City of Tucker announces it will continue streaming meetings

Tucker City Hall. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — The city of Tucker on Aug. 6 announced it would continue streaming its meetings, reversing an earlier decision to hold meetings in-person only.

Soon after making that decision in July, the city reconsidered its position following a public outcry and an editorial from the Tucker Observer.

Here is the full announcement from the city of Tucker:

TUCKER, Ga. (August 6, 2021) – Leadership with the City of Tucker announced Friday they will continue to stream city meetings via Zoom, giving residents the option to participate in person or virtually. The decision takes effect immediately and will be reviewed periodically as new data becomes available.

“With COVID cases rising around DeKalb County, it’s important for us to make sure our residents have a safe way to participate in our public meetings,” said City Manager Tami Hanlin. “This is something we’ve been looking at since Governor Kemp’s latest executive order expired. After considering legal and other practical impacts, we think that this is the best option for the City at this time.”

The first meeting this order will impact is the August 9 meeting of Tucker’s Mayor and City Council. Participants may join the meeting in person or via Zoom, and they will be able to participate in public comment and public hearings either way.

The City of Tucker was incorporated by a vote of the people in 2015, with the first Mayor and City Council meeting in 2016. They have met at the new City Hall location (1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite  350B) since 2020.

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