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Old 08-19-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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Emory pursuing annexation into the city of Atlanta - The Atlanta Loop
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Commissioner Rader would like to convene the leadership of unincorporated neighborhoods surrounding Emory University. While there is no privileged information to share, his interest is in education and feedback on the potential for Emory University to petition for the unilateral annexation of their DeKalb County properties into the City of Atlanta. They are entitled to do so under the “60% or 100% method” (with petitions bearing the signature of annexing properties) under existing state law, and there are indications (such as Atlanta’s inclusion of an Atlanta portion of Clifton Corridor Light Rail in the MARTA half penny referendum this November) that Emory might see annexation as advantageous.

Properties and neighborhoods adjacent to Emory would be eligible to join such a petition, but Emory could also move unilaterally, and neighborhoods need to contemplate that contingency.

The following neighborhoods are within this sphere of influence:

Victoria Estates Civic Association
Clairmont Heights
Druid Hills Civic Assn.
Emory Parc Manor
LaVista Hills
Mason Mill Civic Assn.
Merry Hills
North Druid Hills Residents Assn.
Woodland Hills

As a leader of your neighborhood civic association, please join Commissioner Rader for a meeting on Monday, August 22 (this coming Monday!) at 6:30pm at Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033.

Please plan to attend this meeting, and if you are unable to be present, please ask someone on your association board to attend in your place.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:54 AM
 
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Hopefully this is the catalyst for that entire area to annex in, any reduction of DeKalb control is beneficial
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Specifically sited was the potential MARTA sales tax referendum and LRT line to the area.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:04 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Hopefully this is the catalyst for that entire area to annex in, any reduction of DeKalb control is beneficial
It'll probably induce a "domino effect" with DH and NDH.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Ugh, Atlanta needs to stay contained. I really wish there was some way to get rid of the part of Dekalb Atlanta already has its grip on.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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It'll probably induce a "domino effect" with DH and NDH.
DH, maybe. Word is that Atlanta has no interest in the neighborhoods beyond there and Emory.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Ugh, Atlanta needs to stay contained. I really wish there was some way to get rid of the part of Dekalb Atlanta already has its grip on.
Oh hell no, Me or my neighbors do not want to be part of Decatur or unincoportated DeKalb. We are happy with CoA.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Ugh, Atlanta needs to stay contained. I really wish there was some way to get rid of the part of Dekalb Atlanta already has its grip on.


Why is that?
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Ugh, Atlanta needs to stay contained. I really wish there was some way to get rid of the part of Dekalb Atlanta already has its grip on.
Similar to the city's recent annexations (Edmund Park, East Lake, Loch Lomond, etc.) Emory is the party pursuing annexation, the CoA isn't trying a land-grab (and hasn't since the '70s with Sandy Springs).

Also, I'd take CoA governance over unincorporated DeKalb 100 out of 100 times, especially if I already lived in Atlanta-in-DeKalb.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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DH, maybe. Word is that Atlanta has no interest in the neighborhoods beyond there and Emory.
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).
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