Villa Rica police officers got a public show of support by city officials last week after reports that morale has sagged within the force during recent attention to police actions in other cities.
On June 16, Mayor Gil McDougal issued a memorandum to the city’s police chief and the community development director, asking that they take steps to ensure the enforcement of the city’s smoke-free air rule.
Villa Rica officials are facing the choice of whether to build a new, multi-million-dollar water plant or to find some other solution for its water supply problem.
Villa Rica has received a $100,000 grant that city leaders hope will help improve the downtown area, as well as other parts of the city.
Villa Rica will open more of its facilities to the public on Monday as part of a general easing of restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak
“This flies in the face of local control,” Villa Rica Mayor Gil McDougal wrote in a statement. “It is frustrating as a local mayor to make decisions while the governor has gone out of his way to not only not consider local authorities, but to explicitly deny their abilities to govern as it relates to COVID-19.”
A massive change in zoning for Villa Rica took another step forward Tuesday, as city officials approved an appeals process for those who object to how their land is to be rezoned.
Villa Rica is suddenly faced with the necessity of building a new water plant, a multi-million dollar expense that adds to the myriad of costs the city is already facing over its water system.
Villa Rica is moving forward with a traffic study that promises to help solve current traffic snarls and prevent new ones as the city grows.
Villa Rica is about to undergo a massive revision of its zoning, a process that some city officials worry will raise concerns among a few owners of property due for a "zoning correction."