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DeKalb Launches Quality of Life Strategy

“Clean it to the Curb” rolls out, new Code Compliance manager named.

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announced a number of coordinated initiatives in a special on-site briefing designed to tackle quality of life issues throughout DeKalb County.

One of the new initiatives, “Clean it to the Curb”, encourages residents and businesses to maintain landscaping all the way to the roadway, and to keep the curbside free of trash or yard clippings.

CEO Ellis announced the collaboration, flanked by Neighborhood Ambassadors, Code Compliance Officers, county mowing crews and staff of the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (ONE DeKalb) and Keep DeKalb Beautiful.  Approximately 50 people in attendance kicked off the initiative by cleaning a section of Glenwood Road and Line Street in Decatur.

“This is a collaboration among county government, neighborhood volunteers, and property owners,” said CEO Ellis. “We can all take joint responsibility for DeKalb County’s curb appeal by mowing and cleaning all the way to the curb.”

“Clean it to the Curb” will synchronize neighborhoods and community groups with mowing schedules so these organization can plan local clean-up efforts in conjunction with planned right-of-way maintenance. Mowing schedules will be transmitted through ONE DeKalb monthly to allow for planning.

CEO Ellis also announced that Marcus Kellum will be DeKalb’s new Manager of Code Compliance and Neighborhood Stabilization beginning July 2. Kellum brings 20 years of public management experience to the table and recently served as Assistant Director of Code Compliance/Program Manager for Sandy Springs.

From a press release by DeKalb County Government Communications

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