Monday, April 8, 2013
The Dunwoody state senator said other cityhood bills in DeKalb County will likely fall to the wayside.
The only cityhood bill out of DeKalb County with any chance of moving seriously toward the creation of a new municipality here is the Lakeside City Alliance's bill, state Sen. Fran Millar said last week. The Dunwoody legislator told Reporter Newspapers that bills that have led to new cities in the metro Atlanta area over the last several years have been mostly Republican-led, and the alliance's bill is likely to be the only serious cityhood contender. From the Reporter Newspapers story published Friday: Millar, who sponsored the Lakeside bill, said he doesn’t expect any serious cityhood efforts will come out of the flurry of last-minute placeholder bills. “Do I think some of these bills are going to be going anywhere? Absolutely not,” …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The alliance said Tuesday it planned to have the bill filed by Friday.
A bill that would officially start the two-year process of creating a new city around the Lakeside High School area has been delayed, the Lakeside City Alliance said Friday. Mary Kay Woodworth, the alliance's chairman, said Tuesday the placeholder bill was to be filed with the state legislature by Dunwoody state Sen. Fran Millar by the end of the week. But the filing has been delayed, Woodworth said Friday in an email to Patch. She said she wasn't sure about the reasons for the delay because the bill has been handled by former state Rep. Kevin Levitas, another member of the alliance's organizing committee. Levitas and Millar could not immediately be reached for comment Friday evening. The placeholder bill, if filed by the end of this year'…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The "placeholder" bill would not be considered until next year, Lakeside City Alliance organizers have said.
A bill that would officially start the two-year process of creating a new city around the Lakeside High School area will be filed this week, the Lakeside City Alliance said Tuesday. The bill, to be filed by Dunwoody state Sen. Fran Millar, will act as a "placeholder" bill and could not be considered by the legislature until next year, said Mary Kay Woodworth, chairman of the alliance, which is studying the creation of a new city of 60,000 residents that would reach from North Druid Hills to western Tucker. Any cityhood bill is required to be filed by a legislator from the proposed city, and Millar's District 40 reaches into the Henderson Mill area and western Tucker, both of which would be part of a city of Lakeside. The bill could be …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Republican presidential candidate will come to the PDK Airport restaurant Oct. 2 to promote "This Is Herman Cain."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will kick off a national book tour at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant near DeKalb-Peachtree Aiport early next month. The Atlanta native will begin promoting This Is Herman Cain, his campaign autobiography, at the restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Rd., on Oct. 2, 5pm - 8pm. Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to host the event, and state Sen. Fran Millar, District 40, is listed as a "presenting sponsor." The event will include a limited number of bi-plane rides, music and food. Organizers are also seeking event sponsors. See the attached PDF for more information.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Lawmakers to hear concerns Monday on transportation and redistricting.
Stan Watson (D-Super Dist. 7) and Elaine Boyer (R-Dist. 1) will hold the second of three planned Super District 7 town-hall meetings tonight to discuss redistricting and the proposed Georgia 2020 Transportation Act (HB277). The meeting has been set for 7pm - 8:30pm at Tucker–Reid H. Cofer Library at 5234 LaVista Rd. Speakers will include state Sens. Steve Henson (D-Dist. 41) and Fran Millar (R-Dist. 40), House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Dist. 84) and House Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Dist. 82), and DeKalb County Public Works Director Ted Rhinehart. “The purpose of these town hall meetings is to inform and educate my constituents of the potential impact that redistricting and the transportation reinvestment act may have. These are some very…