This is a quick response to the anonymous poster Brookhaven South-er.
If you look closer at the precinct returns for the July 31 Brookhaven referendum, you will find that there were areas south of Peachtree Road that voted in favor of the City of Brookhaven. Specifically, the precincts that vote at Briarwood Park and Cross Keys High School voted majority yes. Six out of nine precincts in my State House district voted yes, as well.
More importantly, the current voting districts were created as a result of concerns that started on a neighborhood message board with postings by a leader of the cityhood opposition movement. These concerns were then brought to my attention by residents of that neighborhood, Brookhaven Fields.
The districts are designed to ensure that power is not concentrated in one part of the city. It’s clear they will achieve that goal. There is nothing nefarious behind the set-up of the city council. To the contrary, its structure was precipitated by comments from a leader of the cityhood opposition.