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Clairmont Heights wants to join Atlanta

Annexation, new cities Metro ATL

Clairmont Heights wants to join Atlanta

Map provided by the Clairmont Heights Civic Association
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Map provided by the Clairmont Heights Civic Association

Map provided by the Clairmont Heights Civic Association

Decaturish just received the following statement from the Clairmont Heights Civic Association.

Feb. 24, 2015

To our elected representatives in the Georgia legislature,

The Board of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association (CHCA) supports our inclusion in the bill authorizing a referendum to annex into the City of Atlanta. Our neighborhood survey from September, 2014, which had a very high participation rate, indicates that our residents favor inclusion in an existing city versus a new one. Our residents feel strongly about retaining access to our elementary school and deserve a voice and vote on this important matter.

You may find our survey results at http://clairmontheights.org/node/4208 .

In addition, The CHCA Board believes that the proposed annexation map preserves critical local control over the major access points to Clairmont Heights and decisions regarding future area development. Local jurisdiction over entrances to Clairmont Heights is vital to safety, service delivery, zoning and land development, and traffic issues – especially in long-range planning for proposed major mass transit expansion.

Signed by Board members of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association

Michael Dowling, President

Pete Rumsey, Vice President                                    Jim Smith

Pam Daily, Treasurer                                                 Brian Feagans

Nancy Moore, Recording Secretary                          Ian Sifuentes

Julia Byrne, Corresponding Secretary                       Mike Fink

Clairmont Heights previously asked that the legislature oppose Decatur’s annexation master plan. If their request is honored, Clairmont Heights would join a proposal, spearheaded by Together in Atlanta, that would bring the Druid Hills neighborhood, Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control into the city of Atlanta.

This is a developing story. Keep checking Decaturish.com for updates.

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