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Champion Tree

Champion Tree

Champion Tree

A 200-year old American Beech tree that grows in the Lullwater Conservation Garden has won first place out of a field of eight in Trees Atlanta’s March Madness Tournament. The tree is 121.7 feet tall with a circumference of 12.4 feet. It will be honored on May 7 at the Root Ball. The tree itself will not be able to attend the ball, but Druid Hills residents are welcome. Trees Atlanta deserves our support.

http://treesatlanta.org/news/root-ball-2015/

Two New Maps

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 MapDecatur Annexation Map

City of Atlanta Annexation

City of Atlanta Annexation

City of Decatur Annexation

City of Decatur Annexation

Dogwood Days

Postcard, 1930s

Postcard, 1930s

Atlanta Annexation Bill Moves Forward

This map accompanied House Bill 586 but boundaries will be adjusted in coming days.

This map accompanied House Bill 586 but boundaries will be adjusted in coming days.

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.

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Ride the Rails

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 transportation@druidhills.org.

Clifton Corridor: Existing Transit (Bus) Travel Times

Clifton Corridor: Existing Transit (Bus) Travel Times

Click here for larger map: Clifton Corridor Existing Transit

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