Posts tagged with "Stonecrest"

Gov. Deal signs Stonecrest cityhood bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2016

The Stonecrest City Alliance reports that Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill allowing for a referendum on whether to create a new city in DeKalb County. Stonecrest would have a population of about 50,000 people. The referendum would be this November, the Alliance says. “This is what we’ve been fighting for these past three […]

UPDATE: Stonecrest bill moving ahead, Greenhaven stalled

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 17, 2016

Two proposed south DeKalb County cities – Stonecrest and Greenhaven – are under consideration as the current Legislative session winds down. Stonecrest, which would have a population of about 50,000 people, has passed the House and the Senate and appears to be on its way to the ballot on May 24, 2016. A proposed city […]

Report: Stonecrest passes House Governmental Affairs Committee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2016

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the proposed city of Stonecrest passed a key legislative hurdle on Wednesday, making it out of the House Governmental Affairs Committee. Its next step may be a vote by the House of Representatives. The Senate approved a referendum on the creation of Stonecrest last year. To read the full […]

State Rep. Rahn Mayo to host Greenhaven cityhood forum

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 22, 2015

Supporters of creating a new south DeKalb County city of Greenhaven will meet on Sept. 23 at an event hosted by state Rep. Rahn Mayo, D-Decatur. The forum will take place at the Community Achievement Center located at 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA, 30034. It begins at 7 p.m. The forum is being organized by Concerned Citizens […]

Cityhood supporters and foes find a rare patch of common ground

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 9, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb Strong, a group formed in response to the process of creating new cities in DeKalb County, will become the public face of the opposition to the proposed cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills. Meanwhile, LaVista Hills and Tucker supporters are planning to rally support ahead of the November cityhood […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Rah rah

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 5, 2015

I’ve attended the birth of one city. Back in 2012, I was working at Reporter Newspapers when Brookhaven came into this world flailing its grabby hands in the direction of some choice commercial property that wasn’t in its original map. I was there when the first city council was elected. I was there when it […]

Defeated, not deterred: Supporters of failed annexation, cityhood efforts plan for 2016

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 4, 2015

Together in Atlanta didn’t get anywhere with its proposal to annex Druid Hills into Atlanta, but the organizers say they’ll be back. Ditto for the proposed cities of Greenhaven and Stonecrest. While the proposed cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills will head to a vote this November, the groups behind the unsuccessful movements are optimistic […]

Stonecrest City Alliance: Bill not dead

Posted by March 26, 2015

The Stonecrest City Alliance said despite reports a bill for the city of Stonecrest was dead, the measure is still moving forward. The state Senate approved SB 208 on Tuesday in a 45-1 vote. In an email message Thursday, the alliance said, “SB 208, which would pave the way for the incorporation of the Southeast […]

Decatur, Avondale Estates annexation bills, Greenhaven cityhood bill could be introduced soon

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 4, 2015

This story has been updated.  A copy of legal ads provided by the DeKalb Champion newspaper shows that annexation bills for Avondale Estates and Decatur, as well as a Greenhaven cityhood bill, could soon be introduced in the General Assembly. There’s also a legal ad for the proposed city of Winship, with a map that’s […]

Stonecrest cityhood bill introduced

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 3, 2015

Stonecrest has become the third proposed DeKalb County city to be introduced in the General Assembly this week. State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, D-Lithonia, sponsored the Stonecrest cityhood bill a day after the introduction of bills for Tucker and LaVista Hills. If the bill passes this year, it would have to be approved by voters in a referendum. […]

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