Tucker’s Mayor and City Council finished their business for the month of August on Monday night, holding a two-and-a-half hour work session at City Hall. The majority of the time was spent in a joint session with the City’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), running through a list of projects and initiatives the DDA is prioritizing. The DDA will meet again on September 20 to continue their business of stimulating growth and development in Tucker’s downtown and commercial corridors.
Council then received a trio of presentations. The first was by Discover DeKalb Executive Director and CEO James Tsismanakis. He briefs the Council on a biannual basis about how Discover DeKalb is spending Tucker’s convention and visitors bureau money. In addition to discussing paid restaurant and hotel promotions, Tsismanakis shared that hotel revenues and occupancies in Tucker are bouncing back from last year’s pandemic lows.
The second presentation was by Marian Liou and Mollie Bogle of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). ARC is working with the City of Tucker on an Art in the Alleys project through the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP). Lou previewed how ARC staff will be working over the next several months to solicit resident input on what public art should look like in Tucker.
Lastly was a discussion on ways to improve the intersection at Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hugh Howell Road. Work on the intersection, which is among the most congested in the City, is a three-year collaboration between the City of Tucker and the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID).The next meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be Monday September 13 at 7 p.m. at City Hall (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B).