Posts filed under "Annexation, new cities"

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 […]

Departing Emory VP will head up annexation effort, says CDC and CHOA on board

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 22, 2016

Emory’s plans to annex into the city of Atlanta are being spearheaded by a departing employee who has started his own company. Michael Mandl, who is now head of Mandl & Co., spoke to the Druid Hills Civic Association on Sept. 21 and discussed the annexation effort. His new company has a contract through the […]

Dear Decaturish – Over yonder

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 27, 2016

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DeKalb County leaders discuss possibility of Emory annexation ‘domino effect’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2016

Emory University’s announcement that it would pursue annexation into Atlanta caught many by surprise, and it could inspire neighboring residents to ask to move into the city as well. On Monday, Aug. 22, DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader held a meeting about Emory’s annexation proposal at the Central DeKalb Senior Center, drawing a large crowd […]

Emory pursuing annexation into the city of Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 19, 2016

Atlanta Loop,’s sibling publication, has confirmed that Emory University is officially pursuing annexation into the city of Atlanta. “We’re looking at annexation,” a spokesperson for the University said. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.

Annexation meeting ends an hour early, no next steps announced

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 28, 2016

Representatives from several DeKalb County cities met in Decatur on Wednesday with the stated purpose of discussing annexation plans for about two hours. The meeting ended an hour early after numerous members of the press, including a TV station, showed up to watch the proceedings. It mostly consisted of a presentation by Ted Baggett, associate […]

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