrarian, albeit a highly productive one. As a two-term Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia, Terry made headway on issues from LBGTQ+ and immigrant
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Commissioner Ted Terry holds ‘DeKalb Green New Deal’ kick-off event

From Decaturish DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County Commissioner Ted Terry hosted an event at the Maloof Auditorium to kick off a “DeKalb Green New Deal” initiative on April 17.  Additional events during Earth Week include webinars on clean energy, environmental justice, and green jobs from April 18-20. Terry will speak at Decatur’s Earth Day celebration on April 22. In addition, Terry plans to introduce a resolution to allocate $100,000 in American Rescue Plan
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