Posts filed under "Annexation, new cities"

How will Democratic sweep of DeKalb’s legislative delegation affect annexation and cityhood?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  There are no more Republicans in the DeKalb County delegation following a Democratic sweep in the Nov. 6 election. That means cityhood bills have lost their greatest champions, notably state Sen. Fran Millar, who lost his seat to Sally Harrell. Annexation, the process of expanding current city boundaries, is a […]

Newest Avondale annexation proposal includes Kensington MARTA station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 25, 2018

The Avondale Estates City Commission recently approved paying the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia $15,000 to study a new annexation proposal. Carl Vinson would be tasked with figuring out whether the properties in the proposal would generate enough tax revenue to offset the cost of the city providing services to […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Pro Tem Tony Powers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Powers sat down for the latest episode of the Decaturish Podcast. They discussed how the city’s plans for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property, the city’s plans for annexation and more. Music for today’s podcast was provided by the Bitteroots and the Podcast is sponsored […]

The Decaturish Podcast asks, ‘What is Greenhaven?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2018

Kathryn Rice and Isaac Finley with the Greenhaven cityhood movement joined Decaturish for this week’s podcast. They talked about the proposed city of Greenhaven in South DeKalb and also responded to some of the criticisms of their effort. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the Bantam Breaks and the podcast was recorded at the Decatur […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks watershed, Sheriff Mann and more with Marjorie Snook

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 11, 2018

Decaturish celebrates its return to podcasting with an extra episode this week. In this episode we’re talking DeKalb County politics with Marjorie Snook, one of the founders of DeKalb Strong, a local advocacy group. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the Bantam Breaks and the podcast was recorded at the Decatur Library. The […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Daniel Walker with Neighbors Against Greenhaven

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 10, 2018

The Decaturish Podcast is back after a long hiatus. This week’s guest is Daniel Walker with Neighbors Against Greenhaven. We have also invited representatives from the Greenhaven cityhood movement and they will join us on a future episode. Music for this week’s podcast was provided by the Bantam Breaks and the podcast was recorded at […]

DeKalb County hires Carl Vinson Institute to study impact of new cities, annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2018

DeKalb County has commissioned a study to look at the effect new cities and annexations have on county government. The county turned to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Carl Vinson has conducted feasibility studies for several proposed new cities, offering opinions on whether the cities would generate enough revenue to provide […]

Republican state senator sponsoring Greenhaven bill to ‘give voice to disenfranchised’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 29, 2018

A proposed city of Greenhaven didn’t make it through this year’s Legislative Session, but a Republican state Senator has given the bill a boost for the 2019 session. If the city is approved in the Legislature, it would be placed on the ballot for voters in South DeKalb County to decide. If voters approve Greenhaven, […]

Republican state senator representing Columbus, Ga backs city of Greenhaven bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 28, 2018

This story has been updated.  A proposed city of Greenhaven has a sponsor in the senate going into the 2019 Legislative Session. Greenhaven, a proposal for a massive south DeKalb County city, failed to to make it out of the House in this year’s session. The bill’s sponsor in the House is state Rep. Billy Mitchell, D-Stone […]

Greenhaven bill, and bill to abolish DeKalb CEO both fail to make it past Crossover Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 1, 2018

A bill that would allow a vote on a new city of Greenhaven and a bill to abolish the position of county CEO both failed to make it out of the state House on Wednesday. Wednesday was Crossover Day, the deadline for bills to pass the House in order to be considered in the Senate. […]

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