It’s a busy week, between Crossover Day at the Capitol, early voting and more candidate forums leading up to the March 21 special primary election, and the Clayton County Board of Commissioners meeting. More updates coming. Here’s what’s up:


  • 6 p.m.: The Forest Park City Council holds its work session, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The public can comment at the first of two public hearings on the city’s proposed 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update. The council also will decide whether to approve a 36- month contract with Net2Atlanta for Internet connectivity at the new Public Safety building at $47,943.72 or $1,331.77 per month. Also on the agenda: a request from Public Works to remove a tree that has grown through the roof of the crypts at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, and a request to allow a daycare at 721 Morrow Road. See more at
    The regular meeting also includes a quarterly update on the City Edge rental assistance program. See more at
  • 6 p.m.: The Clayton County Board of Education meets at the CCPS Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue in Jonesboro. See documentation at
  • 6:30 p.m.: Morrow Neighborhood Watch hosts a meet-and-greet for candidates for sheriff at the Morrow City Hall Community Room, 1500 Morrow Road. This is a meet-and-greet, not a forum. Morrow Neighborhood Watch meets the first Monday of each month.


  • 10 a.m.: Interim School Superintendent Dr. Anthony W. Smith holds a town hall meeting. Watch the livestream on YouTube, Facebook, and Channel 24.
  • 5:30 p.m.: The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will hold a pre-agenda meeting. District 3 Commissioner Felicia Franklin has asked to discuss Ordinance 2022-134, which was the measure passed June 21, 2022 to remove powers to sign checks and approve contracts over certain amounts from the BOC chair and give them to the chief operating officer. The move comes one week before the presentation of audit results examining county travel allowances and reimbursements, among other things. Franklin has had to refund some of her travel money. At the January 10 meeting, David Roberts, who’s leading the audit, noted several “inconsistencies” had been uncovered.
  • 6:30 p.m.: The BOC holds its regular business meeting. Invest Clayton Chair Larry Vincent will give a presentation on the Roman United project. Other items of note include:
    • Resolution 2023-58, which would approve $25,000 from the General Fund for gun buybacks through the Clayton County Police Department. CCPD would reimburse the county with drug seizure funds;
    • To apply for Congressionally Directed Appropriations funds for sidewalks, “environmental issues,” pocket parks, and trail
  • 7 p.m.: A Sheriff’s Candidate Forum will take place at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 2112 Rex Road, Rex. Confirmed attendees include Clarence Cox, Terry Evans, Dwayne Fabian, and Chris Storey.


  • 5 p.m.: The Clayton County Office of Digital Equity and the Georgia Technology Authority’s broadband team will host the first Metro Atlanta Regional Digital Connectivity Listening Session at the Clayton County International Park Lakeview Event Center, 2300 Ga. Highway 138, Jonesboro. A county press release notes, “With unprecedented funding coming to our state to address the digital divide, all community members must have a chance to share their perspectives. Don’t miss this opportunity to be heard and help shape the future of digital connectivity in our region.” Register at .


  • ‘5:30 p.m.: The Forest Park Urban Redevelopment Authority meets. No agenda was published as of press time Monday.


  • TBA

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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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