Posts tagged with "Cityhood"

Rep. Oliver posts survey asking for input on cityhood, annexation

Posted by Dena Mellick July 29, 2015

Georgia state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, is asking for input on the annexation and cityhood issue. Rep. Oliver was recently appointed to the House Study Committee on Cityhood, Annexation and De-Annexation. She said in the email to her constituents, “Hearings have been scheduled by Chairman Jan Tankersley at the Capitol for September 1, 24, and October […]

Fired-up crowd packs Town Hall on Cityhood and Annexation

Posted by March 13, 2015

By Dena Mellick It was a packed house Thursday evening at state Senator Elena Parent’s (D-SD 42) Town Hall on Cityhood and Annexation at Young Israel of Toco Hills. Many members of the audience wore stickers indicating their viewpoint on cityhood and annexation. Parent began by explaining the statuses of the various cityhood and annexation […]

LaVista Hills city measure passes House

Posted by March 11, 2015

The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a measure that would pave the way for the creation of the city of LaVista Hills, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It will now go to the state Senate, and if it goes through, voters will vote in a November 3 incorporation referendum. The House will also vote on […]

Opposition to cityhood, annexation grows

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 20, 2015

You’ve heard the pitch of new cities and existing cities that want to annex property in unincorporated DeKalb County. Now for the democratic response. Several groups are working to convince legislators that the best decision they can make in the 2015 session is no decision at all. There are also several petitions circulating with a […]

DeKalb Cityhood committee meets

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2014

The House DeKalb County Cityhood Subcommittee of Governmental Affairs is holding a hearing at the state Capitol today to hear arguments from supporters of the proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker. LaVista Hills, comprised of the former Briarcliff and Lakeside cityhood movements, and Tucker, could not reach an agreement by a Nov. 15 deadline. The […]

DeKalb County: Mapping the battleground

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 23, 2014

The thought occurred to me as I left an annexation meeting in the Laurel Ridge Shamrock neighborhood. I needed a map. It should show where the new city and annexation proposals in DeKalb County overlap. It should show the locations of the neighborhoods and schools affected by them. There was just one problem. I had no […]

Owners of 41 out of 54 properties prefer Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

The city of Decatur recently received an annexation petition from property owners with land along East Ponce de Leon, DeKalb Industrial Way, Laredo, Pine Street and Rio Circle. According to a copy of the petition Decaturish obtained via open records request, it has the signatures of owners representing 40 properties out of 54. The petition organizer, Decatur Self […]

DeKalb Cityhood Meeting Thursday in Avondale Estates

Posted by November 6, 2013

The cityhood discussion continues in DeKalb County. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, state Rep. Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) will host an informational meeting on cityhood proposals at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church. Avondale Estates is already a municipality, of course, but the cityhood movement affects all of DeKalb County and its municipalities. Drenner said on […]

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