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Gannon to discuss ‘Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb’

A diverse group of citizens from across DeKalb County will convene to discuss a “Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County.” The meeting will be held at Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., at the Decatur Public Library (ground floor meeting room), 215 Sycamore St., Decatur.


The blueprint was drafted by DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon with input from several sources. The blueprint contains recommendations regarding cityhood, Board of Ethics, Purchasing procedures and others. 


“The Blueprint is a framework for a conversation we need to have about the myriad of problems facing DeKalb,” said Gannon, who serves as the Super District Commissioner for the western half of DeKalb. “We need a set of solutions that are as broad as the problems we face. There is no silver bullet that will fix DeKalb. It will take a consensus building effort.”  

It can be read from Commissioner Gannon’s website


“The blueprint is a beginning. I don’t expect everyone will agree with everything, but I hope we can agree on the general direction in the Blueprint. There will be give and take as we reach a consensus,” said Gannon.


The blueprint has been circulated to the Board of Commissioners and citizens. “If the citizens and leadership of DeKalb do not find solutions and consensus, our future will be determined by the General Assembly and a series of isolated events,” said Gannon.

The blueprint is available at

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