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Inside the September Issue  

Cover Story: When the Rain Comes: Stormwater master Planning Kicks Off

Sept-web-art-800For most, it’s a topic considered only in times of crisis, obscuring just how important effective stormwater management can be. The city looks to spotlight that importance through a community-wide examination of where we are and where we need to be. Call it planning for a rainy day – identifying infrastructure goals for the next decade will promote the health of the local environment, ensure that tax dollars are spent wisely, and contribute to the safety and quality of life in Decatur.

Also inside this issue: City Manager Peggy Merriss announces her retirement, Autumn Electronics Recycling is scheduled for October 20, and the Task Force for Global Health moves to its new HQ. Plus updates on all sorts of events, classes and activities for September and October.

And take a look at the September-December Playbook for hundreds of opportunities to keep fit and engaged this autumn and throughout the year.

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About the Decatur Focus

The Decatur Focus is the official newsletter of the City of Decatur. Supported by the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority, the Focus is published 10 times per year and mailed to every household, business and professional license-holder in the city. January/February and July/August are combined issues.

The Decatur Focus publishes announcements and information about the City of Decatur including city services, downtown development, school news, business news, and news about individual residents and neighborhood associations. The purpose of the newsletter is to promote the city and encourage the exchange of information among residents, business owners, and the school system.

Submissions are encouraged and should be submitted by the first of the month prior to the month of publication (i.e., information that appears in the January issue should be submitted by December 1). The Decatur Focus also accepts advertising. For information about ad rates, download an ad rate card or call 404-371-8386.

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Letters to the editor, editorials, or other opinion pieces are not published. All press releases, announcements, and other information received for publication are subject to editing.

Information found in the Focus is also posted here on Decatur's official website. The deadline for submitting articles, announcements, or advertising is the first day of the month preceding publication. Contact: Editor, Decatur Focus, P.O. Box 220, Decatur, GA 30031, 404-371-8386; fax 404-371-1593; email

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