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Second Round of Open Houses Scheduled for DeKalb County Transit Master Plan

Second Round of Open Houses Scheduled for DeKalb County Transit Master Plan

Engagement Activities Set to Provide Opportunity for Public Input and Information

WHAT: A second round of public open houses are scheduled to gather valuable community input about potential transit improvements for DeKalb County. We will present ideas generated during the initial phase of the project including the first round of public open houses, stakeholder advisory committee meetings, and public survey.

The DeKalb Transit Master Plan will ultimately address DeKalb County’s mobility challenges, help to enhance future development opportunities, and improve the quality of life within each of DeKalb’s cities and unincorporated communities, both north and south. The plan will also seize opportunities in DeKalb County for service enhancements today and expansion opportunities tomorrow to create a 30-year vision and beyond for transit investments.

Two public meetings were held March 2018 to gather community input on transportation views. The initial round of Open Houses was held October 2018. Public outreach activities will continue until May 2019.

WHO: DeKalb County Government, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority are working together to develop DeKalb County’s Transit Master Plan.


Interactive public activities planned. Area Commissioners, engaged citizens, and local community stakeholders invited. The same information will be presented at all three open houses.

Community members can arrive anytime to the most convenient location.

More info:February-2019-DeKalb-Transit-Open-Houses_Final


DeKalb County Special Purpose Home Repair Program Application Period Opens

DeKalb County Special Purpose Home Repair Program Application Period Opens

The DeKalb County Community Development Department will offer deferred payment, forgivable loans to assist senior and disabled homeowners with critical repairs to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and roofing.

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 62 years of age or disabled and at least 21 years of age, own DeKalb County property that serves as their primary residence, and satisfy income and other eligibility requirements.

The DeKalb County Community Development Department will accept preliminary applications for the Special Purpose Home Repair program on January 17 – February 1, 2019.

Preliminary applications and instructions for submission are available on the DeKalb County website or at the DeKalb County Senior Centers shown below:

DeKalb Atlanta Senior Center
25 Warren Street
Atlanta, GA 30317

South DeKalb Senior/Community Center
1931 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032

North DeKalb Senior/Community Center
3393 Malone Drive
Chamblee, GA 30341

Lithonia Senior Center
2484 Bruce Street
Lithonia, GA 30058

Lou Walker Senior Center
2358 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058

Central DeKalb Senior Center
1346 McConnell Dr.
Decatur, GA 30033

For further information, please call 404-371-2727.


SPLOST Citizens Advisory Board to Meet Jan. 31

SPLOST Citizens Advisory Board to Meet Jan. 31

Meeting to be held at Maloof Auditorium

 The DeKalb County SPLOST Citizen Advisory Board Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

Information will be provided on SPLOST projects and updates.

For more information, contact Sarah Page, public information officer, at 404-371-2705 or


Lifeline Animal Project Offering FREE Adoptions


Free Adoptions until Super Bowl Sunday on Hundreds of Select Pets at both DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services

ATLANTA, GA – (January 17, 2019)  LifeLine Animal Project is asking for the support of the Atlanta community to help get animals out of the Fulton shelter and into loving homes before upcoming renovations. In celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl, the shelter is offering free adoptions on select dog and cat MVPs (most valuable pets) at the Fulton County Animal Services shelter, now through Super Bowl Sunday!  An MVP is any dog or cat with a football sticker on their cage card. MVPs are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and can leave the shelter today!  About 100 MVPs will also be available at LifeLine’s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter which is caring for a higher number of animals than usual and is also in need of adopters.

The renovations at the Fulton shelter, which are being conducted by Fulton County government to address rodent issues, will involve removing all ceilings in the front of the building and replacing them with an open concept to prevent any further issues.  This will provide a better experience for guests, cut down on odors and improve the overall shelter environment. To adopt a shelter pet and save a life, please drop by Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd in Atlanta, DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd in Chamblee or the LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel, 129 Lake Street in Avondale Estates.  For more information, please visit


DeKalb Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

DECATUR, Ga. – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will run one day late through Friday.

The revised collection schedule is:

Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed. No sanitation collection service.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Jan. 21, will be serviced on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Jan. 22, will be serviced on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Thursday, Jan. 24 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Jan. 23, will be serviced on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Friday, Jan. 25 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Jan. 24, will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 25.

The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, North Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, during normal operating hours.

For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or, visit, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.