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Old 08-19-2016, 11:57 AM
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However, Emory itself is probably exempt from property or sales taxes.

Would the city have to provide municipal services to them or would that come from DeKalb county or Emory itself?

As I read the article in the OP, the neighborhoods around Emory may or may not be included.
The city would have to provide services, although Emory has its own police, so the Atlanta police coverage would not be as much of a factor as for residential areas.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Emory does not have to pay sales / use taxes on anything education related they buy. However that is dependant on what jurisdiction the vendor is in, not Emory. So that will not change.

However, anything sold on Emory property is still subject to sales tax (which will now go to CoA and it's TSPLOST initiatives).

https://www.finance.emory.edu/home/a...les%20Tax.html
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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The city would have to provide services, although Emory has its own police, so the Atlanta police coverage would not be as much of a factor as for residential areas.
I guess the city would become responsible for providing fire and rescue services? Would they negotiate some kind of reimbursement fee with Emory?

What about street maintenance, sanitation, water, etc.?

I'm okay with Emory becoming part of COA but it needs to be revenue neutral.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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I guess the city would become responsible for providing fire and rescue services? Would they negotiate some kind of reimbursement fee with Emory?

What about street maintenance, sanitation, water, etc.?

I'm okay with Emory becoming part of COA but it needs to be revenue neutral.
These are excellent questions for your city council rep to answer for you. Emory probably gets a contractor to pick up it's dumpsters.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:27 PM
 
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I wonder if the city council has even looked at these questions. It would be nice if we had some hearings for the taxpayers to weigh in.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I wonder if the city council has even looked at these questions. It would be nice if we had some hearings for the taxpayers to weigh in.
Email your district rep and the at large candidates, you elect them you have every right to let them know your opinion.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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Also, I'd take CoA governance over unincorporated DeKalb 100 out of 100 times, especially if I already lived in Atlanta-in-DeKalb.
Abso-fricking-lutely, I think the one hangup is a senior property tax exemption difference
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I think Woodland Hills and Lavista Park might also be seeking annexation in the future (especially since Lavista Hills didn't even go that far west).
LaVista Park residents are strongly against annexation into Atlanta. That was clear in the community meetings held a couple of years ago, and I doubt that has changed. They practically tore the head off of their RA President when he sent out a letter endorsing annexation.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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LaVista Park residents are strongly against annexation into Atlanta. That was clear in the community meetings held a couple of years ago, and I doubt that has changed. They practically tore the head off of their RA President when he sent out a letter endorsing annexation.
Why are they so against? Along with Druid Hills, I see LaVista Park as a natural extension of CoA.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Why are they so against? Along with Druid Hills, I see LaVista Park as a natural extension of CoA.
They see no benefit to annexation.
The city and everyone else did a lousy job of selling the idea to them.
Their distrust for the city has grown over the years due to some ****-poor zoning approvals made in the immediate area (Yet another two self storage behemoths in inappropriate areas, totaling four in a half mile stretch; supporting a proposal to raze seventeen SFHs adjacent to LP in favor of a 90 unit townhouse development).
Residents grew weary and more confused by the process and ultimately blew it off.
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