Posts filed under "Annexation, new cities"

Emory annexation arbitration panel will be seated soon, vote won’t happen in September

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 25, 2017

A vote on the annexation of Emory University and surrounding entities into the city of Atlanta will be delayed, a top city official says. Melissa Mullinax, senior adviser to Mayor Kasim Reed, said a Department of Community Affairs arbitration panel will be named soon to reconcile the differences between city of Atlanta zoning and DeKalb County zoning. […]

Questions and concerns do little to slow progress of Emory University’s push to join Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 11, 2017

The Atlanta Zoning Review Board on Aug. 10 spent an hour listening to questions and concerns about the proposed annexation that would bring 744 acres, including Emory University, into the city limits. The annexation proposal also includes petitions from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Power, Villa International, Synod of South Atlantic & Presbyterian Church (USA) […]

DeKalb County formally objects to Emory annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2017

The DeKalb County Commission has voted to file a formal objection to Emory University’s efforts to annex into the city of Atlanta. The commission voted to approve the objection at a special called meeting on Aug. 1. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Subscribe to our daily email for a chance […]

Vista Grove cityhood movement aims to avoid ‘divisive’ cityhood discussions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 6, 2017

Andrew Flake says efforts to create a new city of Vista Grove are about building consensus, not creating divisions in DeKalb County. Flake, a founding member of the Vista Grove Initiative, said his group is hoping to have a placeholder bill introduced in the current Legislative session for consideration in the next legislative session. A […]

Avondale Estates votes to submit legislation to expand its boundaries

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 24, 2017

At its meeting on Jan. 23, the Avondale Estates City Commission voted 3-1 to submit an annexation map for consideration by the state Legislature. If the legislation is approved, it would go to voters in November. If voters decide to approve the plan, it could add about 1,600 more residents to the city limits, including […]

LaVista Hills vote investigation tied up in records dispute

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 12, 2017

It’s been over a year since the Georgia Secretary of State’s office opened a probe into the Nov. 3, 2015 LaVista Hills referendum. The vote failed by a narrow margin – 139 votes – but there were complaints about voting irregularities raised by a former DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office employee, Leonard Piazza. The Secretary […]

DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson pushing ‘City of Prosperity’ proposal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 10, 2017

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson is backing a proposal to create a “City of Prosperity” in south DeKalb County. Johnson brought up the proposed city during the Jan. 10 County Commission meeting. Decaturish was unable to attend due to prior obligations, but was able to hear his comments on the […]

UPDATE: Superintendent releases annexation document discussed at meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 13, 2016

People who attended a work session between the Decatur School Board and City Commission on Oct. 12 might’ve had a little trouble following along. That’s understandable. The key to deciphering the meeting about “annexation metrics” would be the actual annexation metrics. The metrics are meant to measure the impact annexation would have City Schools of […]

Decatur City Commission, School Board plan joint-work session on annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 5, 2016

After weeks of radio silence on the topic of annexation, the Decatur City Commission and School Board are planning a public discussion about it. The joint-work session will be held on Oct. 12 at City Schools of Decatur’s Central Office located at 125 Electric Avenue. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to […]

Avondale Estates considering annexation options

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 23, 2016

Avondale Estates is once again exploring its options regarding annexation. According to Second Century Avondale, a citizens group that closely monitors city politics, the City Commission is considering a new feasibility study on a map that may include businesses on Rio Circle, the Forrest Hills and Decatur Terrace neighborhoods, Avondale High School and the Museum School. The […]

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