COVE Report – January 7, 2015

2015 is going to be an interesting year. For those who do not know, Victoria Estates is included in the Atlanta annexation map. In addition, Lavista Hills is working to firm up its Southern boundary in preparation for conducting its Carl Vinson feasibility study. And, several nearby neighborhoods are grappling with potential annexation by the City of Brookhaven. Victoria Estates residents are best served by staying informed about all of the city hood and annexation issues and making their opinions known to their legislators.

Atlanta Annexation Meeting – Tonight, January 7, 7:30 pm

For those who missed the recent presentations by the Together in Atlanta group and Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, you will have other opportunities to meet with them and hear from them. The Merry Hills Homeowners Association is planning a meeting for this Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 PM at the Young Israel of Toco Hills Synagogue (2056 Lavista Rd. at the intersection of Lavista and Houston Mill). At this meeting, Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, together with Matt Lewis of Together in Atlanta, will be speaking.

Druid Hills Schools – Cityhood Initiatives Meeting – Thursday, January 8, 6:30 pm

The Druid Hills PTSA has put together a meeting on how cityhood initiatives could affect Druid Hills High School and all five feeder elementary schools–Avondale, McClendon, Briar Vista, Fernbank and Laurel Ridge–for Thursday, January 8 in the Uhry Theatre from 6:30 to 8 PM. They are pursuing a wide range of speakers to address all aspects of this topic, and they will be posting the speakers on the Druid Hills PTA website as soon as they are confirmed.

LaVista Hills Organizers – Sunday, January 11, 7:30 PM

Young Israel of Toco Hills, Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA
We have been invited by the Merry Hills Civic Association to attend a meeting on Sunday, 1/11, at 7:30 with the organizers of the new city of LaVista Hills. Even though Victoria Estates is not currently within the LaVista Hills map, it is still important to stay informed on the development of this new city. As we discovered last year, maps can change quickly.

DeKalb Government Operations Task Force makes recommendations for Reform

by The Brookhaven Post
DEKALB COUNTY, GA, January 2, 2014 – by Staff Reports – The DeKalb Government Operations Task Force met for the final time on December 19 and made a series of recommendations regarding the future of DeKalb County. Meeting since June, The Operations Task Force was established by an Executive Order by Interim CEO Lee May to explore and study (1) […]
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Kudos to Martha Pacini, Pat Killingsworth, and others who have dedicated hundreds of hours of personal time to BlueprintDeKalb. Some of their recommendations concerning real reform of DeKalb Government may be considered by the legislature for approval this year!

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