HB 1006 has passed the House and awaits Senate action. If passed and signed by the Governor, this bill would permit a referendum by the DECA-area neighborhoods (East of Buford Highway, South of Clairmont-Tucker, and North and West of I-85) to vote on whether they want to annex into the City of Chamblee. A recent poll taken at a Dresden East Civic Association meeting showed approximately 60 percent of attendants in favor of annexation.
City of Brookhaven/Ashford Update
HB 636, the bill to allow an incorporation referendum on the formation of a new city of Ashford, has not seen much action since the last [newsletter]. As a recap, the bill has passed out of the House of Representatives with the city name of Ashford, and a hearing on the bill before the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations (SLGO) Committee is expected on Tuesday, March 13.
Amendments expected to be offered in the Senate include:
- Changing the name back to Brookhaven.
- Amending the City Council Districts to create 4 single-member districts instead of 3.
- Amending the boundaries to account for HB 1006, my bill to allow a referendum for areas of our district to annex into Chamblee. This means the Plaza Fiesta/QT commercial area will be dropped and the city’s eastern boundary would be Clairmont Road.
Interested persons should write to the Senators on the Committee and express your viewpoints. Senators to write to include all SLGO Committee members, and Sen. Fran Millar, the Senator who is carrying HB 636 in the Senate.
Here is the contact information of the relevant Senators:
Chairman Butch Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org (404) 651-7738
Vice Chairman Rick Jeffares: email@example.com (404) 656-0503
Secretary Frank Ginn: firstname.lastname@example.org (404) 656-4700
Senator Donzella James: email@example.com (404) 463-1379
Senator Steve Gooch: firstname.lastname@example.org (404) 656-9221
Senator Doug Stoner: email@example.com (404) 463-2518
Senator Horacena Tate: firstname.lastname@example.org (404) 463-8053
Senator John Wilkinson: email@example.com (404) 463-5257
Senator Fran Millar: firstname.lastname@example.org (404) 463-2260
Elena Parent represents the 81st legislative district.