Posts filed under "Annexation, new cities"

Avondale Estates candidates talk annexation, parking at forum

Posted by 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. […]

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 […]

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