Dunwoody City Council members have agreed informally to set aside $400,000 more in the city’s 2015 budget to pave more neighborhood streets.

The city has budgeted $2.1 million a year for paving, with 70 percent of that amount dedicated to paving main thoroughfares and 30 percent for paving neighborhood streets. During the council’s Jan. 24 retreat at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia hotel, council members suggested upping the amount to $2.5 million and using all of the added money to paving neighborhood streets.

“I’d like to see us at the $2.5 million level,” Councilman Doug Thompsons said. “We have to look at the money and prioritize it for the greatest need.”

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.