Posts tagged with "annexation"

Cities will meet on Wednesday, July 27, to compare annexation maps

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2016

The DeKalb Municipal Association is hosting a meeting of representatives from DeKalb County cities to discuss annexation plans ahead of the 2017 Legislative session. Bill Floyd, managing director of DMA, said the meeting will be held July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, located at 231 Sycamore St. He […]

Decatur City Commission, School Board will hold annexation work session

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 2, 2016

The City of Decatur and the Decatur School Board are planning a joint work session to discuss annexation of unincorporated areas of DeKalb County into the city. The work session will be held on June 7 at 7 p.m. at City Schools of Decatur Central Office, located at 125 Electric Avenue. The meeting is open […]

Rep. Oliver posts survey asking for input on cityhood, annexation

Posted by Dena Mellick July 29, 2015

Georgia state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, is asking for input on the annexation and cityhood issue. Rep. Oliver was recently appointed to the House Study Committee on Cityhood, Annexation and De-Annexation. She said in the email to her constituents, “Hearings have been scheduled by Chairman Jan Tankersley at the Capitol for September 1, 24, and October […]

Fired-up crowd packs Town Hall on Cityhood and Annexation

Posted by March 13, 2015

By Dena Mellick It was a packed house Thursday evening at state Senator Elena Parent’s (D-SD 42) Town Hall on Cityhood and Annexation at Young Israel of Toco Hills. Many members of the audience wore stickers indicating their viewpoint on cityhood and annexation. Parent began by explaining the statuses of the various cityhood and annexation […]

Map connected to Atlanta annexation bill released

Posted by March 12, 2015

This story has been updated. We are getting a look at the Atlanta annexation map attached to House Bill 586, the annexation bill filed by State Rep. Pat Gardner (D) Atlanta. In a press release, State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur said, “My constituents in the 82nd House district have clearly stated a wish to vote […]

Decatur sued over Midway Road annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 5, 2015

This story has been updated.  The anti-annexation group No2Decatur has announced that the city of Decatur is the target of a lawsuit over its recent annexation of properties along Midway Road. The lawsuit alleges that, “The City of Decatur did not follow all of the prescribed requirements of Article 2 of OCGA Chapter 36, Title […]

Opposition to cityhood, annexation grows

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 20, 2015

You’ve heard the pitch of new cities and existing cities that want to annex property in unincorporated DeKalb County. Now for the democratic response. Several groups are working to convince legislators that the best decision they can make in the 2015 session is no decision at all. There are also several petitions circulating with a […]

Clairmont Heights: ‘Don’t support Decatur’s annexation plan’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2015

The Clairmont Heights Civic Association has sent a letter to members of the Georgia Legislature asking that they not support the city of Decatur’s annexation plan. In the letter, Clairmont Heights President Michael Dowling says the annexation will remove $8 million in tax revenue from local schools. “The City of Decatur intends to annex predominantly […]

Decatur City Manager says more annexation ‘tweaks’ possible

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 23, 2014

Decatur recently spent several months crafting its annexation master plan. In August, the city awarded a $25,000 contract to the Sizemore Group for annexation master planning services, the same company used by the city schools of Decatur. There were meetings, power point presentations, service delivery reports and exhausting amounts of discussion about a plan that, […]

Decatur School Board calls meeting on annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 16, 2014

The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education will meet bright and early Wednesday morning to discuss the city’s annexation plans. The School Board will meet at 7:30 am, Dec. 17, at 125 Electric Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 to consider a resolution in support of those plans. All meetings are open to any member of the public […]

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