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CVI update

Ted Baggett of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in his comments yesterday at the House Government Affairs Committee reported that all three of the Cityhood analyses they are working on (Lakeside, Briarcliff and Stonecrest) will be completed in November and December. 
mikeatl October 22, 2013 at 08:25 AM
Seems as though another of Kevin Lievitus' statements was untrue. He said in that meeting last week that the CVI study for Briarcliff wouldn't be done until February. It's too bad that facts get in his way all the time.
Jay Scott (Editor) October 22, 2013 at 08:26 AM
Thanks, Herman, for the information.
Longerthanu October 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM
Thanks for the info, Herman.
newsydon October 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
and the other big one is tucker, being done by andy young school. it's going to be an interesting session.
Tom Doolittle October 22, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Herman: How did you get that information? if you have more information about the role of the govt affairs committee in vetting cityhood placeholders, pls write a blog post. Also, anything you know about the re-invention of the Brookhaven CVI and map would be helpful. You can see there's a great deal of interest in the process here and it all seems very unspecific.
Tom Doolittle October 22, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Herman 2: What else did Baggett say?
Herman Lorenz October 22, 2013 at 03:10 PM
He talked for a couple hours. It was mostly about generic county/ city laws. Several comments about current issues. But he didn't volunteer anything about the studies. This comment was in answer to a specific question by a member of the committee. I don't know what you're referring to about the "reinvention of the Brookhaven CVI and map". That committee is the one that handles all new city legislation and annexation, among other things like changes to County governments. They're about to get really busy.
rwf October 22, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Herman, I am curious as to how this particular presentation ever came about. Is the Government Affairs Committee meeting these days, and, if so, are they looking into the incorporation proposals? As the General Assembly is not in session now, and won't be until January, the fact they are meeting now should be of great concern to all the cityhood groups.
Herman Lorenz October 22, 2013 at 03:30 PM
They had a regularly scheduled meeting yesterday to discuss their issues for the coming year. I wasn't there in the morning, but I was told that they were going to discuss city issues in the afternoon, so I dropped in.
Longerthanu October 22, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Schedule of House committee meetings for this week: http://webmail.legis.ga.gov/Calendar/default.aspx?chamber=house You can click in for the agendas.
Herman Lorenz October 22, 2013 at 03:32 PM
rwf: You might check with Michelle Penkave -- she came too.
rwf October 22, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Thanks for the info! I don't know why, but the fact these folks are meeting now truly concerns me. Perhaps its because they're meeting without any ADULT supervision?
Herman Lorenz October 22, 2013 at 04:02 PM
rwf: yeah. You weren't there! btw: i still owe you a beer.
Rhea A Johnson Jr October 22, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Just talked with Tom Kurrie Jr new City Attorney for Brookhaven, and LCA Attorney, a few minutes ago. Also talked with MARK Baggett earlier in the day.
Rhea A Johnson Jr October 22, 2013 at 08:56 PM
mikeati....not sure but I think I heard Kevin say that Briarcliff BILL would be introduced in February two weeks after Lakeside Bill.
Rhea A Johnson Jr October 22, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Tom.... think we may need to file some open records requests.
Tom Doolittle October 22, 2013 at 09:33 PM
herman-you said:"rwf: yeah. You weren't there! btw: i still owe you a beer." What does that mean?
Cheryl Miller October 23, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Here's a portion of the last meeting for those who are interested. About 8 minutes of biting my tongue was all I could take. http://youtu.be/YErvc086aGI
Cheryl Miller October 23, 2013 at 02:32 AM
Here's how I imagine the Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings will go: http://youtu.be/Hy9_fsL6uS8
Rhea A Johnson Jr October 23, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Tom.....Me thinks some of us need to get together for a beer at Moe's. I'm just a concerned citizen. The Briarlake Map is out for publication without my comment and I ordered other City maps from the GIS Dept yesterday. More good stuff should be on the way in about another two weeks.

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