COVEReport 2013-12-16

COVEReport – 12-16-13; Briarcliff Cityhood Study Released; DeKalb County Delegation Public Meeting
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COBI Announces: Study Finds Briarcliff Most Feasible Cityhood Plan for Central DeKalb

Group announces press conference Tuesday and community meeting Thursday.

Atlanta, GA, December 16, 2013 — The City of Briarcliff Initiative has scheduled a Tuesday, December 17, 2013 press conference to officially announce the results of an independent cityhood feasibility study. The study, conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia has confirmed that Briarcliff is the most financially feasible cityhood plan currently proposed for Central DeKalb County.

The press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 2:00pm at the Toco Hills Shopping Center near 2105 Lavista Rd. A follow up public meeting to review the results of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government study will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:00pm at Briarcliff United Methodist Church (4105 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta GA).

“An independent study has confirmed what so many in central DeKalb already knew that Briarcliff is positioned to be the most sensible city for central DeKalb,” explains Allen Venet, President of City of Briarcliff Initiative. He adds, “Our proposed city has a strong blend of residential, commercial and industrial areas. Our map is smart and does not abandon neighborhoods. We believe the members of this community deserve the chance to publically vote on Briarcliff cityhood.”

Keith Hanks, member of the executive board comments, “The Briarcliff cityhood plan is funded by local citizens. Over 99% of funds donated have come from local residents within the proposed city limits, making this a successful grassroots effort. Our next step includes refining cityhood plans, translating into necessary legal language and presenting as a proof of concept to the Georgia House of Representatives in the next session.”

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State House members of the DeKalb County Delegation will hold the last and 3rd planned special meetings for public input about the upcoming 2014 legislative session. During this meeting, residents of DeKalb County will have an opportunity to address any concerns they may have about state issues with their General Assembly representatives.  Please join COVE president Martha Pacini at this meeting to help represent Victoria Estates.
Thursday, December 19 from 7 PM to 9 PM:  Brookhaven Municipal Court, 2 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 125, Brookhaven, GA 30329
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