DeKalb County officials to discuss gas leaf blowers, environmental concerns at Green Town Hall

September 24, 20212min11260
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DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will host a town hall for residents to discuss the use of gas leaf blowers in DeKalb and provide updates on environmentally-friendly initiatives the county has implemented.

The DeKalb County District 7 “Road to Green Town Hall” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., and will take place virtually on Zoom.

“I am aware of the concern of some DeKalb residents regarding gas leaf blowers and DeKalb’s efforts to expand green initiatives and sustainable environments across the county,” said Commissioner Cochran-Johnson. “This town hall will address those concerns, as well as share with attendees the tremendous gains the county has made in this area.”

Presentations will be made by DeKalb County department representatives Andrew Baker (Planning and Sustainability); Tim Hardy (Code Enforcement); Tracy Hutchinson (Sanitation;, Robert Gordon (Fleet Management); and Henry G. Kenna (Public Works).

“As we expand our eco-friendly practices to create sustainable communities, we will witness a new DeKalb emerge that will ultimately see cost savings,” Commissioner Cochran-Johnson said. “Everyone should be excited as we share our plans and vision.”

The DeKalb County District 7 “Road to Green Town Hall” is free and open to all DeKalb residents. Interested individuals should register at



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