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DeKalb Adopts Wastewater Retainage Credit Program

DeKalb County has adopted a new initiative that will allow residential and commercial customers to save money on their sewer service.

“This innovative program ensures our commercial customers can keep their costs down in a competitive global economy, while also providing equity for residential customers who are using water, but not allowing it to flow into the drainage system,” said DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond.


DeKalb County Sells Surplus Airport Property to Brookhaven

City to use 33-acre tract for greenspace

DeKalb County commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 24 to sell a 33-acre surplus airport tract to Brookhaven for nearly $6 million.

“It is a reflection of our collaboration with Brookhaven to give them something that they needed and give us the opportunity to release the latent value of the property to fund other improvements,” said Commissioner Jeff Rader, whose district contains the property.


Park Pride Funds Upgrades in 17 Atlanta & DeKalb Parks

Park Pride Ribbon Cutting at Adams ParkNonprofit’s Matching Grants Support Capital Park Improvements

Park Pride has announced that $820,000 has been granted to 17 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $4.8 million to projects that include new playgrounds, boardwalks and bridges, improved signage, new trails and exercise equipment, and more.

Park Pride introduced its matching grant programs in 2004, offering awards of varying amounts to groups seeking to revitalize their community greenspaces. Award recipients receive matching funds through three distinct grants: Legacy Grants (large grants of $50,000 and up), funded by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; Community Building Grants ($2,500-$50,000), funded by The Home Depot Foundation; and Small Change Grants (up to $2,500), funded by the Cecil B. Day Foundation.


Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Enrollment Ends January 31st

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb comes to a close

Organizers Double Goal to 100 Solar Roofs

Residents Have One Week Left to Express Interest and Lock in Savings

Residents and businesses in DeKalb, County have a little less than a week to enroll  Solarize Decatur-DeKalb via the coalitions’ website After the program expires on January 31, homeowners will have another three months to get a free solar evaluation and decide if they want to sign a contract for solar and start saving on their energy costs.


Mayor Kasim Reed Unveils 102 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled 102 new electric vehicle charging stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Airport will have 300 charging stations by 2018

The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled 102 new electric vehicle charging stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The charging stations will accommodate travelers and airport employees who drive electric vehicles and park at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. During a press conference, Mayor Reed was joined by Georgia Power Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Bowers, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, Clean Cities – Georgia Executive Director Don Francis, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr. and Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey Benfield. The measure is part of Mayor Reed’s agenda to ensure that Atlanta is one of the nation’s leading cities for sustainability.


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