Powder Springs’ ‘State of the City’ Set for Feb. 12

Mayor Pat Vaughn will present the State of the City address, while attendees will be able to ask city officials questions during the Feb. 12 town hall meeting.

Residents of Powder Springs will be able to listen to and ask questions of city officials during a town hall meeting set for next week.

The Tuesday, Feb. 12 event is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coach Ford Center's Reception Hall, 4181 Atlanta St. The meeting will see Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn presenting the annual State of the City address. City residents during the event also will have the chance to share their views and ask elected officials questions.

What do you want to ask city officials? What would you like to hear Mayor Vaughn speak about during her address? Tell us in the comments below.

In last year’s address, Vaughn .

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Ra Barr February 05, 2013 at 03:02 PM
When will the city complete the redistricting of the three wards based on 2010 census numbers?? Qualifying fees have been set but anyone interested in running for any of these three seats cannot be sure of what area they are living and voting in if the redistricting isn't finished soon.
Brad Hulsey February 06, 2013 at 03:12 AM
The City of Powder Springs is currently working through the redistricting process. With the assistance of Linda Meggers, former Director of the Reapportionment Services Unit of the Georgia Legislature, a proposed map has been drawn and will be available for public view within the next day or so at City Hall, via the City's website (www.cityofpowdersprings.org), and at next Tuesday's State of the City/Town Hall meeting. The Mayor and City Council will consider a resolution, formally adopting the new plan, at their meeting on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 4488 Pineview Drive in Powder Springs. If adopted, the plan will then be taken to the Georgia Legislature for consideration as Local Legislation. Assuming passage by the Legislature, the redistricing plan will then be sent to the Federal Department of Justice for their approval. The updated ward maps will be ready in plenty of time for qualifying for the three ward seats in late August 2013.
Brad Hulsey February 06, 2013 at 03:55 PM
The proposed City ward redistricting maps are now available for public view on the City's website, www.cityofpowdersprings.org. Once on the homepage, look under Powder Springs News, and then click on "Proposed City Council Districts". PDF files are available for viewing of each proposed Ward map, the proposed map for the entire City, as well as the current map. The City is having the current and proposed new maps printed, laminated and mounted on a board. Once we receive these (expected to have them no later than Thursday, February 7, 2013), they will be posted for public view at two locations: Powder Springs City Hall, 4488 Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA; and, Powder Springs Public Library, 4181 Atlanta St., Powder Springs, GA. Again, there will be a brief presentation regarding the proposed redistricting during the State of The City/Town Hall meeting this coming Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the "Coach" George E. Ford Center Reception Hall, located directly behind the Powder Springs Library at 4181 Atlanta St., Powder Springs, GA. Additionally, current and proposed Ward maps will be available for public view.
Jonathan Huff February 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM
I would like for Mayor Vaughn discuss the recent raises council voted for themselves. Why was it justified? Would she be open to term limits of three terms for city officials? What areas of city operations have been cut to help balance our bugdet?
Jillian Trump February 12, 2013 at 07:49 PM
I would like to know why the subdivision where the Mayor resides, "Country Walk" located off Shipp Road has Powder Springs Police officers in uniform, in Powder Springs patrol cars doing private "security" for her subdivision.


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