Avondale calls annexation work session

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 23, 2014
This map was part of legislation filed by state Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, that would've annexed areas into Avondale Estates.

This is a map of areas described in legislation filed by state Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, that would’ve called for an annexation referendum. This map was created by the City of Tucker Initiative website and published on March 24.

The city of Avondale Estates has called a special work session to discuss annexation following a contentious meeting about the issue.

During a Sept. 22 City Commission meeting, residents confronted City Commissioners and Mayor Ed Rieker about plans to annex homes on Katie Kerr and the Forrest Hills Neighborhood during a City Commission meeting on Sept. 22. Rieker has been meeting with these neighborhoods, but the issue hasn’t been discussed formerly during City Commission meetings.

During the Sept. 22 meeting Rieker apologized to residents and promised to call a special work session. Today, the city announced the work session will be held on Oct. 1 at 5:30 pm at City Hall, located at 21 North Avondale Plaza. All meetings are open to the public.

“The agenda consists of a discussion on annexation and an opportunity for public comment,” the meeting announcement says.

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  • Robyn

    I own a house off Katie Kerr that this applies to…can someone be so kind to give me a short explanation of what being annexed to Avondale Estates would mean for me?

    • me

      I don’t mean to come off sounding snarky, but I think the advantage would be to get out from under a crappy, dysfunctional county government, which is mostly reflected in mediocre services and schools. The disadvantage would be to get in under the wings of a crappy, dysfunctional municipal government, which is mostly reflected in mediocre services. I guess the school system doesn’t change?

      It seems to me that most people are distilling the value play down to taxes. I’ve always felt, in property taxes, one pretty much gets what they pay for.

  • Jamie

    Where is Kennaington MARTA station on this map?

    • MARTA rider

      I think it’s mislabeled as the Avondale MARTA station. The Avondale MARTA station is almost in Decatur. Maybe it is.

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