DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis and Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd will take part in a June 13 chat at 7:30 p.m.
The telephone town hall meetings are inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats” during World War II. Officials and transportation professionals in each of the 10 metro Atlanta counties will take questions from residents about the July 31 referendum and the 154 projects it will support.
Residents in the 10-county region will vote in a July 31 referendum on whether to fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements across metro Atlanta through a regional 1 percent sales tax.
Ellis said they are looking forward to the conversation.
“Our goal is to inform DeKalb County residents about the projects that will impact them most,” he said in a May 23 statement.
The telephone town halls are organized by jurisdiction and are free of charge. Participants who register in advance will receive a map they can use to see the location of projects they and other callers have questions about.
Residents may register for as many of the chats as they like and ask questions about the projects where they live, work or shop.
To register, visit www.wiresidechats.com or call 404-463-3227.
Each chat will last for an hour, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of the hosts. If a question is not answered during the call, the caller will receive a response via e-mail.
Several days in advance of the chat, participants will receive an e-mail reminder and background documents for review.
For more information, visit www.metroatlantatransportationvote.com.