Posts tagged with "Kecia Cunningham"

Decatur Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2015

This story has been updated.  In a surprise move, Decatur Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham has resigned her post as a city commissioner. According to Commissioner Patti Garrett, Cunningham has resigned to take a job in Pennsylvania and will start her new job on Monday. Cunningham made her announcement at the end of the Aug. […]

With mayor pro tem deciding against re-election, commission losing two long-serving members

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 3, 2015

The 2015 City Commission elections will be one that brings major changes to the city’s elected leadership. Mayor Jim Baskett, elected in 1995, confirmed last month that he isn’t seeking another term. Now Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham, who was elected in 1999, is also deciding against reelection. Cunningham recently confirmed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution […]

Decatur Mayor Pro Tem undecided about running for reelection

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 21, 2015

With the Nov. 3 elections on the horizon, local officials are firming up their plans for reelection. But Decatur’s Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham said she hasn’t decided if she’ll try to remain in the seat she’s held since 1999. She’s the city’s second-longest serving commissioner. When Decaturish asked her at the end of the […]

Decatur Mayor Pro Tem pleads guilty to drunk driving, sentenced in city court

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 8, 2015

Decatur Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence and was sentenced on July 8. Cunningham appeared in Decatur City Court before a DeKalb County Magistrate Judge, Matt McCoyd. The judge was filling in for the city judges, who are appointed by the City Commission. McCoyd accepted the plea and […]

UPDATE: Decatur City Commissioner arrested for driving under the influence

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 17, 2015

Decatur Police arrested Decatur City Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham on June 11 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Cunningham said she is “embarrassed” by the arrest and said she will not contest the charges. She told Decaturish the arrest occurred in the evening after she had finished having dinner. She was […]

Decatur Commissioners weigh in on bond request that would raise city taxes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 23, 2015

Decatur’s School board will meet tonight at 6:30 pm to discuss the details of a request for a referendum on issuing more debt to pay for school construction. The debt, in the form of a bond issue, could increase taxes for residents by hundreds of dollars each year. It’s a dicey moment for the school […]

Decatur Mayor, Mayor Pro-tem reappointed by fellow commissioners

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 6, 2015

Decatur City Commissioners held a short meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, where they reappointed Mayor Jim Baskett and Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham. Unlike Avondale Estates, where the mayor is elected, in Decatur the mayor and mayor pro tem are commissioners selected by fellow commissioners at the first meeting of the calendar year. The mayor […]

Decatur Commission will elect officers on Monday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 2, 2015

A new year means some housekeeping items are in order for the Decatur City Commission. Decatur City Commissioners will meet on Jan. 5 and will select the mayor and mayor pro tem for 2015. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are […]

Request respect – Racial profiling group makes recommendations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 22, 2014

UPDATE: Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker has released a statement about the department’s participation in this ongoing conversation. His full statement is reprinted at the end of this article.  For the last few weeks black men living in the city of Decatur have been opening up about their experiences with the city’s police department. On […]

New numbers – Williams, Parent file finance reports

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 9, 2014

Campaign finance reports released on April 7 show that Elena Parent led opponent Kyle Williams in fundraising for the May 20 Democratic Primary for the Senate District 42 seat, but not by much. The spending reported by each campaign is a different story. Disclosures show that Parent raised $67,506 during the most recent reporting period, […]

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