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Lakeside, Briarcliff Groups Both Holding Monday Night Events

LCA also announces community meeting Thursday night at Lakeside High School.

Map shows proposed boundaries of Lakeside, Briarcliff and Tucker maps.
Map shows proposed boundaries of Lakeside, Briarcliff and Tucker maps.
What's a follower of the DeKalb cityhood issue to do?

Close watchers of the cityhood proposals from the Lakeside City Alliance and the City of Briarcliff Initiative probably already know that both groups are hosting events Monday night, Dec. 9, starting nearly at the same time. Both groups have saved the date for some time.

LCA is hosting a feasibility study release party and fundraiser from 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at Napoleon’s Grill, 2836 LaVista Road. COBI is hosting an event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Athens Pizza, 1341 Clairmont Road.

LCA released their feasibility study, which found their cityhood proposal financially sound, Nov. 21 at a Capitol press conference. At this writing, COBI is still awaiting their feasibility study from the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. COBI board members had expected their study before now and are hopeful it will be in hand by their event.

"We will focus on our strategy for the upcoming legislative session, and ways that we can all work together to improve local government services for central DeKalb. We will have news about Briarcliff’s Vinson Institute study, ideas about a city charter, and Pizza!" COBI's invite to their gathering stated on Wednesday.

Reached later Wednesday, COBI President Allen Venet said: "We have not received the study yet, but we've been told to expect it late this week or early next week. We planned the pizza meeting hoping to have the study, but we are not sure. As soon as we have it we plan to share it. "

Meanwhile, LCA announced a second meeting -- a community meeting at Lakeside High School Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“For those residents who would like to learn more about what UGA said and how our potential city would actually run a surplus, we urge you to join us and help raise funds to continue this effort,” said Mary Kay Woodworth, LCA chairman, in a news release about both Lakeside events. “The enthusiasm for cityhood is contagious.”

Tucker 2014 held a meeting Monday night to discuss their bid for cityhood. They, too, are awaiting the results of a feasibility study, with theirs being conducted by Georgia State University. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Smoke Rise Country Club, 4900 Chedworth Drive.
RandyRand December 06, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Being late to the “cityhood” dance or the party has never been a good idea! So when it comes to the “cityhood” party on Monday, being late again means pizza a...gain and COBI leftovers for the “Thorny Precipice folks….no thanks I eat pizza on Friday and Saturday! Instead go for the center cut of fun and + $5 million in feasibility with the LCA folksover at Napoleon’s from 6pm to 7:30pm. And you Briarcliff folks should feel free to re-gift the leftovers from the COBI party to the Tucker, I heard the T2014 folks are making some extra nutty fruit cake for the holiday’s.

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