I have reached out to a couple of individuals involved in both LCA and Briarcliff City, and have been thwarted regarding combining these movements. I really believe that people should set aside their highly localized agendas, and work as a team to build a better City.
With that said, the only people who will have a legitimate complaint are the people of Tucker. Including them in the New City will require a change of identity. Tucker has a long history as a community, and a strong sense of belonging that the rest of us do not have. Although we do have our neighborhood identities, they do not have the name recognition that Tucker enjoys.
I have outlined a few issues below. Please add some more in the comments and focus on the positive aspects, and not the divisive ones:
1) Common goals of all City movements
a. Having local Police Control
b. Having local Zoning Control
c. Having local Park Control
2) My e-mails with the City Movement Leaderships have indicate that they are flexible with the borders of the city, and are not opposed to changing them.
3) None of the city movements want to completely sever ties to DeKalb County.
4) None of the city movements include establishing new school systems.
a. While some people find this desirable, they must realize that this would be very complex and would take 5-10 years after cityhood is accomplished.
All of the people that are leading these
movements are working for the betterment of the community. (Even thou they disagree on how.)
6) All of the city proposals are being designed so that they do not raise taxes.
7) The actual name of the city is less important than the goals, values and the attitudes of its inhabitants, and while some individuals are tied to the name of the city many are not.
a. This may be a good thing to vote on, perhaps even an on-line voting system.