Posts tagged with "Briarcliff"

LaVista Hills YES co-chair resigns after General Assembly approves bill for a cityhood referendum

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 7, 2015

Mary Kay Woodworth has spent years pursuing the creation of a new city, first as chairperson of the Lakeside City Alliance then as co-chair of LaVista Hills YES. But following the General Assembly’s recent approval of a bill that would allow for a vote on creating a city of LaVista Hills, Woodworth has stepped down […]

Brookhaven delays vote on Executive Park, CHOA

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2014

The Brookhaven Post reports that the City Council has held off on annexing property that is in a map for a proposed city of LaVista Hills. On Nov. 24, The Brookhaven City Council deferred a final vote on annexing Executive Park and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, citing a need for more due diligence. “We have […]

UPDATED: Briarcliff, Lakeside can’t reach deal with Tucker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2014

A day after a missing a deadline set by the state Legislature, three groups looking to create new DeKalb County cities reported that they can’t come to a mutual agreement about their maps. The supporters of Briarcliff and Lakeside said they will make an announcement Monday about their proposal to create a city that combines […]

UPDATE- News on new cities could come Monday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 15, 2014

This story has been updated.  Supporters of creating a new DeKalb County city that combines the proposed cities of Briarcliff and Lakeside haven’t released a map as of today, Nov. 15. The Nov. 15 deadline for a new map was established by the state House Governmental Affairs Committee. Proposals to create new cities failed in […]

Tucker responds to Lakeside, Briarcliff statements

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 14, 2014

Supporters of creating a city of Tucker contacted Decaturish Friday morning in response to comments from supporters of the proposed city of Lakeside. In an article published on Nov. 13, Mary Kay Woodworth, with LakesideYES said that Lakeside and Briarcliff supporters are hopeful the Tucker supporters will join them. Lakeside and Briarcliff are working together to create […]

Cities, neighborhoods map DeKalb’s future

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 13, 2014

This story has been updated.  Organizations working toward the creation of new cities in DeKalb County are finalizing their maps before a Nov. 15 deadline set by the state Legislature. Mary Kay Woodworth, with LakesideYES, told Decaturish on Thursday that Lakeside and Briarcliff supporters are hopeful the Tucker supporters will join them. “We are finishing the […]

Survey underway for name of new city

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014

If the proposed cities of Briarcliff and Lakeside had a baby, what would they name it? It’s been one of the sticking points since the supporters of the proposed cities of Lakeside and Briarcliff announced they were working together on a new map. The cityhood maps need to be presented to the DeKalb legislative delegation […]

Lakeside, Briarcliff ask for halt to annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 10, 2014

Parties behind the proposed cities of Lakeside and Briarcliff are getting antsy now that the city of Brookhaven has its eye on some choice commercial property east of I-85. Briarcliff and Lakeside, who have partnered to create a proposal for a new yet-to-be-named city, issued a joint statement on Thursday asking for Brookhaven to hold […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Game of Zones

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 28, 2014

This post has been updated.  There’s a phenomenon in the Legislature known as DeKalb and Fulton fatigue. Our legislative delegation knows it well. Incorporation of new cities in our region to eats up inordinate amounts of time down at the capitol during the session. Representatives from other parts of the state have important issues pertaining […]

Medlock weighs possibilities as cityhood looms

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 27, 2014

The House Governmental Affairs Committee is giving all groups pursuing a new city until Nov. 15 to come up with maps to submit to the DeKalb County Legislative delegation. One local community, the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association, gathering information from both the city of Atlanta and the city of Briarcliff groups. But LakesideYES, a group that […]

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