Congresswoman Lucy McBath Visits District 1 to Tour Pleasantdale Road

For many years, residents living and shopping along the busy Pleasantdale Road corridor have voiced their concerns over the lack of safety, visibility, and the potentially dangerous situations the current road creates for pedestrians, drivers, and other users. During a recent Pleasantdale Park community meeting held by Commissioner Robert Patrick, some residents expressed difficulties in […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Celebrates National Garbage Man Day as a Sanitation Worker

On June 17th, municipalities around the country celebrated Global Garbage Man Day, to show appreciation to the men and women who keep our streets and neighborhoods clean. As the sanitation industry continues to grapple with labor shortages, DeKalb County is no different. District 1’s North Lot has been experiencing high labor shortages that have caused […]

Board of Commissioners Approve Water and Sewer Rate Increase

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Come Aug. 1, DeKalb County residents’ water and sewer bills will be a little higher. The county commission voted Tuesday to approve the 6% rate hike, which officials say is necessary to help cover the cost of more than $2 billion in improvements to DeKalb’s historically neglected water and sewer infrastructure. The increase — which […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Offers Water Bill Assistance for District 1 Low-Income Residents

DECATUR, Ga.—Inflation and the rising cost of goods and services are creatingfinancial hardships for many DeKalb County residents. As a result, basic needs such asrent, food and utilities are going unmet. To alleviate some of these burdens, Commissioner Robert Patrick is offering water billassistance for residents of District 1 through St. Vincent de Paul’s utility […]