Here’s what’s happening with your local government this week and, in some cases, through the New Year. Note that multiple cities are holding council meetings this evening at the same time or overlapping. The meeting before the Christmas holiday is usually a busy one, so you are strongly advised to show up in person and let your elected officials know what you think.

We always include the agenda packet when available. Don’t be put off by fat agenda packets (Jonesboro’s often runs over 200 pages). You can always print just the first page or two if you only want the agenda. We include it so you don’t have to go fishing for the supporting documents, like proposed ordinances and zoning applications.

Mon 12/12

6 p.m.: Jonesboro City Council Regular Meeting

6 p.m.: City of Riverdale City Council meeting

6:30 p.m.: Lake City City Council Work Session, followed by regular meeting at 7 p.m.

Tue 12/13

5:15 p.m. Board of Commissioners special called meeting, followed by 5:30 p.m. work session

Morrow City Council:

The Morrow City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays. As of press time Monday, no agenda appeared on the city’s website, which was recently updated. You can watch previous council meetings and work sessions on YouTube at

Wed 12/14

  • TBA

Thu 12/15

5:30 pm: Forest Park Downtown Development Authority
(no agenda posted as of press time Monday)

6 p.m.: Forest Park Planning Commission

Fri 12/16


Mon 12/19

CANCELLED: Lovejoy City Council
(next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 7 p.m.)

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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