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  • Friday, December 14, 2018 10:55 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    The Savannah Police Department will host a Coffee With a Cop event on Tuesday, Dec. 18th from 9 - 11 a.m. at Indulge Coffee inside of Mailbox Cafe located at 1305 ½ Barnard St. Hope to see you there!


  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 8:42 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    Savannah Area Chamber’s 2019 State Legislative Agenda

    • Defend against legislative measures that would negatively impact Savannah’s business climate
    • Support efforts to obtain the funding to begin the building phase of the Savannah Convention Center expansion
    • Support enhancement of Georgia’s historic preservation incentives to encourage rehabilitation of historic landmarks
    • Support Georgia Southern University’s Board of Regents’ request for $5.2 million for the new Center for Engineering and Research building on the Statesboro campus
    • Support Georgia Southern University’s Board of Regents’ request for $5 million to convert existing under-utilized space into Student Success and Mentoring Centers on the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses
    • Support the expansion of culinary and hospitality training at Savannah Technical College
    • Support proactive military legislation that seeks to expand Georgia’s military installations
    • Support efforts to streamline the deployment of technology to make wireless broadband more accessible


  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:15 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    House Short-term Rental Study Committee Public Meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in City Hall Council Chambers

    Official Meeting Announcement >> STVR Study Committee.pdf


  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:17 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    The public is invited to attend a meeting regarding the proposed implementation of a pilot program exploring tour restrictions is certain residential areas. Attendees will also have the opportunity to address other tourism related concerns.

    Thursday, October 15 | 6:00 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center in the O'Connor Room (2nd floor)

    City of Savannah contact: Amanda Hutson >> ahutson@savannahga.gov

    DNA Contact: Bill Lovett >> info@savannahdna.org


  • Friday, October 26, 2018 9:59 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    Via the City of Savannah
    October 26, 2018
    Good morning,

    We are beginning to release information on the second public input meeting for the Tour Restriction Proposal. The invitation is attached, please forward it on to those in your network. The notice will also be sent to the DNA, DBA, and TLC, so keep an eye out for duplicate notification (better too much than too little!). Mobility and Parking has already sent an invitation to those on their email list (emails submitted on annual registration forms). 

    For those unable to attend this next meeting, I have posted a survey on the City website for people to submit their comments and suggestions. Please include this in any information you send out. Unfortunately, the survey was not live when notice was sent to tour companies. Cynthia and I will send a follow-up email with the link to the survey to the tour companies the week before the meeting, but it is open for comment through Nov. 23rd

    https://www.savannahga.gov/formcenter/citizen-feedback-7/public-comment-on-proposed-tour-restrict-240

     We will be collecting all comments and will share them in reports to you. Since the second meeting will be held after our November TAC meeting, I plan on having the first round of comments to you, along with the agenda, one week in advance of our meeting. Any comments received after this time will be included with the next report. 

    Best,

    Amanda Hutson

    Tourism Management Coordinator
    Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism
    City of Savannah
    912-351-3837 (O)

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
    PUBLIC INPUT MEETING INFORMATION


  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:19 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    Road Closures on Saturday, October 27, 2018 for SSU Parade


  • Monday, October 22, 2018 5:06 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    The Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism is presenting information on a proposed restriction of hours for tour operators in the Landmark Historic District tomorrow, October 23rd, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm The meeting will be held at 3401 Edwin Street, Savannah. They are hoping to get input on what the public wants in this regard. The Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Tourism Advisory Council representatives, Melinda Allen and Bill Lovett, recommend the following based on what cities like St. Augustine and Charleston have done regarding the balance of hours of tour operation and quality of life for residents and visitors alike:
    Restrict tours from operating from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. in the following area:

    • Using the hotel overlay approved by the Savannah City Council, increase the tour hours restricted area to follow the entire zone area. Arterial streets of Liberty, Oglethorpe, Broughton, and Bay would NOT be included.
    • Tours will still be able to operate after 10 pm in the remainder of the Landmark District more conducive to late night activity.

    If you can make this meeting, we’d appreciate your attendance and suggestions. If you can’t make it but would like to provide your suggestions, please email to kbrenneman@savannahdna.org. We’ll make sure your message gets to the Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism.

    We have been assured there will be another meeting in the downtown area in the near future but your input is urgently requested.


  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:45 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)


    The City of Savannah has hired the Urban Land Institute to help determine how to best use the current location of the Savannah Civic Center and it’s surrounding area.  The Downtown Neighborhood Association is on record in support of the area going back to the original Oglethorpe Plan, including streets, parks, squares, trust lots, and tithing lots.  The community is being asked to take part in a survey to obtain input for “what is most important to you.”  It is imperative that as many people as possible take this survey.  And we hope you will note as a high priority the necessity of preserving Savannah’s National Landmark Historic designation and returning the area to the Oglethorpe Plan as an important element.  Please take the survey HERE.


  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:35 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    The City of Savannah and Savannah Police Department are inviting the public to meet its next police chief, Roy Minter. The City is hosting a “Meet and Greet” event on Thursday, October 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grayson Stadium in Daffin Park.

    The public is invited to meet Minter, his command staff and officers during this informal event. There will be food, fun and police displays. Local radio station Hot 98.3 will provide music.

    Minter is currently serving as the Director of Savannah Police until he completes his police chief certification classes for the State of Georgia.

    “I’m really excited to now live in and serve the City of Savannah,” said Minter. “Building relationships with community members is a key component of my overall public safety strategy. I hope to meet as many people as possible at this event to not only get to know them, but hear what we can do to better serve them.”


    Invitation to meet and greet Opens in new window


  • Friday, September 21, 2018 11:34 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    There are several important dates coming up where the public will have the opportunity to give input on a number of matters. I encourage all District Two residents to participate. This is your time to get involved, ask questions and be part of the process.
     

    October 15

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
    District Town Hall Meeting

    Location: Savannah Civic Center

    Topic: SPLOST

     

    October 20

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    City-wise participatory budget workshop
    Location: Savannah Civic Center

    Click here to register

     

    November 7

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    District Town Hall Meeting
    Location: Savannah Civic Center
    Topic: New ZO


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