Will Decatur grow by annexation?
That question won't be settled Monday night when the city commission votes on whether to annex two areas on the northeast and northwest corners of the city limits. (See the attached memo from the city manager outlining her recommendation and maps of the areas under consideration.)
If the commisison votes yes, the discussion would move to the General Assembly.
Annexation would probably have to be approved by state legislators representing DeKalb County, and those guys don't always get along.
Remember the commercial land between Avondale Estates and Decatur that was annexed last summer through the legislature? The state senators from DeKalb took years to all agree.
Citizens can attend the meeting in city hall in person or watch live streaming video by going to the city website. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with no work session. The meeting will also be broadcast live on Comcast channel 25.
Here are some recent Patch stories about annexation.
Neighborhood groups start anti-annexation petitions.
Decatur city manager recommends not annexing most residential areas.
Letter to the editor: Shopping center owners decry annex plan.
Possible annexation targets complain about Decatur taxes.