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Brookhaven Cityhood Bill Waiting to Be Sent to the Governor

The bill is still under review in the House of Representative's Clerk's Office.

Just days after HB 1006 passed the General Assembly, Gov. Nathan Deal quickly put pin to paper and - giving Dresden East residents the opportunity to decide whether they will annex with Chamblee in a referendum this November.

No such luck with .

State Rep. Mike Jacobs, (R-80), the sponsor of the bill to said in a phone interview Thursday, that the bill had not yet been processed from the House Clerk's office to the Governor's Office.

Jacobs said there are some factors that determine how quickly a bill is processed. HB 1006, for example, was local legislation where there was little, if any opposition from the local delegation.  HB 636 was introduced as  state-wide legislation. Additionally, the bills must be processed to ensure that the final version of the bill is transmitted to the Governor. This is especially important since the measure was several times before it was reintroduced to the House floor for the final vote on Day 40 of the state legislature.

"They have to go through every bill that passed on Day 40 and ensure they are transmitting the correct, final version of the bill for the Governor’s signature," Jacobs said.

The Governor's office has been tight-lipped about whether Deal plans to sign the measure only confirming each day his movement - or lack thereof - on the bill.

Still, Deal has been swift about signing legislation. On April 3 alone, Deal signed 22 redistricting bills that passed the General Assembly.

Check back with Brookhaven Patch for updates as we follow HB 636. Take our and share your thoughts about whether you think the Governor will sign the bill.  Then, join or start the conversation on Brookhaven Patch's Facebook page.

Booyah April 06, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Is the April 15 event a 'wake' Maybe we should all show up wearing black.
Professor April 07, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Well it could be that people like the Governor knows that people will most likely die due to the drastically reduced police staffing numbers of the sneaky city plan. Choosing to make your own private group city feasible by cutting police numbers to almost half makes you liable for the danger you bring to the public (all in the name of a tax money shell game).
Gilligan April 08, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Ken, Brookhaven Yes has hired a campaign manager to help them sell the cityhood issue. This is ridiculous and would have been an easy sell if they only told the truth from the beginning. It's really sleazy. More will come out soon from the opposition. And it will be big. Check out Meshs new site. Funny how C4ND site is down and the BrookhavenYes site is broken. Ashfordneighbors.org.
HamBurger April 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Just curious . . . So, who is running against Rep. Mike Jacobs? If there ever was a time, it is now! Man, those Easter hamburgers with yellow mustard were great!
Bill Lowe April 09, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Mesh owns some commercial property within the new city and also happens to live within the boundaries. I think the proponents of cityhood have been after the Mesh family land for some time. If this city becomes a reality, I would not be surprised if the first mode of attack will be to go after her and her land in any way that is possible. More business owners should be made aware that they will be financing this city. They don't have a vote unless they live within the city boundaries, but they can speak their opinion by putting up signs on their high visibility properties. This cityhood is a dirty business that is covered up with glitter and cheap paint to make it look good. But to keep it looking good they will need to continue to replace the glitter and repaint pretty often....otherwise the dirt will show through.
HamBurger April 09, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Mr. Bill, you are correct. The Vinson study used for the basis of the new city is quite flawed. If you are unable to raise city property taxes, raise existing fees and create new fees. When the commercial properties have been tapped for all the fees possible to cover tax deficiencies, residential property owners will be next with a bunch of manufactured fees. If that does not bring in the needed revenue, utilize your new police agency as a source of additional revenue. There are certain areas in metro Atlanta that it is simply not worth opening a business due to the government hassle. Will Brookhaven become such a place? Here . . . Let me show you how to thin slice those sweet onions . . .
Gilligan April 09, 2012 at 01:02 PM
WHERE IS THE MARCH REVISION TO THE CVI STUDY THAT SHOWS THE SURPLUS IS NOW DOWN BELOW $135K? THIS WOULD MEAN THAT THERE IS A LESS THAN 1% MARGIN FOR ERROR IN THE CITY BUDGET BEFORE THE ENTIRE FABRICATED SURPLUS IS GONE. WHY DOESNT MIUKE JACOBS PROVIDE US WITH THIS INFORMATION? J MAX? WHERE IS YOUR MARCH REVISION? SOMETHINGS FISHY FOLKS!!!
Gilligan April 09, 2012 at 01:05 PM
ANYONE BUT MIKE JACOBS IN 2012. HEY WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DON GABACHO?
Phillip McKrevis April 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM
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Brook Haven May 04, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Laurenthia Mesh owns some commercial property within the new city ? Se owns a lot of Commercial property. That's why all the crying of Taxes. I never seen so many scare people with NO GUTS to help form a better government !! We The People . Remember those words by our Fore Fathers . So many even by then complain with such fear. They paid high taxes ! But were control by a government they could not see. They same goes today. Join In the Brookhaven Revolution !!! Become a Minute Man or Woman . And not a Red Coat. VOTE YES for the City Of Brookhaven
HamBurger May 04, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Brook Haven, property owners, both commercial and residential have concerns with the creation of a new city. In this case, I think Americans would try to salvage our existing government instead of putting our eggs in a basket based on a flawed Vinson study being pushed by folks in an economy that appears to be continuing to decline. The Vinson study is just that, a study and it is not current or representative of next year. Pass the yellow mustard please!
Brook Haven May 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Concerns ? Speak u man ! No one makes up the budget of the city. Until the elections are held and Mayor and City Council are Elected ! Hence you can and have the right to vote in office those people. All I see are people who act like it is 1776 alover again. Scare to even be winged from Big Brother. Man up Hamburger. Are you with us or a Torrie.

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