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Tuesday, December 9 @ 7:00 p.m. Details coming soon!


BREAKING NEWS

Lakeside & Briarcliff Cityhood Groups Reach Map Agreement, 
Announce New City Name: LaVista Hills

November 17, 2014 — The Lakeside and Briarcliff cityhood groups are proud to announce a full merger. The two groups will move forward as one cityhood effort, partnering with DeKalb County neighborhoods to create a new city in North/Central DeKalb County to be called LaVista Hills, Georgia. This city will be the largest in DeKalb County with approximately 72,000 residents.

Learn more  > 
See a map >


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

DEKALB COUNTY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PED) COMMITTEE MEETING
November 18 @ 2:15 p.m.
Manuel Maloof Building, 5th Floor, All Purpose Room

Join us and see the PED committee’s agenda, hear what the committee is considering, learn about important issues affecting the county and, importantly, let the committee know that we are involved and counting on them to make smart, informed decisions that benefit their constituency.


ZONING MEETING
November 18, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

Join us to support the residents opposing the Briarlake Road development, who wish for the county to purchase the property to turn into a county park. They are asking for a full-cycle deferral (to go through the planning commission and the community council again). Please wear green to show your support! 

Learn more about the Briarlake Community Forest Alliance >


THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED!

OPERATIONS TASK FORCE MEETING
November 19, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

Join us at one of the last meetings of the task force to shape up DeKalb County. Remember the task force explores and studies issues of cityhood, annexation and governance of DeKalb County — and the task force will be providing a report and recommendations to the legislature in December.


BLUEPRINT DEKALB EDUCATION SESSION
November 20 @ 7:00 p.m.
Druid Hills Middle School Library (formerly Shamrock)

Members of this citizen-driven movement to improve DeKalb governance discuss their research and recommendations. 


GOOD GROWTH DEKALB HOLIDAY MEETING
December 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
DETAILS COMING!


ZONING CODE MEETING ON TELECOMMS FACILITIES
(cell phone towers)

Monday, December 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
First Floor Conference Room
Clark Harrison Building
330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Commissioner Jeff Rader and the Department of Planning & Sustainability invite you to theZoning Code Update Telecommunication Facilities Meeting.


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GIVE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT
IN HONOR OF A LOVED ONE 

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

We’ll let them know with a beautiful e-card

 

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ZONING CODE: TAKE ACTION NOW 

The  Zoning Code Update (ZCU) group have focused on strengthening the voice of the communities and neighborhoods in zoning decisions. However, the proposed code presently favors developers and county staff, and makes the citizens’ right of appeal complicated and extremely difficult.

Please contact your commissioners by January 13 and push them to stand up for these recommendations: summary | full document Euclidean (300px-height)

For specific questions, please contact Bruce MacGregor at Brucemac@earthlink.net or Betty Blondeau at betty_blondeau@bellsouth.net.


DO YOU THINK DEKALB COUNTY IS IN NEED OF REFORM?

Blueprint DeKalb is a citizens group seeking to reform DeKalb government, in particular regarding ethics, operations, elections, government structure and infrastructure funding. You can get involved:


WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

ImageProxy.mvcThanks to an outpouring of generosity from people like you, our legal bill has dropped below $9,000! 

For more than two years, Good Growth DeKalb worked diligently to fend off the Walmart at Suburban Plaza.

While we were ultimately unsuccessful in our efforts, we have made a substantial difference for our community, none more important than letting our collective voice be heard!

Please consider making a gift of $50, $100, $500 or more today. We have monthly giving options available tooThank you!


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