WABE: The charter cluster petition would have given Druid Hills High School and its feeder schools more autonomy, loosening the grip of the school district. But the DeKalb school board narrowly rejected the proposal just over a year ago. Recently, some petitioners considered annexing to Atlanta, which would make the schools a part of APS. [READ MORE/ FULL ARTICLE]
MANA: Brief notes-- Meeting with Reps. Mayo and Oliver; Representatives of the MANA Working Group on Annexation met with Rep. Rahn Mayo on February 9 at his request.
We again discussed our concerns about Areas A and B in the proposed Decatur annexation. Specifically, we discussed concerns that should parts of our neighborhood and nearby commercial cease to be in the same jurisdiction, residents who will be directly impacted by Decatur's development plans will have no say on how those areas are developed.
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The Clairmont Heights Civic Association Board will hold its February meeting on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 6 pm. The location is Melton's. Among other items, the officers will discuss a Board statement regarding the potential legislation related to Atlanta annexation, and we will examine the current status of MARTA's Clifton Corridor Light Rail plan.
District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader:
(Party for Parks Gala, Presidents Day waste/recycling, sched + agenda)
Commissioner Kathie Gannon:
(sanitation mtg, food drive, senior fitness, lane closures, pet adoptions, + BOC agenda)
Friends of Ira B Melton Park, a DeKalb County Park Pride affiliate, will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Feb 13, from 7-8:30 at North Decatur Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. We will review last year¹s park projects and plan for next year. All are welcome.
AJC's "Get Schooled" blog: Natalie DiSantis is a past resident of Atlanta who now resides in the unincorporated DeKalb community seeking annexation into Atlanta.
She supports Together In Atlanta, which she calls “a grassroots effort by neighbors in the Emory University area hoping to become part of the robust growth and positive direction of the city of Atlanta.”
Decatur Minute: Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of February so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 5 February 2015. If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.
ELPC: DeKalb Co. Schools Superintendent Search Stakeholder Community Engagement Meetings
Wed 2/4 --> Region 2: Lakeside High School
Thu 2/12 --> COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC FORUM DeKalb County BOE – Board Room
all mtgs 7PM - 8:30
Decaturish: Decatur’s Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley will not remain in the redeveloped Suburban Plaza. A book store may end up taking some of the basement space of the plaza on the Church Street side near where the bowling alley is now, according to developer, Selig Enterprises. [READ MORE]
DHCA : Last year, the DHCA was invited to comment on the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative, a light rail project planned by MARTA and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association. MARTA sought community opinion about the project. The association’s transportation committee recently submitted feedback: DHCA Feedback on Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative.
For more information about the project, please follow the additional links.
SuperDistrict 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon: District 6 Events & January 27th BOC Agenda
MANA organized a community meeting to continue informing the community on cityhood and annexation issues in our area. Over 175 people attended. Our thanks to the International Community School for lending their facilities.
The MANA Working Group has launched an online survey and is going door-to-door to encourage residents to voice their preferences--at the time, it appears that our options are to remain unincorporated or petition to be annexed to the City of Atlanta. Volunteers were available to administer the survey, which is also available online. The volunteers also collected signatures opposing City of Decatur's commercial annexation that, as Zoning Chair Theresa Same noted, attempts to capture 8 of 11 entrances into our neighborhood.[READ MORE]
Interim CEO Lee May Hosting Series of Town Hall Meetings on his outlook for 2015
Tue, Jan 27; 7pm - 8:30pm
5001 Mainstreet Park Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
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