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CEO Ellis, Decatur Mayor To Give June 13 'Wireside Chat'

Residents are urged to sign up for a phone conversation with the leaders about the July 31 transportation referendum.

Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will promote on June 13 in a modernized version of President Franklin Roosevelt's "fireside chats."

The local leaders will be on the phone at 7:30 p.m. June 13 for a "wireside chat" -- a play on FDR's national radio broadcasts during World War II.

To sign up to hear the chat, residents should go to www.metroatlantatransportationreferendum.com/wireside.

People who register will receive an email reminder and background documents several days before the wireside chat.

On June 13, they will receive a call on the number they provided. After a brief overview of the referendum, they can ask questions.

and have devoted hours to it. The referendum will be held July 31.

They both served on the roundtable that narrowed down a list of projects that would be funded by the referendum, if it passes. Only a few weeks ago they appeared on .

Leaders from the nine other counties in the 10-county region will also take part in wireside chats in June.

This article first appeared on Decatur Patch.

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