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DISCUSS: What About a City of Briarcliff?

The North Druid Hills Study Group, a second cityhood group, has released a map that includes much of Druid Hills and the Emory area and excludes Tucker.

For two months, many residents in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area have been considering a cityhood proposal from the Lakeside City Alliance, which .

But a second group, The North Druid Hills Study Group, has released a second map proposal, now dubbed the "City of Briarcliff" that would exclude any parts of Tucker and stretch farther south to include much of the Emory University area and Druid Hills – all the way to the borders of Atlanta and the city of Decatur.

The two groups meet before the neighborhood associations from Sagamore Hills and Briarcliff Woods at Sagamore Hills Elementary School on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. to present their proposals.

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But Patch asks what do you think of the City of Briarcliff map? Is the City of Lakeside map better? Worse? Do you disagree with both? Tell us in the comments section below.

Longerthanu May 04, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Decatur and Atlanta and today's citywide proposals are apples and oranges. D/A are full service cities with minimal county services. What is being proposed today is minimal city services (minimum of 3 -- for example police, zoning and parks/recreation-- with the county maintaining the rest. Dunwoody is a more apt comparison.
Melissa May 05, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Thanks for the explanation, which makes me even less inclined to vote in favor. I just don't see the purpose. The DeKalb police is a fine force, the parks here are fabulous, and the last thing I want is another level of zoning and the accompanying code enforcement. Cape Coral once prohibited pickup trucks in driveways.
de Oliveira May 07, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I live in Briarcliff Woods and did not hear of the proposed cities of Briarcliff or Druid Hills until last night. It seems to me that Briarcliff Woods is the epicenter of the most desirable area that different groups are fighting over. We should have some input in where we want to be "mapped." Including Tucker or Decatur, or any area outside the Perimeter is unacceptable to me. I am proud of my "Inside The Perimeter "ITP" status.
Longerthanu May 21, 2013 at 01:51 PM
You're welcome, Melissa. Actually, these kind of city proposals don't add a layer, they replace a layer-- zoning and code enforcement would move from county to city responsibility. DeKalb County had lots of silly restrictions, too -- basketball goals used to be banned from driveways.
Kierstin Annalisa May 30, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Melissa I totally agree with you.

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