Posts tagged with "Elena Parent"

State Sen. Elena Parent holding ‘end of session’ town hall

Posted by April 11, 2016

State Sen. Elena Parent is holding an “End-of-Session Town Hall” to recap events from the 2016 Legislative session, which wrapped up on March 25. The town hall will be held Wednesday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at North Decatur Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033. “This informal […]

Medlock Park residents raise questions about the status of Decatur’s annexation bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 2, 2016

There’s growing concern among residents in the Medlock Park neighborhood about Decatur’s annexation plans, despite perceptions that the Legislature has no real appetite for pursuing any annexation bills this year. A letter that ran on on Feb. 1 calls Decatur’s plan “shameful,” saying it will rob DeKalb County Schools of its commercial tax revenue. […]

DeKalb lawmakers update residents on possible cityhood reforms

Posted by November 19, 2015

By Dyana Bagby, contributor More than 30 people attended the Clairmont Heights Civic Association meeting on Wednesday to hear from their elected officials. State Sen. Elena Parent and State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver tag-teamed a discussion on changes they would like to see in the cityhood process. The House and Senate appointed study committees this […]

Senate cityhood and annexation committee will hold first meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 20, 2015

This story has been updated.  State Sen. Elena Parent says the first meeting of a senate committee studying the state’s processes for annexations and creating new cities will take place on Monday, Aug. 24 at the state Capitol. The meeting of the Annexation, Deannexation, and Incorporation Senate Study Committee will begin at 10 a.m. in Room […]

Rep. Oliver posts survey asking for input on cityhood, annexation

Posted by Dena Mellick July 29, 2015

Georgia state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, is asking for input on the annexation and cityhood issue. Rep. Oliver was recently appointed to the House Study Committee on Cityhood, Annexation and De-Annexation. She said in the email to her constituents, “Hearings have been scheduled by Chairman Jan Tankersley at the Capitol for September 1, 24, and October […]

Reports: U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 25, 2015

This story has been updated.  It looks like the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – is here to stay. On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling against a legal challenge to subsidies provided to residents of states that did not set up healthcare exchanges, according to the New York […]

Sen. Elena Parent holding town hall

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 11, 2015

State Sen. Elena Parent, D-SD42, will recap the 2015 Legislative session this Thursday, May 14, at a town hall meeting. The event will be held at Drew Charter School in East Lake, located at 300 East Lake Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30317. It begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 8 pm. “The 2015 Session of the […]

Legislature lifts alcohol restrictions that would limit Callaway development

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2015

This story has been updated.  The state Legislature on Thursday passed general legislation that gave a boost Decatur’s plans to redevelop the Callaway property. While the General Assembly did not pass the city’s annexation plan or its plans to expand the homestead tax exemption, it did vote to lift certain alcohol restrictions. Currently, state law prohibits the sale […]

Removal of Farmers Market scuttles Avondale Estates annexation bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 2, 2015

The DeKalb Farmers Market is going to stay in unincorporated DeKalb County for now. That’s the verdict on the Avondale Estates annexation bill. While it was approved by the state Senate on Thursday, it was approved with an amendment added by state Sen. Gloria Butler, SD-55, that removes DFM from the bill. State Sen. Elena […]

Fired-up crowd packs Town Hall on Cityhood and Annexation

Posted by March 13, 2015

By Dena Mellick It was a packed house Thursday evening at state Senator Elena Parent’s (D-SD 42) Town Hall on Cityhood and Annexation at Young Israel of Toco Hills. Many members of the audience wore stickers indicating their viewpoint on cityhood and annexation. Parent began by explaining the statuses of the various cityhood and annexation […]

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