Posts filed under "Annexation, new cities"

State Sen. Fran Millar attends meeting about Vista Grove cityhood

Posted by Decaturish.com December 22, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor The Vista Grove Initiative held a town hall meeting last night at Embry United Methodist Church, with 60 residents in attendance. State Sen. Fran Millar was in attendance and indicated he’d be willing to sponsor a bill to allow a vote to incorporate the new city, provided there’s broad support for […]

Greenhaven cityhood advocates invite public to visit new headquarters

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 15, 2017

Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb, the group backing the Greenhaven cityhood movement, has a new headquarters. The public is invited to see it on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. “Preceded by a gathering of cars at 11:30 a.m. at the Gallery of South DeKalb mall, supporters will head over to Greenhaven headquarters at 3203 […]

Emory’s annexation into Atlanta will expand Atlanta Public School boundaries after all

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2017

Atlanta Public Schools has scored a victory in the proposed annexation of Emory University into the city of Atlanta. A vote on the annexation by the City Council is set for Dec. 4, and the annexation will now include students enrolled in DeKalb County Schools. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. […]

Vista Grove advocates holding town hall meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2017

The cityhood movement continues in DeKalb County. Last year, voters approved a new city of Stonecrest. That followed an unsuccessful effort to incorporate a city of LaVista Hills and a successful effort to incorporate a city of Tucker. Now a new group wants to give cityhood a try. Advocates of Vista Grove told Decaturish earlier […]

Decatur city and school officials discuss annexation at joint meeting

Posted by Decaturish.com November 10, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor  The Decatur City Commission and the School Board held a follow up meeting last night to discuss plans to annex more property into the city. When the School Board and City Commission last held a meeting on the topic a year ago, both agreed that they needed actual “annexation metrics” to […]

Panel adopts written agreement on Emory Annexation, plan heads to Atlanta City Council

Posted by Decaturish.com November 2, 2017

By Mariann Martin, contributor  An arbitration panel created to hear objections about the proposed annexation of Emory University and surrounding properties unanimously voted to approve an agreement between DeKalb County and the City of Atlanta. The approval cleared the way for the 744-acre annexation to move forward, with the possibility of it going into effect […]

Avondale Estates candidates talk annexation, parking at forum

Posted by Decaturish.com October 25, 2017

By Anne Clarke, contributor  Six candidates for the Avondale Estates city commission seats attended a special forum hosted by the Men’s Club at American Legion Post 66 on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The candidates on hand were Joe Anziano, Paul Brown, incumbent Commissioner Terry Giager, Candace Jones, Lionel Laratte and Lisa Shortell. The winners will be […]

City of Decatur, Decatur School Board plan to resume discussion about annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 25, 2017

This story has been updated.  A year has gone by since the Decatur City Commission and the School Board discussed the possibility of annexing more property into the city. When the School Board and City Commission last held a meeting on the topic a year ago, both agreed that they needed actual “annexation metrics” to […]

Atlanta, DeKalb County reach settlement on Emory annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 26, 2017

At its regular meeting on Sept. 26, the DeKalb County Commission approved a settlement agreement with the city of Atlanta regarding the annexation of Emory University and surrounding properties into the city. Details of the agreement have not been released yet, but they will be posted on Atlanta Loop when they are available. To read […]

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. […]

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