Posts tagged with "dekalb strong"

DeKalb Strong hosting candidate forum on April 30

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 8, 2016

The group that led the opposition to the creation of new cities in DeKalb County is also working to improve county government. DeKalb Strong is hosting a candidate forum on April 30, and many of the candidates in the upcoming May 24 primary have confirmed their attendance. It will be held Saturday, April 30, at Rehoboth Baptist […]

Campaign finance forms released for new city supporters, opponents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2015

Organizations behind the pro-and anti-cityhood movements in DeKalb County have reported raising over $80,000 for their respective causes, and spending tens of thousands on their respective campaigns. The campaign forms are now available on the DeKalb County elections website and Decaturish is still sifting through them. You can see those forms by clicking here. The election is […]

Anti-cityhood group calls for DeKalb CEO to resign

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 2, 2015

This story has been updated. The lead opposition group to new cities in DeKalb County is asking the county’s CEO to resign after the release of damning report that also called for the CEO to step down. The report accuses CEO Lee May of borrowing money from a subordinate, Morris Williams, in violation of the county […]

(VIDEO) DeKalb Strong fundraiser draws residents, lacks politicians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 18, 2015

DeKalb Strong, the group leading campaign against creating new cities in DeKalb County held its own fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Napoleons Grill on LaVista Road. One person in attendance, who only identified herself as Sharon, grabbed a “No” yard sign to take home. “I just can’t think of a good reason to do it,” […]

Pro and anti-cityhood groups decry county corruption, disagree on solution

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 10, 2015

Opponents of creating news cities and proponents of creating a new city of LaVista Hills have each issued blistering statements about corruption in DeKalb County. But while the two groups agree that the county government is in dire need of reform, they disagree about whether a new city is part of the solution. DeKalb Strong […]

LaVista Hills Alliance will advocate for cityhood this November

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 14, 2015

A group that describes itself as a “grassroots” organization has formally launched its campaign to incorporate a city of LaVista Hills in DeKalb County. LaVista Hills Alliance sent out a news release on July 14 saying it will push people to vote yes in the Nov. 3 referendum. If successful, it would incorporate a city […]

Atlanta annexation proposal looms large in cityhood debate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2015

This story has been updated.  A proposal to annex Druid Hills into Atlanta failed in the Legislature this year, but discussion about it was alive and well during a voter information meeting on April 16. The event, held at Clairmont Hills Church, drew about 100 people. There was no official representation from groups in support […]

DeKalb Strong hosting ‘Voter Information’ night

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2015

A group that’s heading up the opposition to new cities in DeKalb County will be hosting a meeting tonight aimed at providing information to voters ahead of the November elections. This year the Legislature approved puttingthe proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker on the ballot. Tucker would have a population of around 33,000 people. […]

DeKalb reform bills pass, head to Gov. Deal

Posted by March 24, 2015

The state Senate passed three DeKalb reform bills Tuesday, designed to create more transparency within DeKalb County. Now the measures head to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk, according to the AJC. The three bills create a government financial watchdog position, tighten purchasing rules, and make changes to the Board of Ethics’ authority. DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon released […]

DeKalb School Board member responds to annexation involvement allegations

Posted by March 20, 2015

This story has been updated. By Dena Mellick DeKalb County School Board member Marshall Orson is responding to a report by CBS 46 news that said he has allegedly been secretly supporting Atlanta annexation. He told Decaturish the report was “misleading and incomplete.” The CBS 46 report said Orson had met multiple times with annexation advocates, and now Rep. […]

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