DeKalb District 7 Commissioner to Host A Special Community Meeting on Code Compliance

Allison M. Slocum
District Manager

September 12, 2019

DeKalb District 7 Commissioner to Host A Special Community Meeting on Code Compliance
Safety, code violation reporting and code compliance procedure among topics to be discussed

DECATUR, Ga. – Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson and Timothy C. Hardy, Deputy Director of DeKalb County’s Code Enforcement Division within the Beautification Department, will a hold a special community meeting on code compliance and how each resident of DeKalb County can do their part to contribute to the upkeep of their neighborhoods.

The meeting will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA 30034.

“Code enforcement is a critical component in residents engaging in the collective stewardship of our communities,” said Commissioner Cochran-Johnson. “It’s imperative for everyone to understand that being in compliance with property maintenance and building codes is vital to community development and enhancing property values.”

The community meeting will educate residents on code compliance procedures and most common violations, as well as address key topics including safety and code violation reporting. In addition, residents will also learn how they can take an active role in the beautification of their community by participating in weekly clean sweeps.

“I am proud to educate the public on how they can take an active role in changing the face of their communities. Code compliance depends on DeKalb residents to be the eyes of the community,” said Hardy.

Representatives from various DeKalb County departments and agencies will include Andrew Baker (Director, Planning and Sustainability), Tracy A. Hutchinson (Director, Sanitation Division & Beautification Unit) and Tom Kemp (Senior Assistant Solicitor General).

The Community Meeting on Code Compliance is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call 404-371-3681.

To schedule an interview with Commissioner Cochran-Johnson or request media credentials, email or call 404-371-3681. Constituents and interested parties are encouraged to register for community updates and event notifications at