Monday, November 26, 2012
Some people want to create a city out of DeKalb County's unincorporated land.
State senators from DeKalb County will meet this week to talk about possibly forming a "City of DeKalb." The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 in room 450 at the State Capitol, CrossroadNews.com reported. A City of DeKalb has been talked about for decades but the idea has gained new urgency because more cities are forming in DeKalb County, like Brookhaven. Those cities reduce the county government's property tax revenue. In the CrossRoads.com article, county officials said:
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Dresden East residents will now have the chance to vote on the measure.
Governor Nathan Deal signed today HB 1006, a House Hopper calling for a referendum to annex the Dresden East neighborhood into the City of Chamblee. Rep. Elena Parent (D-81) introduced the bill in February as local legislation following Dresden East neighborhood’s fight to reverse the potential adverse effects the Brookhaven Cityhood bill would have on its community. Residents in the more than 1,200-home neighborhood were angry that the early stages of the city of Brookhaven study included its commercial district, but excluded their homes. The once a heavily disputed parcel of commercial property Plaza Fiesta, which residents said they needed as leverage if they ever wanted to annex with another city, was recently dropped from the …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The commissioner said the long-term impact of unincorporated DeKalb should be studied.
District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader told the County Operations & Public Safety (COPS) Committee Thursday that his proposal to put a moratorium on creating new cities would give the county a chance "to look at the consequences of incorporation and annexation before they occur." "The hope would be to stall the referendum in Brookhaven for a year and to consider potential for any of these actions," Raider said. "Whatever happens, we would end up as a county being much more sustainable and less subject to disruption." Rader's resolution calls for four main points: Rader, in his resolution, said a committee should be formed to include members appointed by the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Patch Asks follows up with Chamblee's newest neighborhoods for a snapshot of life after the annexation.
In November of 2010, residents living in the neighborhoods between Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Peachtree Boulevard, and I-285 voted in favor of annexation into the city of Chamblee. Supporters of the transition won, but by a slim margin at around 58 percent voting yes and 42 percent voting no. Patch Asks follows up with locals living in Huntley Hills, one of the areas now calling itself a part of Chamblee, to see how residents like life after the annexation. Turns out they seem to like it a lot.