Monthly Archives: January 2016

COVE Report – January 18, 2016

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Victoria Estates Meeting This Thursday, January 21 – 7:00 pm

The McCauley’s Home – 1017 Castle Falls Dr. (southeast corner of Mason Mill and Castle Falls)


Past Victoria Estates meeting with Rep. Howard Mosby

Howard Mosby, head of the DeKalb Legislative Delegation has agreed to meet with Victoria Estates neighbors for an update on the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session. Legislation under consideration includes changing the DeKalb County form of government, changes to the process for creating new cities, and a new SPLOST tax for roads and transportation. Please plan to attend this important meeting for insight and an opportunity to directly voice your opinion.


Houston Mill Road Update

LaVista and Houston Mill

COVE, Mason Mill Civic Association, Intown Community Church, and DeKalb County met concerning the intersection of Houston Mill and LaVista Rd. The county will be contacting the state to conduct a traffic study. Considerations include restoration of the safe right turn onto LaVista to improve traffic flow, improved safety for ingress/egress to the church, and improved safety for the entire intersection. MMCA President Mary Hinkle is chairing the effort. Additionally, the CDC has informally expressed an interest in opportunities to address Houston Mill near the Emory campus. Thanks go to board member Martha Pacini for her participation and leadership in addressing these issues.


2016 Legislative Update



  • There are several city proposals in discussions outside our area that do not seem viable except for the city of Stonecrest. The city of LaVista Hills does not appear to have legislative support for reintroduction this session. Additionally, the City of Atlanta initiative to incorporate this area has disbanded with individual neighborhoods now petitioning instead.
  • A SPLOST tax is being proposed to fund county roads and transportation. If not passed at the capitol and then approved by voters, the county would need to find an alternative method to pay for the repair of our failing roads.
  • Legislation is being developed for the elimination of the DeKalb County CEO form of government.

Thanks go to COVE President Pat Killingsworth for her leadership and ongoing participation in crafting some of this key legislation.