UPDATE [1:53 p.m.]: A map for a proposed City of Lavista Hills that appeared on a Tucker blog Sunday does not represent The North Druid Hills Study Group and is not formally connected to state Sen. Jason Carter, the group's leader said Monday afternoon.
Though the map's creator, North Druid Hills resident Rhea Johnson, has worked with The North Druid Hills Study Group, it does not represent the study group, said Don Broussard, the group's head. Johnson called Patch on Monday afternoon and said he sent the map to the Tucker Initiative blog as part of an ongoing discussion about what the boundaries between a proposed City of Tucker and an adjacent city west of I-285 might look like.
"It was related to the two-city conundrum that we seem to be in," Johnson said.
While he did give the map the Lavista Hills title, he said he does not know if Carter has seen it, and the draft was not meant for public discussion. The draft was discussed within the study group, Broussard said, but it was nixed because it showed too much detail with regard to council districts, and the study group found the map's taxing ideas too controversial and unlikely to gain wide support.
FIRST POST [10:49 a.m.]: A map for a proposed City of Lavista Hills appeared on a Tucker blog over the weekend.
The map, which was posted on The City of Tucker Intiative, was created by local resident Rhea Johnson and The North Druid Hills Study Group, which proposed a City of Briarcliff in March.
The City of Lavista Hills map, which would ideally be attached the cityhood legislation filed by Decatur state Sen. Jason Carter earlier this month, is very similar to the study group's map. But it would also include the Scottdale area and all of North Decatur up to the City of Decatur's boundaries, ensuring Decatur could not stretch its boundaries north.
Other details from the proposed City of Lavista Hills:
- Estimated population of 92,824
- Estimated appraised value of $9.7 billion
- City services: public safety, planning and zoning, parks and recreation
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