Since the proposed city of LaVista Hills and the proposed city of Tucker have not been able to come to an agreement on city boundaries, a House legislative panel of 5 members will set the borders. Also under consideration are the borders of an area to be considered for annexation into the City of Atlanta. LaVista Park is currently in BOTH proposed maps, LaVista Hills and Atlanta. We cannot, of course, stay in both maps, and this committee is charged with drawing the map for consideration by the full House Governmental Affairs Committee. As chair of this panel, Rep. Buzz Brockway has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday Dec 3, 1-2:30pm and invited the community to attend.
You are also invited to give public comment. This is an important opportunity for you to voice which city you desire to live in and why!
Please plan to arrive early to allow for parking.
The panel’s sole charge will be to produce a boundary map no later than December 31 by majority vote of the panel.
WHO: House DeKalb County Cityhood Subcommittee of Governmental Affairs
Rep. Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville), Chair
Rep. Barry Fleming (R-Harlem)
Rep. Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming)
Rep. Howard Mosby (D-Atlanta)
Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)
WHAT: Public Meeting to hear from cityhood organizations
WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Coverdell Legislative Office Building
18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
PARKING: Public parking is available at several nearby lots for $5-10.
Pete Hackney Parking Deck (directions provided below) 162 Jess Hill, Jr. Dr Steve Polk Parking Plaza 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr
DIRECTIONS: MARTA “Georgia State” station on the East-West Line is located in the Floyd Building, diagonally opposite the Capitol. Exit station onto Piedmont Ave. Turn LEFT and walk two blocks to Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Continue one more block to the Coverdell Legislative Office Building at 18 Capitol Square. CAR (directions to the Pete Hackney parking deck, two blocks from the Capitol, three blocks from Coverdell): I-75/85 Southbound Exit #248A Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Turn RIGHT onto MLK Jr. Dr; turn RIGHT onto Jessie Hill Jr. Dr. Pete Hackney deck is 2nd garage on the right. I-20 Westbound Exit 258A Capitol Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Capitol Avenue and follow to MLK, Jr. Dr. Turn RIGHT and go to the first traffic light. Turn LEFT onto Jessie Hill, Jr. Drive. Pete Hackney deck is 2nd garage on the right.