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Brookhaven delays vote on Executive Park, CHOA

Annexation and new cities Metro ATL

Brookhaven delays vote on Executive Park, CHOA

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/BrookhavenGAGov

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/BrookhavenGAGov

The Brookhaven Post reports that the City Council has held off on annexing property that is in a map for a proposed city of LaVista Hills.

On Nov. 24, The Brookhaven City Council deferred a final vote on annexing Executive Park and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, citing a need for more due diligence.

“We have found that these annexations are a good thing for the city, however, we do not yet have the formalized agreements completed yet,” Mayor J. Max Davis told The Post. “We have agreements in principal and term sheets in hand, but I think it’s a good idea to defer until all of the due diligence is complete.”

The vote was postponed until Dec. 2, the Post reported.

The Post also reported that one of the attorneys working for Brookhaven recused himself, citing a conflict of interest because he had worked with the Lakeside cityhood movement.

Lakeside eventually joined with the Briarcliff cityhood movement, and the LaVista Hills map combines both proposals. It also overlaps with a proposed City of Tucker.

Prior to the formation of the LaVista Hills movement, Lakeside and Briarcliff both objected to Brookhaven’s annexation plans.

“While we respect the right of every property owner to express his or her preferences, we believe strongly that city boundaries should make sense — and jumping over an eight lane highway to take commercial properties without the surrounding people does not make sense,” LaVista Hills YES member Allen Venet said in a press release last month.

This map shows the overlapping boundaries of the various annexation and cityhood proposals in DeKalb County.