Residents Overwhelmingly Approve Public Works for the City of Tucker

street-signTUCKER, Ga. (November 9, 2022) – In 2016, the City of Tucker was established by its residents to provide local oversight of key day-to-day operations and public services. The residents of Tucker have spoken and have overwhelmingly acknowledged the need for change to its roadway maintenance and stormwater services delivery. Since the passage of the public works referendum on November 8, the City has already begun to execute on plans for implementation of improvements to the overall public works service delivery model, addressing the existing backlog, and enhancing the customer experience, all in collaboration with DeKalb County to transition these important services by July 2023.

Mayor Frank Auman stated, “We are grateful to the Tucker community for affirming their confidence in us, and overwhelmingly approving this referendum. The Council, staff and I are excited and ready to get to work providing our residents with safe roads, working infrastructure, and the levels of responsiveness and service they deserve. We intend to deliver on our commitment and promise to be more responsive, more reliable and more locally accountable.”

Combined public works services will transition to the City July 1, 2023. “Within the first 365 days, our goal is to prioritize and work through deferred public works maintenance and address key repairs,” said City Manager Tami Hanlin. “Now that the community has spoken, we can move forward and develop a service delivery model that will eliminate long-deferred needs, get us to a more normal level of meeting current maintenance needs, and ultimately take us on to focusing on preventive maintenance.  We will reduce current repair and maintenance times by 50% by our second year of operations, while saving significant costs of operation.”

Public Works services rendered under roads and maintenance will include asphalt patching, pothole repairs, right-of-way maintenance, sidewalk and curb repairs, traffic sign/signal maintenance, bridge maintenance, pavement marking maintenance and transportation engineering services. Stormwater services include stormwater infrastructure and catch basin repairs.

The City of Tucker was incorporated in 2016 by a landslide vote of its residents. City Hall is located at 1975 Lakeside Parkway, Tucker, GA 30084. All media inquiries should be directed to Sonja Szubski, Communications Director,

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