DeKalb Commission goes on the road to Dunwoody

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners is holding its first night meeting in Dunwoody on Feb. 21. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
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The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners is holding its first night meeting in Dunwoody on Feb. 21. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

DeKalb County commissioners are trying to make themselves more accessible to the public by holding their first evening meeting.

The DeKalb Board of Commissioners will convene at Dunwoody City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, one of three evening meetings scheduled this year.

Commissioners have said they want to improve transparency by allowing residents with day jobs to see them at work. Commission meetings are usually held at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays.

The Dunwoody meeting won’t be a business meeting, which state law requires to be held in the county seat of Decatur.

Instead, it will be a Committee of the Whole meeting, where commissioners hear reports from staff and establish the agenda for the next regular business meeting.

Residents will be able to address commissioners during a 30-minute public comment period starting at 6:30 p.m.

The next two evening meetings will be held June 20 and Oct. 17 at locations to be announced later.