Are We Even Organized to Be a City?
Ben Vinson recently spoke to the Buckhead Business Association on the issue of cityhood, including the recent push in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.
Even if the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area could get legislation passed to start a new city and residents voted for it, is it properly set up for cityhood?
Ben Vinson said he isn't so sure.
Vinson, who chaired the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven, told members of the Buckhead Business Association that the momentum for cityhood may be slowing, according to the Reporter Newspaper.
Vinson spoke at the organization's Jan. 23 breakfast meeting.
He spoke specifically to unincorporated DeKalb (and presumably the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area).
"There is a significant portion of DeKalb that is unincorporated. You also have to look at – and Brookhaven, perhaps, is an example of this – are there natural boundaries for a city? Do you really have a sense of a center of that area and community?" he said. "There aren't any other areas that I'd say it's likely that they're going to incorporate."
Here is previous coverage of the issue in North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch:
- BLOG: Cityhood on tap for the BriarPatch? Take your time, please
- Levitas Avoids Press Question Regarding Cityhood Position
- Leaders Offer Conflicting Views at Second Cityhood Forum
- Most Residents at Meeting Unsure About Cityhood
- AJC: Sagamore Hills, North Briarcliff Considering Cityhood
What do you think of Vinson's comments and cityhood grumblings in our community? Tell us in the comments section below.