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City of Douglas Commission

224 E. Bryan St.
Douglas, GA  31533

Ph: (912) 389-3401
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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Mondays of the month
  • Council room at City Hall:
    224 E. Bryan St.
    Douglas, GA 31533

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Commission Agendas & Minutes
Agendas for City Commission meetings are available online and at the entrance of the Commission Chambers prior to the meeting.
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Following approval, minutes will be posted on the website. This means the minutes may be delayed for 2-3 weeks.
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Procedure To Be Placed On Agenda
The City of Douglas welcomes citizens to attend and participate in City Commission meetings.  When a citizen has a concern or question for the local government, there are guidelines that need to take place prior to the meeting.  There are two methods in which a citizen may be placed on the City Commission Work Session Agenda – as a person whose concerns are voiced as an individual agenda item or as a person who may speak during general comments which are restricted to three minutes.

Method 1 - If a citizen wishes to be placed on the City Commission Work Session Agenda, the citizen should submit a request in writing at the City Manager’s office no later than 12noon on the Wednesday prior to the Commission meeting on Monday.  After hearing from the citizen in the Work Session, the Mayor and Commissioners will decide if that concern should be carried over into the regular Commission meeting.

Method 2 - If a citizen wishes to be placed on the City Commission Work Session agenda under the general comments section, the citizen should notify the City Manager’s office no later than 12noon on the day of the City Commission meeting.  Under the general comments section of the City Commission Work Session meeting, the speaking time will be limited to 3 minutes.

The citizens of Douglas are represented by six commissioners and a mayor:

Mayor Tony Paulk and City Commissioners

The Douglas Police Department recently released its crime stats for the year of 2017.  In comparison to the 2016 crime stats, 2017 crime stats indicate that crime in Douglas has decreased by 21.68 percent.  I applaud each and every person, from the Police Department to neighborhood residents, who have worked to make this decrease in crime.  Our community is safer because of pro-active employees and citizens. 

Douglas is broken down into 4 zones, which has proven to be the most effective way for the Police Department to set up zone patrol and response areas.  Over the last year, the Police Department has experienced less call volume in crimes such as criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, assault, arson, burglary, larceny/theft/entering autos, motor vehicle theft, sex crimes, criminal trespass/damage, forgery/fraud/other, and crime against children.  The Douglas Police Department’s goal for 2017 was to reduce crime by 5% - crime has been reduced by an average of 21.68%!

You may ask, did all the crimes in all the zones decrease? The answer is no - Zone 4 saw an increase, however, since there was a significant decrease in the other three zones, the results led to the overall reduction.  The Police Department is working hard to implement some crime reducing methods in Zone 4.    

I congratulate the Douglas Police Department for their safety and public relations efforts throughout our city.  Over the last year, they have worked to strengthen their community relations with outreach programs such as the “National Night Out” event, “Tag It” program, and performing residential and business security inspections.  Our Police Officers are encouraged to interact with our youth in neighborhoods in positive exchanges such as playing basketball or volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club.  Douglas Police Department plans to implement programs in 2018 such as the Citizens on Patrol and revamping/strengthening the Neighborhood Watch Program.

I believe more neighborhood involvement, more patrols by our officers, more public awareness, and more involvement of residents helped to decrease crime in our community.
   We need to continue on this track and make crime decrease more in 2018. 

Okefenokee Occasion photo cutline: L-R: Mayor Darquitta Riley, Stevie Young (Parks & Recreation Director), City Commissioner Olivia Pearson, Gary Casteloes (Douglas Police Chief), Wesley Vickers (County Administrator), Commissioner Cindy McNeill, Mayor Tony L. Paulk, County Commissioner Jimmy Kitchens, County Commissioner A.J. Dovers, and Barry Bloom (CRMC VP/Executive Director Foundation).

Elected officials from Douglas were among hundreds of city, county, and state officials to attend the Okefenokee Occasion event in Atlanta on January 10, 2018. The annual event provides city officials with an opportunity for one on one talks with legislators about legislation under consideration and special projects that affect the local community.

“Attending the Okefenokee Occasion event allows local leaders an opportune time to share Douglas and Coffee County’s issues with the hopes the legislators will keep them as a top priority while in session,” said Mayor Tony Paulk.

The Okefenokee Occasion committee consists of members from 17 counties of the Southeast Georgia Regional Commission which include Appling, Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Pierce, Tift, Turner, Ware and Wayne County.


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