Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Residents in two DeKalb County neighborhoods are pushing for cityhood, citing a now familiar litany of complaints in metro Atlanta — bloated government, lack of service and inadequate police protection. Today, neighborhood representatives in Lakeside, in the northern part of the county, and Stonecrest, on the south side, write about their desire for concentrated local control and better use of their tax money. On the other hand, DeKalb County’s CEO says fragmentation and uncoordinated cityhood efforts are not the answer. There’s a better way, he says.
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Cities are DeKalb’s path to prosperity
By Mary Kay Woodworth and Jason Lary
Inappropriate zonings. Lack of sufficient police protection. Pot holes that go unfilled. A need for economic development.
Such are just a few of the complaints we hear from citizens as two non-profit citizens groups explore the potential creation of two new cities — one in north DeKalb County,