Posts tagged with "Patti Garrett"

Patti Garrett elected as Mayor of Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 4, 2016

City Commissioner Patti Garrett was elected to be the city’s new mayor during the first City Commission meeting of the year on Jan. 4. Unlike many other Georgia cities, Decatur’s mayor is elected by fellow commissioners. Her election was unanimous. Garrett replaces Jim Baskett as mayor, who decided not to run for re-election. Baskett 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 […]

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, […]

Little help? – Decatur asked to join lawsuit

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2014

A local attorney says the city of Decatur has a stake in a lawsuit concerning the ownership of the historic Scottish Rite property in Oakhurst. So far, city commissioners, the city manager and the city attorney are not saying if they expect to become a party to the suit. A reporter approached city officials after […]

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