Posts tagged with "Together in Atlanta"

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 […]

Map connected to Atlanta annexation bill released

Posted by March 12, 2015

This story has been updated. We are getting a look at the Atlanta annexation map attached to House Bill 586, the annexation bill filed by State Rep. Pat Gardner (D) Atlanta. In a press release, State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur said, “My constituents in the 82nd House district have clearly stated a wish to vote […]

Atlanta annexation bill filed, includes Druid Hills

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 11, 2015

This story has been updated.  State Rep. Pat Gardner, D-Atlanta, has filed two annexation bills for the city of Atlanta, including a bill that would call for a referendum on annexing the Druid Hills community. Gardner filed the bills on March 10. The Atlanta annexation bill might need some more clarity. While the original annexation […]

Legal notice runs for Atlanta annexation bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 9, 2015

The Daily Report on Friday ran a legal notice about a bill to expand Atlanta’s corporate limits through annexation. There are currently two annexation proposals being considered. One would bring most of the Druid Hills, including Emory and the Centers for Disease Control, into the city of Atlanta. Another would annex a portion of South […]

DeKalb delegation adopts rules that could affect Atlanta annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 24, 2015

The DeKalb County legislative delegation had lunch together Monday and adopted rules for introducing local bills that could put an end to an effort to expand the borders of Atlanta. Under the rules adopted by the delegation, one representative could hold up an annexation proposal, like the one being promoted by Together in Atlanta. That proposal would grow […]

Clairmont Heights wants to join Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 24, 2015

Decaturish just received the following statement from the Clairmont Heights Civic Association. Feb. 24, 2015 To our elected representatives in the Georgia legislature, The Board of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association (CHCA) supports our inclusion in the bill authorizing a referendum to annex into the City of Atlanta. Our neighborhood survey from September, 2014, which […]

Window closing on annexation, cityhood legislation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 19, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County residents spent a great deal of time during the fall trying to make sense of proposals that would expand and create new cities. Whether those proposals move forward or not is up to the state Legislature. As of today, which is Day 18 of the 40 day legislative […]

Druid Hills Charter Cluster officially disbands

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 12, 2015

This story has been updated.  The Druid Hills Charter Cluster board has decided to call it quits. The board met on Feb. 10 and voted to dissolve Druid Hills Charter Cluster Inc. The group’s announcement comes after a recent attempt to restart discussions about the charter cluster idea with DeKalb County Superintendent Michael Thurmond. Representatives […]

Meeting notes suggest DeKalb Super won’t budge on charter cluster idea

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 8, 2015

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond this week met with representatives of a group that wants to create a Druid Hills Charter Cluster. The meeting at first seemed like a sign that the superintendent was reconsidering his opposition to the idea. Thurmond’s spokesperson confirmed it to Decaturish, said the meeting was at Thurmond’s request and called its […]

DeKalb County superintendent meets with Druid Hills Charter Cluster members

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 6, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond may be having second thoughts about the idea of creating a Druid Hills Charter Cluster. School system spokesperson Quinn Hudson informed Decaturish on Friday that Thurmond recently met with representatives from the charter cluster group at Thurmond’s request. Hudson said the meeting lasted about […]

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