City of Lakeside Vs. City of Tucker -The Battle

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.


  1. xdog says:

    “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.

  2. John Sanders says:

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

      • ryanhawk says:

        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 says:

          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*

  3. South Fulton Guy says:

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

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