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Local Legislators Announce Second Cityhood Meeting

The meeting will be held in Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.

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

Will you attend the second cityhood meeting? What do you think of all this? Tell us in the comments section below.

Lucas Roberts December 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Im for the idea of cityhood. DeKalb county is so focused on developing south DeKalb and fighting cityhood movements that there is nothing left for this area. Its all Watson and Ellis talk about in recent times I have seen them talk. http://northdruidhills.patch.com/blog_posts/dekalb-county-reactive-neighborhood-summit
Tom Doolittle January 11, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Wish I'd seen this before now--can someone provide a report? How many people attended? http://northdekalbcity.blogspot.com/2013/01/open-thread-whats-on-your-mind-for.html
Tom Doolittle January 11, 2013 at 12:39 AM
...and this http://wabe.org/post/debate-over-new-georgia-cities-returns-legislature
Tom Doolittle February 13, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Lets hope we're all attending each others' sessions. Are these separate initiatives? I hope this one wasn't wasted--maybe incorporate notes or a report from this into the one tomorrow. Lakeside High 7:00 Wed Feb 13 Good meeting tomorrow--Lakeside High
Tom February 23, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Another day another comment. Ugh.

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