City of Lakeside Vs. City of Tucker -The Battle

February 25, 2014 9:50 am

by Mike Hassinger · 11 comments

SB 270 will likely come out of the Senate today, and there will be much rejoicing among those who want to create a city of Lakeside. The folks in Tucker, however are not enthused, since the proposed map (see here) gobbles up a good portion of Tucker.

DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer, a longtime staunch Republican who has represented the area for more than 20 years, is not amused, and has let State Senator Fran Millar know it:

This fight is either winding down or just beginning,  but in either case is totally unnecessary.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

xdog February 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

“I would like to moment”

What? Either pols can’t hire proofreaders or this is an invention of new reality such that ‘moment’ is a verb.

2005Dawg February 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

“SB 270 will likely come out of the Senate today…”

It’s not on the Senate Rules Calendar for today, so it couldn’t be voted on until tomorrow or Monday.

See: http://www.senate.ga.gov/sos/SenateCalendars/20132014/Rules-Calendar-2014-Legislative-Day-28.pdf

John Sanders February 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

More government in a state (and sponsored by a member of the party) that hates “big government.” The irony in this is laughable.

Mike Hassinger February 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Comments about a typo; a scheduling note and a tired old “more government” argument.
Y’all are letting me down today.

Charlie February 25, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Does this city make it more or less likely we’ll allow sexual predators loiter near schools?

ryanhawk February 25, 2014 at 2:06 pm

More. First comes the city, then the city school system, and thus the additional opportunity for loitering near a school. Anyone who supports this bill is objectively pro-loitering.

GrowBrookhaven February 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm

We won’t be having any new school systems for at least another fews years b/c too many members of the House think that school districts of 100,000+ students and 500+ central office staffs are a good thing. DeKalb County w/ 99,000+ and a graduation rate of 59% — meanwhile, in the heart of the County sits City of Decatur Schools with their 4,200 students & 94% graduation rate. This isn’t about the privileged few, either. Someone go visit Cross Keys High School or any of its cluster schools and try to tell me the kids are wearing Ralph Lauren and the parents are driving Range Rovers. In reality, you will find a 99.5% free-or-reduced lunch population at Woodward Elementary in Brookhaven. You will find a 90%+ Latino population at Cary Reynolds Elementary in Doraville, most of whom are being brought to school by bus or in taxi cabs. Those who make the independent school system debate about race or re-segregation are not paying attention to the true situation. I’m confident, with the support of its City and local governance, CKHS could better the 42% graduation rate it currenty suffers from. Years of being ignored by DeKalb County has taken its toll on this school which has such a long & rich tradition. It is time for change. *Steps off soap box*

South Fulton Guy February 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

How does that work when two city-hood efforts claim the same land? Is it the bill that gets passed first that prevails?

griftdrift February 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Pie eating contest at Northlake Old Hickory House

Mike Hassinger February 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I would buy tickets to that event. And bring a defibrillator.

objective February 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

the legislative process for local issues needs a makeover.