Proponents of a city of Briarcliff say they remain confident their cityhood bill will move forward in the General Assembly.
On Thursday, the City of Briarcliff Initiative said the organization has finalized a charter outlining cityhood and is waiting to present it to the DeKalb legislative delegation.
On January 9, the DeKalb delegation urged Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker cityhood proponents to resolve their proposed borders.
Allen Venet, president of City of Briarcliff Initiative, said, “Briarcliff followed the DeKalb Delegation’s recommendation to pursue mediation among the three proposed cities. This included Briarcliff presenting dates and an extensive list of unbiased mediators to pick from. Neither Tucker or Lakeside was interested in this path.”
Briarcliff met independently with both Tucker and Lakeside but Venet said neither group indicated a willingness to compromise.