DECATUR, Ga.—Commissioner Robert Patrick held a town hall on May 6 to discuss
stormwater concerns in District 1. With torrential rainstorms over the past few days,
more than 50 residents participated to seek answers to many of their flooding, drainage,
and road repair questions.
The featured speaker was Rick Lemke, director of DeKalb’s Public Works Department,
who explained the difference between public and private repair responsibilities, provided
an update on where the department was in terms of work orders, explained the effect
COVID-19 is having on staff issues, and the priorities the department would focus on.
Afterwards, a question-and-answer session was held.
“Infrastructure, such as our stormwater system, is an important quality of life issue for
residents,” said Commissioner Patrick, who was pleased with the engagement during
the townhall. “I’m glad that residents are engaged on this issue and we will continue to
have conversations around District 1’s infrastructure.”
Media Note: For more information, contact Aiun Nettles at 404-274-0342.