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About 30,000 Registered Voters Can Decide On Cityhood

Montgomery Elementary precinct has the most voters, while Skyland has the fewest.


About 30,000 people are registered to vote on the issue of Brookhaven incorporation on Tuesday, July 31.

According to the Reporter Newspapers, the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections Division says about 4,000 of those are classified as inactive voters.

will have the city of Brookhaven issue on their respective ballots.

According to county figures, the Montgomery Elementary precinct has the most voters, with 3,593 registered. The precinct is second, with 3,527 voters, and the precinct is third largest, with 2,803.

The precinct has the fewest number of voters, with 1,820. Skyland is home to the Drew Valley community, where the anti-cityhood movement has a significant presence.

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not one of 60 July 26, 2012 at 02:09 PM
HA HA HA: Eddie's falsehoods & his rehetoric: 100 percent lies!
HDM July 26, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The intelligent voters in Brookhaven will vote enmass YES for cityhood on july 31, to provide our area with a brighter future through responsive, local and more fiscally responsible governance.
Erik July 26, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The Skyland precinct has the fewest number of voters, with 1,820. Skyland is home to the Drew Valley community, where the anti-cityhood movement has a significant presence. Judging from the yard signs, most newer homes are YES. All residents have the most to lose without incorporation. Infill can be an ugly situation if you live in a highly renovated house with newer, more costly homes in the area along with unrenovated properties. The unrenovated properties are often bought as 'tear-downs' for the lowest price. A highly renovated home cannot compete with a new home price, instead sales prices are closer to those of unrenovated houses. A city can help by designing a local infill ordinance to protect all homeowners. To it's credit DeKalb recognized this unfortunate situation and tried the Residential Infill Overlay District but it failed.
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 03:34 PM
The precinct sizes point to the clever crafting of 'districts' during the Super-Duper-Secret C4ND attempt to invent a new municipality. If for some accidental reason the misguided fools-errand were to pass, it should be clear to everyone where the ORDERS would be bellowed from. Luckily, there is little chance there are enough still sufficiently ill-informed to bring about the 'last municipality' or start the fight over a new county.
Erik July 26, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I am not sure I follow your comment. How else would the Districts be divided and still comply with VRA? Isn't that decided by the current precinct size?
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Erik, Yours is a good question. That is why it would have been good to have transparency during the 'invention' process rather than 'by invitation only'. As to VRA, I'm not sure of the compliance. The size of Imaginary District 4 certainly is not comparable to the number of registered voters, however the rush to cityhood madness has certainly increased voter registration in that area dramatically. That is one bright spot in this otherwise dark waste of time and money.
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 04:06 PM
How many times can you be wrong in a given day? Do you understand the definition of 'fact' or has your distaste for the complexion of Dekalb County Governance permanently clouded your viewpoint?
Erik July 26, 2012 at 04:13 PM
That is why it would have been good to have transparency during the 'invention' process rather than 'by invitation only'. Your point above strikes a chord of similarity with some of these newer cities and they are working. Exclusion bruises egos and is not very neighborly. On the other hand, some people will never go along with incorporation, regardless of invitation or not. If you were an original 'invention' invitee, would you feel differently now? Good luck on this, I appreciate your clarifications.
cmrc July 26, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Um... the soon-to-be-born city of Brookhaven did not draw the voting precincts. Precincts are the creation of DeKalb County status quo some people are trying so hard to preserve. However regarding the city council districts, after input from certain residents in Drew Valley at a public meeting, the districts were re-drawn. So, now there are three city council districts (and three votes – a majority of the city council) south of Windsor Parkway.
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Had I (or the leadership of my neighborhood association been invited or at least allowed) I would hope to have dissuaded the group to waste time and money on this effort and instead directed the same initiative to correcting any REAL problems. However, there were always those with an eye on growing 'market share' at the expense of their neighbors (see brookhaven yes contributor filings). As to the new 'vanity cities' I had a discussion with a friend in Peachtree Corners earlier in the week. He was lukewarm on the idea but 'went along' at the polls. Boy is he sorry now along with his neighbors who finally see the world without the 'self indulgence glasses' on.
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 05:06 PM
A poobah, and four grand cyclopses. What a concept!
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Eddie do the voting precincts line up directly with the 4 Brookhaven council precincts? But more importantly so what if they had drawn them differently? I assume the registered voters in the proposed city of Brookhaven are majority Republican. If we they drew the districts differently to try to include more even distribution of registered voters it would result in possibly all 4 council districts being heavily Republican. While i think matters of Police, Planning and Zoning and Parks transcends the Republican/Democratic divide and I am still happy that they didn't draw the 4 districts that way. Why? because at least 1 or maybe 2 districts could elect democrats. District 4 in other words would be guaranteed to not have a council person forced on them by people outside the district since that only people in that district can vote for that council person.
not one of 60 July 26, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Eddie your comemnts and your thuggery mean nothing to me! All lies! I am 100 percent for the city and want a btter communtiy not the current cesspool of north Dekalb! thanks for your comments on my thoughts - as for me I could care less what you think, say, write, or do! Caio! Off to Italia for a week! already voted early and often! YES WE WILL!
not one of 60 July 26, 2012 at 09:13 PM
ALL: Search Dekalb County Corruption. 26 Percent Dekalb Tax increase. Another great S dekalb leader spending your money! http://dekalbofficersspeak.blogspot.com/
not one of 60 July 26, 2012 at 09:15 PM
http://dekalbofficersspeak.blogspot.com/ Eddie's hero! More moeny to S Dekalb! Legal woes! SAD SAD SAD! Truth: 4 votes to make a zoning decsion, how many live in North Dekalb? North of 1 85? 1 person! Change it folks change it!
not one of 60 July 26, 2012 at 09:16 PM
City will win! City rules. Imlay's lose a lot of cash...good for the media! Who is paying people to vote? Investgiate: fox5 news! Bring it!
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Vote Wisest, VOTE YES!!!
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Vote Smartest, VOTE YES!!!
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Eric.... Dang... You make a lot of sense! Thanks for educating so many of us. I always enjoy reading your comments.
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Just as Brrokhaven is not Dunwoody, Brookhaven is not Peachtree Corners. Vote Wisest, VOTE YES!!!
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Now PATERNALISTIC Eddie, you know good and well that our proposed city govt is not the royalists you claim them to be. It will represent the people of the proposed city. And please... DON'T throw your hat in the ring for a council position! And remember... too much FUDge can be quite binding! It'll make you cranky and irritable too. I know a good spa where folks go for Colonics Eddie Haskill.
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Eric, You must certainly be very well aware that one of the unmentioned driver's of this fools errand is for the 'One Party State' to control by force what it has been unable to attain at the ballot box. I'm really glad that when the city vote fails (and with it the lunatic notion of milton county) there will be no fall-back or 'plan b'. Of course, the next session of the General Assembly is probably going to be as deficient of leadership as has been every session since the ascendancy of the 'one party state'. There has never been any interest in assimilating the interests of those south of Peachtree. Just a need to scavenge the tax revenue generated therein.
Eddie E. July 26, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Dr. Joke (semi-anonymous long term menace), Vote YOUR BEST INTEREST, VOTE NO!!
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Eddie I can't argue that point, I'm sure it does apply to some people, though not to all, and I dare say not to the majority. But hey without good scientific polling as to motivation (though who would admit to that even if polled) we are just lobbing theories. With my last post (sorry about the typos) I merely wanted to point out one thing that lessened my fears about drowning out the voices of those not in the majority. I really think this is the best way to go in a community that does have a diversity, diversity that I think will make the City of Brookhaven the best newer city in metro Atlanta. I think they were drawn to reflect communities of interest. It may lead to some contentious council meetings but at least it will help assure the diverse communities of the City have a voice.
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Oh too bad Mr. FUDge Impacted Daddy Eddie! There you go again being rude and telling me what to do. Well, I will now change your constipation to the big D and share I voted today! The result: Voted Wisest, VOTED YES!!! Voted Smartest, VOTED YES!!!
Dr. Jeff July 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
By the way Eddie Haskill, the Paternalistic dude... You can call me what you like (and be completely wrong about your labels) but I've only commented on a short-term basis and you know it. If anyone is a long-term pain in the A... It's you! How much is DeKalb and NO CITY paying you for all your slanted commentaries?
Eddie E. July 27, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Dr. Joke, I am happy to give of my time and finances to help protect my neighbors from the invading horde of parasitic contractors. What about you my anonymous menace compatriot?
Eddie E. July 27, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Dr. Joke, When did I say royalists? Tools? probably, corporate parasites? of course! People with their neighbors interests at heart? not a chance! We'll see Wednesday. Just don't whine about a recount.

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