Posts tagged with "Karla Drenner"

Medlock Park residents raise questions about the status of Decatur’s annexation bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 2, 2016

There’s growing concern among residents in the Medlock Park neighborhood about Decatur’s annexation plans, despite perceptions that the Legislature has no real appetite for pursuing any annexation bills this year. A letter that ran on on Feb. 1 calls Decatur’s plan “shameful,” saying it will rob DeKalb County Schools of its commercial tax revenue. […]

Monday is first day of Legislative session

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 11, 2016

The state Legislature will begin meeting Monday, Jan. 11. State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, recently offered a preview of what legislators will be considering this year. Issues on the agenda this year include a proposed assault weapons ban, legislation relaxing regulations on craft brewers and a bill known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Here […]

State Rep. Karla Drenner holding town hall in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 4, 2016

State Rep. Karla Drenner is hosting a town hall meeting in Avondale Estates on Jan. 5. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at City Hall, located at 21 North Avondale Plaza. Drenner will talk about issues being considered in the upcoming legislative session, which will begin […]

Some Avondale residents considering raising money for annexation study

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2015

A group of Avondale Estates residents wants to get ahead of a proposal to annex more residents into the city before it comes up again in the Legislature. One idea is raising private money for an independent financial feasibility study to determine the effects annexation will have on the city’s ability to provide services. Avondale’s […]

Clairmont Heights: Decatur annexation would ‘destroy’ our ability to stay together

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2015

The Clairmont Heights Civic Association is making an appeal to the Georgia Legislature to block the Decatur annexation proposal unless an Atlanta annexation proposal also moves forward. CHCA released a statement Monday morning regarding the plans that are being considered in the state Legislature. “The Clairmont Heights Civic Association (CHCA) Board urges the legislature to […]

Rep. Drenner will introduce annexation bills on behalf of Decatur, Avondale Estates, Clarkston

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2015

This story has been updated.  State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, intends to introduce three annexation bills today, but told Decaturish that the bills may not be successful before the end of the current session. Drenner made her announcement via, a social networking site that disseminates information at a neighborhood level. She said she […]

DeKalb School Board member responds to annexation involvement allegations

Posted by March 20, 2015

This story has been updated. By Dena Mellick DeKalb County School Board member Marshall Orson is responding to a report by CBS 46 news that said he has allegedly been secretly supporting Atlanta annexation. He told Decaturish the report was “misleading and incomplete.” The CBS 46 report said Orson had met multiple times with annexation advocates, and now Rep. […]

Reps. Henson, Drenner introduce Winship city legislation

Posted by March 18, 2015

This story has been updated. Georgia House Reps. Michele Henson and Karla Drenner released a joint statement Wednesday, heralding their introduction of legislation to allow a referendum to create the city of Winship. In the emailed statement, Drenner said, “This legislation is the beginning of a dialogue. Rep. Henson and I are concerned about how the Atlanta […]

City of Winship bill introduced

Posted by March 17, 2015

This story has been updated. A bill for the city of Winship has been introduced in the House as HB 612. Georgia House Representatives Michele Henson, D-Stone Mountain, and Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, are listed as the sponsors. The summary describes it as, “A BILL to be entitled an Act to incorporate the City of […]

Rep. Drenner is elusive about annexation during town hall

Posted by March 3, 2015

By Carey O’Neil, contributor State Rep. Karla Drenner said she just doesn’t know whether an Avondale Estates annexation bill would be in the best interest of the city. “I don’t have an opinion one way or another,” the Avondale Estates representative said at a town hall meeting of about 200 people Tuesday night. “The area […]

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