New traffic light switched on by Pleasantdale Road in DeKalb County

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) -A new traffic light is up and running on Pleasantdale Road in front of Pleasantdale Elementary School in DeKalb County. “When I told my community this light was turning on, it was just elation. They’re so excited this is happening,” said Pleasantdale Elementary Principal Amy Heutel. See full news footage […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick and CEO Michael Thurmond to Host “Flip the Switch” Event to Commemorate the Latest Traffic Signal Installation on Pleasantdale Road

Decatur, GA — Commissioner Robert Patrick and DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, in partnership with DeKalb County’s Transportation Department, and DeKalb County’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, will unveil the newest traffic light at Pleasantdale Elementary School on Monday, April 24th, 2023. The newly installed traffic signal adds another layer of safety for […]

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 […]

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 Pitches Congressional Appropriations Projects

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Infrastructure has not only been a major priority for Commissioner Patrick, but it is also a White House priority. As this year’s BOC Presiding Officer, he took the opportunity to meet with Georgia US Senators and federal agencies in D.C. during the NACo Legislative Conference to pitch DeKalb County projects for potential infrastructure and other […]