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Open DeKalb, Inc. is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization
Dedicated to Open Government in DeKalb County, Georgia

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What is Open Dekalb?

Open DeKalb Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about DeKalb County and Georgia government actions, including the County's compliance with Georgia's Open Records act and certain environmental laws as they relate to County-owned facilities such as DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). Open DeKalb's activities are made possible by volunteer efforts and donations. Contributions to Open DeKalb Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation under IRS code, are tax-deductible.

DeKalb County news release

Environmental Impact of PDK to be studied
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FAA Nonresponsive to Public and Congress

Plan to Reroute Jets May Mean More Noise
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Second Lawsuit to be Launched to Enforce PDK Weight Limit-- FAA Compliance Sought

Open DeKalb Inc. and other concerned citizens have repeatedly called PDK Airport weight limit violations to the attention of DeKalb County and the FAA, but officials have refused to comply with their own contractually-binding weight/size limit agreement.  Concerned citizens are preparing to launch a second lawsuit to secure court-ordered mandatory enforcement of the County's weight/size  limit.  Your financial support is essential to keep ever larger and more disruptive jets from using PDK Airport.  Read more

PDK Weight Limit

DeKalb County agreed in 1987 to limit the size of aircraft to small planes with certified maximum takeoff weights of 66,000 pounds or less, in order to obtain FAA approval and funding for a 1,000 foot runway extension at PDK Airport without conducting a federally-mandated Environmental Impact Study. DeKalb County committed itself to the FAA not to bring larger aircraft in to PDK Airport in the future (the 1,000 foot extension was only for "safety" of existing aircraft). For PDK Weight Limit history, click here. For PDK Weight Limit documents, click here.

Reporting PDK Noise

Thanks to the successful Feltus PDK Open Records lawsuit, you can now easily obtain the information about disturbing PDK flights over your home or business that will allow you to contact the aircraft owners to express your concerns. To find out how, click here.

Open Records Case

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