Posts filed under "Annexation, new cities"

House subcommittee will hold hearing on Greenhaven bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2018

There’s a hearing Tuesday that could either be another stop on the path to creating a new south DeKalb city of Greenhaven or the end of the road for the idea in the 2018 legislative session. The state Government Administration Subcommittee will meet on Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Coverdale Legislative Office Building, […]

Decaturish would like a moment of your time

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 23, 2018

Dear readers, Decaturish has come a long way from where it started. This site routinely receives more than 150,000 unique views per month. That’s 150,000 readers who read Decaturish to stay informed about their communities. Only last year we were averaging 50,000 unique views a month. Decaturish depends on the financial support of our many […]

Study for Vista Grove projects $10 million surplus, accounts for police services

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 22, 2018

A group looking to create a new city in DeKalb County cleared another hurdle this week. The Vista Grove Initiative released a financial feasibility study conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. The study showed the proposed city would receive $10 million more in revenue than it would spend providing […]

Tucker considers annexing shopping center in proposed city of Vista Grove

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  Proponents of a city of Vista Grove may soon lose a piece of commercial real estate that could generate tax revenue for the proposed city. The Tucker City Council is considering an annexation petition from the owners of the Briarcliff Village shopping center near the intersection of Henderson Mill and […]

Proposed DeKalb cities of Greenhaven, Vista Grove gaining traction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 13, 2018

This story has been updated.  Two proposed new cities appear to be gaining traction with the state Legislature. The proposed cities of Greenhaven and Vista Grove are being considered. A proposed city of Greenhaven, a large south DeKalb City that has been in the works since 2014, has a bill filed in the House by […]

Decatur City Commission accepts annexation petition for site slated for mixed-use project

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 5, 2018

The Decatur City Commission on Monday, Feb. 5, accepted an annexation petition that could eventually bring a mixed use development into the city. The City Commission did not discuss the petition or ask any questions about it before unanimously voting to accept it during Monday’s meeting. Commissioners elaborated on the petition when contacted by Decaturish […]

Annexation petition will be on Decatur City Commission’s agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  A petition to annex about a dozen parcels of industrial property into the city of Decatur will be considered at the Feb. 5 City Commission meeting. The property owners are seeking to annex using the 100 percent method, meaning that 100 percent of the property owners sign a petition seeking […]

DeKalb NAACP blasts county’s request to limit creation of new cities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 22, 2018

The DeKalb County branch of the NAACP has a major beef with the DeKalb County Commission’s request for a three year moratorium on annexations and the creation of new cities. Commissioner Jeff Rader says the county’s desire to curb the creation of new cities and annexations is not new. The request for a moratorium was […]

State Sen. Fran Millar attends meeting about Vista Grove cityhood

Posted by December 22, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor The Vista Grove Initiative held a town hall meeting last night at Embry United Methodist Church, with 60 residents in attendance. State Sen. Fran Millar was in attendance and indicated he’d be willing to sponsor a bill to allow a vote to incorporate the new city, provided there’s broad support for […]

Greenhaven cityhood advocates invite public to visit new headquarters

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb, the group backing the Greenhaven cityhood movement, has a new headquarters. The public is invited to see it on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. “Preceded by a gathering of cars at 11:30 a.m. at the Gallery of South DeKalb mall, supporters will head over to Greenhaven headquarters at 3203 […]

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