Legislative Update: Boundary Lines Drawn

The maps that were approved today by the House Legislative Panel can be viewed on our website here. It is important to note that these maps must still move through both the House and the Senate with approval and then be signed by the governor before a referendum can be held allowing citizens within the map to vote.

Members of the committee today recommended that each cityhood group prepare a new feasibility study to match the maps as now drawn. Tucker 2015 will work with the …

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Overlap Affects More than 23,000 People

Overlap Affects More than 23,000 People

Tucker 2015 representatives and Lakeside/Briarcliff representatives met multiple times in mediation prior to November 15th.

Contrary to recent public accounts, Tucker 2015 did offer concessions in an effort to reach a compromise. None of the concessions offered by either side were acceptable to the other group. No compromise on the Tucker/Lakeside/Briarcliff boundary was reached.

The next step in the process as outlined by Governmental Affairs’ Chair Amy Carter is now underway. Five State Representatives from the House Governmental Affairs Committee have been appointed to arbitrate the boundaries …

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Cityhood Subcommittee on Governmental Affairs Appointed

Tucker 2015 is confident that this five person subcommittee of State House members will bring about a solution that is fair and respectful of our long-standing and recognized Tucker community while allowing our neighbors in other areas to achieve their own vision of local control. We are thankful for the time they are committing to ensure that Central/North DeKalb will have two successful cities that will benefit generations.

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Statement on Newly Created Proposed City of LaVista Hills

For some Tucker residents and businesses, the cityhood process has been especially trying because they have been drawn in and out of an ever-changing map of a self-created city recently named LaVista Hills.

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Statement on Map Boundary Deadline

Although it is unfortunate that all parties did not come to a mutually beneficial agreement by the November 15th legislative deadline, we appreciate the opportunity given to us by the State Legislature to determine city boundaries at the local level and want to thank former Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd for the time he invested in these discussions.

The Tucker community remains committed to cityhood for Tucker, and trusts that the process as determined by House Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Amy Carter will bring about …

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