As the 2015 legislative session draws to a close, two new maps have been released. The first one depicts annexation of part of unincorporated DeKalb County to the City of Atlanta. The second one shows the annexation plan of the City of Decatur. Both are revisions of previous maps. Larger versions: Atlanta Annexation Map, Decatur Annexation Map
House Bill 586 and an accompanying map have been released. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Pat Gardner (D), Atlanta, was applauded by the pro-annexation group Together in Atlanta.
“The map contains discrepancies that have to be fixed. But I am very happy the legislature is working hard to allow us this referendum on annexation,” said TIA co-chair Anne Wallace.
The map overlaps with that of the proposed city of LaVista Hills, a conflict that must be resolved according to State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D), Decatur.
“I want to thank Representative Gardner for taking the first step toward allowing the residents of Druid Hills a referendum on the Atlanta annexation issue,” said DHCA president Justin Critz. “I hope that our other legislators recognize that this is the question that our residents are asking to be heard on and that they move this legislation forward accordingly.”
HB 586 must be approved by the Atlanta legislative delegation before going to the Georgia house.
Traffic congestion, inadequate signage, the MARTA light rail initiative, and rumblings about a Community Improvement District to fund area transportation. Druid Hills faces major transportation issues.
Help us seek answers. Please participate in the DHCA Transportation Committee. We need representatives to work with MARTA, the DOT, DeKalb County & more. Contact Kathy Oglesby at email@example.com.
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