February 15, 2012
I will be holding a town hall meeting for District 80 residents tomorrow, Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Talmage Room of the Student Center of Oglethorpe University.
Topics of discussion will include the City of Brookhaven (I agree that we need to revisit the name “Ashford”), the renewed proposal for a countywide “City of DeKalb,” transportation and education policy, and county commission and school board redistricting.
HERE'S A QUOTE FROM MIKE ON THIS ISSUE DATED FEB 10:
Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta), who has led the charge to form new cities in the county, said he appreciates what Mitchell is trying to do but that he has to oppose it. He called on delegation members to proceed “very cautiously.”
“Those of you in this room who represent existing cities need to think very carefully about what this particular proposition does to the cities you represent,” said Jacobs, who has been in office since 2005.
After the meeting, Jacobs said that creating a city of DeKalb would prevent existing cities from growing through annexation.
“They would be completely boxed in,” he said.
Read more:CrossRoadsNews - City of DeKalb proposed