http://www.prlog.org/12278743-briarcliff-statement-on-cityhood-progress.htmlHere is a 2/6 statement from Briarcliff.
GA, February 6, 2014 -- The City of Briarcliff Initiative remains
confident the Briarcliff cityhood bill will move forward. The group has
recently finalized a charter that provides a strong framework for
cityhood and is awaiting presentation in the Georgia House within this
legislative session. Recently Briarcliff was presented in two meetings
of the DeKalb County legislative delegation.
Delegation on January 9th urged Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker to
resolve its borders together. The DeKalb Delegation suggested a formal
mediation process to take place within 10-days. Representatives of each
city group committed to do so in response to a direct question from Rep.
Mary Margaret Oliver.
Tucker later responded by declining to
share in the cost of mediation and let the deadline expire. Lakeside did
not respond at all.
Allen Venet, President of City of Briarcliff
Initiative comments, “Briarcliff followed the DeKalb Delegation’s
recommendation to pursue mediation among the three proposed cities. This
included Briarcliff presenting dates and an extensive list of unbiased
mediators to pick from. Neither Tucker or Lakeside was interested in
Briarcliff met independently with both Tucker and
Lakeside but neither group indicated a willingness to compromise in any
Venet continues, “We were disappointed an
agreement could not be reached with Tucker in the Northlake residential
and commercial area around Briarcliff Road in Atlanta. We discussed
several alternatives, but did not receive an acceptance or proposal on
behalf of the Tucker cityhood group. The result is a Lakeside map
progressing in the legislative session that extends far into Tucker’s
proposed borders and does not address cityhood for central DeKalb along
the southern parts of Briarcliff’s proposed borders.”
Briarcliff initiative remains committed to cities with logical and fair
borders, and are actively pursuing those goals in this legislative
session. The group remains open to discussions with other groups to
arrive at a solution that makes sense for central DeKalb.
To learn more about Briarcliff visit http://briarcliffga.org/. For immediate cityhood updates visit and like https://www.facebook.com/briarcliffga.
About City of Briarcliff Initiative:
City of Briarcliff Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit corporation
chartered under the laws of the state of Georgia. The group seeks to
enable residents to form a new city government in central DeKalb County
that would serve all people within the community and promote the health,
welfare, and safety of the general public.
City of Briarcliff Initiative, Inc.
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something