What is the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Meeting?
After the Planning Commission meeting, the fourth, and many times final, official public zoning meeting in unincorporated DeKalb County is the Board of Commissioners meeting. The job of the County Commissioners at this meeting is to review and decide on rezoning, special land use permits (SLUPs), and land use amendment requests. Your Commissioners will analyze the site plans from the developer, hear public comments and review the recommendations made by the Planning Staff, Community Council and Planning Commission. After reviewing all materials, the Board of Commissioners will vote based on their findings. Unlike the Community Council or Planning Commission, which makes a non-binding recommendation, the Board of Commissioners decision is legally binding and enforceable for the life of the zoning.
You can read the official action of the Board of Commissioners in the official DeKalb Zoning Ordinance (Section 7.3.8)