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 […]
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 […]
As the second largest airport in the state of Georgia, Commissioner Patrick recognizes the economic influence the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) has within District 1, the region, and the state. As several resident groups have voiced their concerns about the proposed expansion plans, Commissioner Patrick met with airport Director Mario Evans on several occasions to get […]
Last year, my team and I had the opportunity to tour several of DeKalb County’s water plants. During these tours, not only did we learn how the water systems operate in DeKalb County, but also learned of the various planned upgrades and improvements to increase capacity.
Director Robert Gordon provided a comprehensive overview of the county’s nearly 3,000 vehicles that are under his management. The county has been aggressively reducing its carbon footprint by using natural gas vehicles. To date, we have 378 natural gas vehicles. For the first time in the department’s history, their natural gas consumption (1.3 million gallons) […]