A special called meeting for the Dunwoody Planning Commission to undergo training is set for July 12 at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall.

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission follows at 6:15 p.m.

The training is apparently in response to a recent rift between some city officials and the Dunwoody Homeowners Association that DHA members must choose between their membership with the homeowners group and serving on city boards, such as the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Mayor Denis Shortal said the city’s attorneys said DHA members serving on city boards could pose a conflict of interest and developers unhappy with zoning decisions could then sue the city.

Bill Grossman, a member of the DHA board and the city’s Planning Commission, said at a June 24 City Council special called meeting that the city has provided less than adequate training

“The real problem is the ongoing reluctance of the city to adequately fund training for elected and appointed officials in their roles. Recommending purging DHA will not solve the perceived problem,” he said.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.