Tucker responds to Lakeside, Briarcliff statements
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 a unified city map by Nov. 15. That’s the deadline the General Assembly set for the different cityhood groups to come to an agreement ahead of the 2015 session.
Anne Lerner with Tucker 2015 released the following statement about Woodworth’s comments:
The Nov. 15 deadline established by State Legislators for cityhood groups to agree on maps is approaching. As is standard in the process of mediation, all sides have made offers. Tucker 2015 is disappointed that the Lakeside City Alliance (LCA)/City of Briarcliff Initiative (COBI) are speaking to the press about any details of the mediations, which are confidential by standard mediation procedures, but we are more disappointed that they are trying to sway public opinion regarding the proceedings. We have made ourselves available through the deadline for additional talks and hope that all sides will respect the process as agreed. In the meantime, our discussions with LCA/COBI would in no way be complicated by the release of any mutually agreed upon southern and western boundaries they determine. We do not want our discussions to inhibit communication between LCA/COBI and their community.
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