On Mon., Aug. 15, the Georgia Department of Transportation will host a public hearing in Gwinnett County to gather input on the county's bus system. The hearing will offer a chance to share opinions about ways to update bus routes and link to other metro Atlanta transit systems. Based on feedback from Monday's meeting, Gwinnett County Commissioners will decide how to expand bus service to best serve the interests of the community.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center auditorium, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. For more info, call 770-822-7400 or visit www.co.gwinnett.ga.us.
· Atlanta City Council: Atlanta City Council discusses regular business, city planning and other issues affecting Atlanta and the metro area. www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6030. Third Monday of every month, 1 p.m. Council chambers at City Hall, 68 Mitchell St.
· Castleberry Hill Neighbors: The general meeting of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association is open to all residents. www.castleberryhill.org. 404-228-2078. Third Monday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. H.J. Russell Training Room, 504 Fair St.
· Chamblee City Council: Chamblee City Council meets to discuss local issues and future plans for the city. www.chambleega.com. 770-986-5013. Third Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad St., Chamblee.
· College Park City Council: Citizens of College Park are invited to attend council meetings. Issues not on the agenda may be addressed at the beginning of the meeting. Each comment must last no longer than 10 minutes. www.collegeparkga.com. 404-669-3754. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. City Hall, 3667 Main St., College Park.
· Decatur City Council: The Decatur City Council meets twice a month to discuss local governmental issues and address community endeavors. www.decaturga.com. 404-371-8386. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Temporary City Hall, 233 E. Trinity Place, Decatur.
· Druid Hills Civic Association: The DHCA's monthly meetings are open to the public and begin with a half-hour of social time before business commences. Locations subject to change. www.druidhills.org. 404-523-DHCA. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave.
· East Atlanta Marketing: The East Atlanta Village Marketing Committee's aim is to promote and create awareness for East Atlanta Village and provide services that patrons will enjoy. For more info, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.eaca.net. 404-521-1122. First Monday of every month, 7 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Joe's, 510 Flat Shoals Ave.
· East Point City Council: East Point residents are welcome to attend the regular City Council meetings. Local governmental issues, upcoming community endeavors, and city planning will be discussed. www.eastpointcity.org. 404-765-1133. First Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 2777 East Point St.
· Fulton Commissioners: Come to the Fulton County Commission meeting at the beginning of the month to hear zoning cases, or at the end of the month to hear commissioner and county manager issues. www.co.fulton.ga.us/commissioners. 404-730-8200. First Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.; third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. Fulton County Government Center's Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor St.
· Grant Park Neighbors: Residents of Grant Park are encouraged to attend neighborhood meetings so that their voice can be heard. Attendees are permitted to vote at their second meeting. www.grantpark.org. Third Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m. Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center, 250 Georgia Ave.
· Gwinnett Dems: Creative Loafing Group Senior Editor John Sugg will discuss the state of Georgia politics and the path the Democrats should take at the next Gwinnett County Democratic Party monthly meeting. Breakfast is $6, coffee is $1. Sat., Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m. Atlanta Bread Company, 5456 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross.
· Jump on the Train: Tired of driving? Ready to just relax and read a book as you travel the state? Then you should meet The Georgia Association of Rail Passengers. In the world according to GARP, trains would play a much larger role in ferrying us to and fro. Join them to help make it happen. www.trainweb.org/garp. 404-373-7530. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.
· Lake Claire Neighbors: The Lake Claire Neighbors organize cleanups, provide a community voice to city reps, and raise funds for neighborhood refurbishments. www.lakeclaire.org. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Frazer Center, the north end of Ridgewood Road.
· Neighborhood Planning Units: The city's Neighborhood Planning Units are citizen-run councils that advise the mayor and Atlanta City Council. Each NPU meets on a monthly basis to solicit community concerns. Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older whose primary residence is within the NPU, or any business within the NPU. To find out which NPU you belong to and when they meet, visit www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6899. Dates vary.
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