Decatur City Commission holding a work session with GDOT board membersAshley Ikpelue (left) with GDOT keeps a tally of people who cross S. Candler St. at Kirk Rd. in Decatur during the Big Walk on South Candler event on Wednesday morning. Photo: Jonathan Phillips
This story has been updated.
The Decatur City Commission has called a special work session on Friday, Feb. 5, so city staff can make a presentation to Georgia Department of Transportation Board members.
The work session begins at 2 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.
“City staff will make a presentation to the City Commission and the GDOT Board members, probably 15-20 minutes on the City’s transportation philosophy and goals and objectives and on various projects in the City of Decatur that involve GDOT,” City Manager Peggy Merriss said. “The balance of the time will be for discussion between the City Commissioners and the GDOT Board members.”
Unlike other City Commission meetings, Merriss said this work session will not be live-streamed on the city’s website.
The city of Decatur has been trying to convince GDOT to support some of its plans for traffic calming. Recently Winnona Park Elementary rescheduled its Walk and Roll to school event to coincide with a GDOT pedestrian count on South Candler Road.