LaVista Hills meeting planned at Northlake Library

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 21, 2015

This story has been updated. 

A cityhood advocate has called a meeting to discuss LaVista Hills cityhood.

The meeting will be held on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Northlake Library, located at 3772 LaVista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084, according to a robo call received by residents of the proposed city. The cityhood question is on the ballot Nov. 3.

The featured speaker is Stephen Quinn, an attorney for the city of Clarkston who is a partner at Wilson, Morton & Downs, the same firm that represents the city of Avondale Estates, the city of Decatur and City Schools of Decatur.

Mary Kay Woodworth with the LaVista Hills Alliance said the Alliance did not organize the meeting.

“I received a robo call today about the meeting,” Woodworth told Decaturish. “Josh Kahn, who is a cityhood advocate, was the caller, and upon receipt of the call, I contacted him for details. The meeting is at the Northlake Library, and Josh and other volunteers have been distributing information about it in his community. The speaker is Clarkston City Attorney Stephen Quinn, discussing zoning and benefits of cityhood in regard to zoning decision.

“Since June, a grassroots team of cityhood advocates have been holding neighborhood and community meetings throughout the summer. This meeting is from this grassroots effort, which is not controlled by any one group, nor needs the permission of anyone to hold meetings or events. LaVista Hills Alliance’s next community meeting is Monday, Sept. 28 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. We will have three additional meetings focused on public safety in October, dates and locations TBA.”

Kahn told Decaturish that Quinn is not attending the meeting in his official capacity as Clarkston’s attorney. He said the city of Clarkston is not involved in the meeting.

“He has just agreed to answer questions about how the zoning process works in a city,” Kahn said.

On Sept. 22 Quinn and Kahn said the event went well.

“We had a nice discussion about local zoning issues,” Quinn said.

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