Local officials soon will name a five-member commission to review Dunwoody’s charter as the city approaches its fifth birthday.

The review commission, required by the charter, can recommend charter changes to the state Legislature. City officials said during the Dunwoody City Council meeting April 8 that commission members should be installed by May 1.

The commission will be composed of a member appointed by Mayor Mike Davis, a member appointed by Dunwoody City Council and members appointed by the three state lawmakers who represent portions of Dunwoody – Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody), Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) and Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven), city officials said.

Davis said Jacobs will be able to appoint a commission member even though he represents no Dunwoody voters. Jacobs’ district, the mayor said, extends to the middle of I-285 while the Dunwoody city line goes to the south edge of I-285, so Jacobs represents a small area within the city limits. “He has square footage in Dunwoody,” Davis said.

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