Cityhood in South DeKalb meeting planned

Posted by Dena Mellick June 11, 2015
Members of Concerned Citizens for Cityhood for South DeKalb met at the public library in Clarkston on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Members of Concerned Citizens for Cityhood for South DeKalb met at the public library in Clarkston on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The legislative session may be over, but the discussions on cityhood are certainly not.

A community forum on Cityhood in South DeKalb is set for Tuesday, June 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knollwood Elementary School at 3039 Santa Monica Drive in greater Decatur.

The event, hosted by Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), is described in a press release as “a panel discussion that brings together representatives from all sides of the cityhood issue to explore the pros and cons of cityhood in South DeKalb. Citizens Against Cityhood in DeKalb, represented by Ed Williams, and the pro-Greenhaven group Concerned Citizens for Cityhood in South DeKalb will be featured on the panel. Additional panelists will round out the discussion with other perspectives.”

You may recall, the proposed city of Greenhaven didn’t make it through the legislature this year.

Concerned Citizens for South DeKalb President Kathryn Rice, the group behind Greenhaven, said in April, “We are disappointed in the results but plan to continue moving forward.”

The press release says of the June 23rd panel, “This discussion is intended to highlight the various angles of the cityhood issue so that South DeKalb residents will be informed and empowered to determine the future of their communities. There has been some debate about the proposed city of Greenhaven, which would incorporate most of South DeKalb, but most residents have not had an opportunity to thoroughly explore the issue. Hearing all sides of the issue, from the people that are on the forefront of the movements both for and against cityhood, will empower residents to make educated decisions.”

The release says there will be a Q&A session after the panel.

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Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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