Lifelong Decatur Survey Results Are In

Learn the results of the Lifelong Decatur survey on Thursday, June 18, 6:30 p.m., at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. The Lifelong Community Advisory Board will present findings from the survey that was completed by more than 630 residents. Find out what steps the board is taking to make sure Decatur is a place where people can live throughout their lifetimes, regardless of age, ability, or economic status.
The survey report pdf is available at For more information, email or call 678-553-6548.
Lee Ann Harvey
Lifelong Community Coordinator

One Response to Lifelong Decatur Survey Results Are In

  1. Chris Billingsley says:

    Sorry. Missed the meeting. Storm was a good excuse but really, there are only so many meeting I can attend. Besides, the results of the survey were already agreed upon in advance and my attendance and opposition to the results would have had no effect.
    Regardless of the meeting and results, we have serious problems in Decatur. The spending spree can continue only so long before we hit the limits set by the state. And then what? Part of our problem is that the spending gurus in city government have figured out that if you organize special interest groups with surveys and endless meetings, big government always wins. The majority of citizens, who would rather stay home with their families, are not fully aware of how much our government is controlled by special interest friends of city staff and more organized groups or they are just too dang tired to attend. Sooner or later, the city will have to face the reality that government can only fund a limited amount of goodies. When that happens, and the State of Georgia and the Feds are unwilling to provide additional cash, then hard reality will set in and Decatur will have to make some really tough choices.
    I will attend the next city commission meeting and will propose that the commissioners ask those who constantly have their hand out be asked, “What have you done to raise funds to solve this problem?” Once commissioners, school board members, and staff have this attitude, we may begin to develope financial prudenace.

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