Posts tagged with "LaVista Hills"

Cityhood: LaVista Hills shutters website, Greenhaven has ‘new direction’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 27, 2016

Two groups seeking to create new cities in DeKalb County have announced changes in how they operate. Supporters for the proposed cities of Greenhaven and LaVista Hills each sent messages to supporters last week. Greenhaven announced via email that Kathryn Rice, President of Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb, is moving in a “new direction.” “At […]

LaVista Hills supporters seek annexation into Chamblee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2016

Supporters of creating a new city of LaVista Hills haven’t given up on the idea of cityhood, and are now openly considering annexation into the existing city of Chamblee. LaVista Hills was defeated in a Nov. 3 referendum by 139 votes. A group called Citizens for Cityhood, which is targeting voters in the precincts that supported […]

Email offers autopsy and analysis of LaVista Hills election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 22, 2015

The LaVista Hills YES! campaign says opposition from several neighborhoods in the southern part of the map for the proposed city was one of the key reasons the cityhood referendum failed on Nov. 3. Campaign members also want input from supporters about whether to try forming a new DeKalb County city again. The analysis of […]

LaVista Hills investigation likely won’t be completed until next year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 10, 2015

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says it will not complete its official investigation into the Nov. 3 LaVista Hills referendum until early next year. Amelia Hawkins, a spokesperson for the Secretary of State, said that any report will be delivered at the next state Election Board meeting. “The State Election Board has to meet […]

LaVista Hills supporters suspend campaign activities, indicate lawsuit unlikely

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2015

The LaVista Hills Alliance has turned over reports of voting irregularities to the Secretary of State’s office and will cease campaign activities until the investigation into the Nov. 3 referendum is completed. Supporters of the proposed city of LaVista Hills, which was defeated in the referendum, indicated in a press release that a legal challenge […]

Provisional ballots added to LaVista Hills vote total, increases lead for opponents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 9, 2015

DeKalb County elections officials have added 19 votes to the total cast in the LaVista Hills referendum. Investigators are continuing to probe whether there were any irregularities in the Nov. 3 vote that rose to the level of criminal conduct. Of those 19 additional votes, 11 voted “No” increasing the separation between “Yes” and “No” […]

(VIDEO) – LaVista Hill Alliance hires attorney, asks for feedback from voters

Posted by November 7, 2015

By David Schick, contributor  The LaVista Hill Alliance announced today that it has retained legal counsel after allegations of voting irregularities in the Nov. 3 election raised doubt about the outcome of the cityhood referendum. The Georgia Secretary of State and Bureau of Investigation are looking into the matter. “We are very concerned about these allegations,” […]

DeKalb County confident election results will stand, emails to LaVista Hills revealed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 7, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County elections officials are confident that an investigation into the Nov. 3 LaVista Hills referendum will show there was no tampering with the result. Decaturish has also obtained the email exchange between a political consultant for LaVista Hills and an election official questioning the result of Tuesday’s referendum. The emails […]

Man alleging misconduct in LaVista Hills vote was fired from job in 2012

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2015

This story has been updated.  The man who has triggered a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into the LaVista Hills election was fired from his job as Director of Elections in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 2012. Leonard Piazza, the second-highest ranking official at DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office, has been placed on administrative leave. He alleges […]

Criminal activity alleged in LaVista Hills vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2015

This story has been updated.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing irregularities in the LaVista Hills cityhood vote, Decaturish has learned. Officials from the GBI and Kennesaw State University visited the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, according to Director Maxine Daniels. The Secretary of State’s Office has confirmed it asked the […]

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