Proposed DeKalb city of Winship in the worksDeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.
This story has been updated.
Decaturish has learned that there may be yet a fifth city in play during the current legislative session.
The DeKalb Champion has confirmed that someone has purchased a legal ad this week advertising a bill for a proposed City of Winship. The bill’s sponsor is unknown. No map is available.
The new cities currently under consideration are Tucker, LaVista Hills, Greenhaven and Stonecrest. A city of Winship could be a wildcard that adds further confusion to an already muddled process. In addition to those cities, there are also annexation plans under consideration for Decatur, Avondale Estates and the city of Atlanta.
In spite of all of these plans for DeKalb County cities and annexations, there are still areas that aren’t in any map, like Medlock and portions of Scottdale. It’s possible that the new map could attempt to resolve some of those unincorporated islands left out of the current cityhood and annexation process. But what isn’t known is if the Winship map would overlap with any of the current cityhood and annexation plans.
It’s also possible that this is a maneuver intended to slow down the current cityhood discussion. If the maps conflict with other cityhood or annexation plans, it would add a new wrinkle to a process that’s been bogged down with conflicting maps.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Here are the maps for Tucker, LaVista Hills, Greenhaven and Stonecrest, and the annexation proposals, as they currently stand: