Local legislators will participate in a second cityhood meeting in Oak Grove early next month focused on the pros and cons of creating a new city in North DeKalb County.
Kevin Levitas, a former state representative, and head of the Briarcliff Woods East Neighborhood Association, will hold the meeting in Oak Grove United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Jan. 8.
The meeting will follow up on another meeting Levitas held last month that included roughly 100 or so residents at the church. That meeting, which included Fran Millar, DeKalb County's sole Republican state senator, Tom Taylor, a DeKalb state represenatative and Dan Weber, a former state senator in DeKalb, left many residents frustrated. Many said they felt they were being prodded to support the creation of a new city somewhere in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area and didn't understand why the meeting was held in the first place.
So, Levitas vowed to hold a second meeting that would include local leaders who would speak to the negatives of cityhood. The Jan. 8 meeting's lineup includes:
- State Rep. Billy Mitchell, District 88, D-Stone Mountain
- State Rep. Tom Taylor, District 79, R-Dunwoody
- DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon, District 6
- Former Dunwoody council member Robert Wittenstein
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