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City and County Meetings in Tucker, DeKalb

Tucker 2015 will host a Q&A format meeting for Tucker and Smoke Rise residents:

Tuesday, October 13,
at 7 p. m.  (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1947 Brockett Road, Tucker, 30084

Save Tucker! will also be on hand after the meeting for anyone who would like to pick up a "VOTE NO" yard sign.  Please display your signs at least 20' from the curb on private property and not in the "rights of way" next to the road or near street signs.


The DeKalb County / Lee May “Up Close and Personal” meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Lou Walker Senior Center
  • 2538 Panola Road
  • Lithonia, GA 30058
 Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tucker – Reid Cofer Library
  • 5234 LaVista Road
  • Tucker, GA 30084
Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Derwin Brown Memorial South Precinct
  • 2842 H.F. Shepherd Drive
  • Decatur, GA 30032
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Welcome Friend Baptist Church
  • 3198 Bouldercrest Road
  • Ellenwood, GA 30294
Monday, Oct 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Maloof Auditorium
  • 1300 Commerce Drive
  • Decatur, GA 30030
Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Dunwoody City Hall
  • 41 Perimeter Center E
  • Dunwoody, GA 30346
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Stonecrest Library
  • 3123 Klondike Rd
  • Lithonia, GA 30038 
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Brookhaven City Hall
  • 4362 Peachtree Rd
  • Brookhaven, GA 30319

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