Posts tagged with "Tucker"

Senate Committee report finds Tucker’s ‘city lite’ concept is unconstitutional

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 16, 2015

The new city of Tucker, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters on Nov. 3, has an unconstitutional provision in its charter, a new report says. Additionally the report finds that while charters for new cities may provide a cap on tax rates, there’s nothing that requires cities to seek voter approval before raising taxes. The […]

Qualifying begins for first Tucker City Council elections

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2015

The newly-created city of Tucker will hold its first elections for city council soon. Voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of the new city in the Nov. 3 elections. Tucker will have a population of over 30,000 people. Its western border will run along I-285 and its southern boundary will include portions of Stone Mountain Freeway […]

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 […]

(UPDATE) Gang member accused of targeting gay males accepts plea

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2015

The DeKalb County District Attorney says the last of three defendants has confessed to taking part in a vicious 2012 murder of a man Tucker. The victim, Robert Ross, was killed because the suspects believed he was gay, the District Attorney’s office said. According to the prosecutor, the murder was committed as part of a gang […]

(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,” […]

Railroad work will close part of Main Street in Tucker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 17, 2015

A portion of Main Street in Tucker will close this week so crews can replace CSX railroad tracks and cross ties. DeKalb County says Main Street will be closed between Lawrenceville Highway and Railroad Avenue starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 and ending at 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. “Road closure signs […]

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 […]

LaVista Hills says financial study shows surplus, county says new cities could cost $17 million

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 15, 2015

This story has been updated.  LaVista Hills YES has concluded its latest financial feasibility study and determined the city could operate with a $1.7 million annual surplus. Meanwhile, the county is releasing data showing that the creation of the proposed new cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills would cost the county $17 million in tax revenue. […]

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. […]

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