Friday, February 1, 2013
The writer says a bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver "locks the doors on those neighborhoods ready to take the initiative of trying to find their way out of the abuse."
Friday, February 1
By Virginia DuPre Resident of unincorporated Dekalb Abusive Govt Allowed to Lock Residents in with Limits on Annexation (House Bill 22) Within the professional circles that work with domestic violence, the definition of emotional abuse includes: making the abused feel crazy, playing mind games on the abused, controlling what the abused does--who they talk to/limiting involvement and access to others, making light of the abuse, not taking the concerns about the abuse seriously, saying the abuse is not happening, shifting responsibility from the abuser to the abused--blaming the abused for the wrongdoing. DeKalb County is guilty of all of the above in its actions toward its citizens. House Bill 22 introduced by Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver of …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon said: "What is it that I want to fix? What do I want to change? ... A city may not be the answer for everyone."
After a second meeting about the cityhood process, are we any closer to seeing another municipality sprout out of the ground in northern DeKalb County--the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area more specifically? It's hard to say. Local leaders offered conflicting views on whether the area might be a good fit for cityhood at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Former Republican state Rep. Kevin Levitas, District 82, organized the second meeting to include a balance of opinions, pro and con, on the subject. Republican state Rep. Tom Taylor, District 79, and Robert Wittenstein, a former Dunwoody city council candidate, were recruited to represent the positives of cityhood. DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon, District 6, and …
Monday, September 24, 2012
A community leader says residents in Sagamore Hills and North Briarcliff have been inspired by the incorporation of Brookhaven.
Residents in the Sagamore Hills and North Briarcliff communities outside of Decatur are exploring cityhood options as new municipalities in northern DeKalb County place more fianancial pressure on residents in unincorporated areas, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday. The communities have been inspired by the recent vote to incorporate Brookhaven's residents. They've also noticed that Decatur is talking about annexing areas on the edge of the city limits. From the story: Nancy Love, a leader of the [Civic Association Network], an umbrella group trying to pull north-central DeKalb civic associations together, said the referendum in July to form Brookhaven, a city with 49,000 residents, has caused its neighbors to start …