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The DeKalb City Council on Monday will consider a proposal to regulate public nuisance gatherings downtown, prompted, city staff said, by complaints by some related to people drinking and loitering around parking spaces.
DeKalb residents are invited to a public hearing Monday where they can weigh in on the city’s plan to apply for state funding to help pay for and replace lead-lined water pipes for area homes’ drinking water.
Plans to find a new home for DeKalb School District 428′s Transition Program were met favorably by a DeKalb panel this week, and those plans are now set to go before the DeKalb City Council Monday.
DeKalb residents who live in the 7th Ward will have a chance to speak directly with their Alderman, John Walker, about community issues at an upcoming public meeting in March.
DeKalb city leaders recently approved a development plan for a new fire station on South Malta Road, meant to help address emergency response times for south side residents.
DeKalb city leaders will give final consideration to whether to issue a body art establishment license to the owners of Seance at Tiffany’s at a future council meeting.
DeKalb city leaders are moving forward with plans to conduct a study to determine if it’s feasible to establish a tax increment financing (TIF) redevelopment project area along the South Fourth Street corridor, from Taylor Street to Interstate 88.
DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato this month ordered DeKalb Alderwoman Carolyn “Morris” Zasada, running for state rep. in the 76th District, to stop sending emails soliciting money for her campaign to city of DeKalb employees, emails Zasada said were sent by mistake.
DeKalb city leaders expressed support this week for exploring state grant opportunities which could help fund volunteer efforts to aid migrants seeking asylum should they arrive in town. Funding, if secured, could go toward food and shelter, among other needs.
The Chair of the DeKalb Citizen Police Review Board wants to open up discussion on whether to remove police officers from the panel’s closed-session meetings.
The city of DeKalb is considering a plan to place a portion of South Fourth Street within a tax increment financing district to encourage more economic development in the area, documents show. The City Council is expected to vote whether to approve a feasibility study Monday.
Fire Chief Mike Thomas said the need for a fourth fire station is evident and would allow for first responders to get to emergencies more quickly than they can right now. The plans next head to the DeKalb City Council for consideration, expected Feb. 12.
DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes’ picks for the DeKalb Citizens Police Review Board faced some scrutiny this week as he turned to the City Council to reappoint two members.
DeKalb Fresh Market recently got a $25,000 boost from the city of DeKalb’s Architectural Improvement Program to help pay for recent building upgrades.
All five vying for state representative of the 76th District pledge to make life easier for taxpayers, uphold the state’s pension obligation and to be civil with those on the other side of the aisle during a candidates forum Wednesday in La Salle County.