Cityhood meeting tomorrow and upcoming Legislative Session


Cityhood meeting tomorrow

The DeKalb Delegation, consisting of all the State Representatives and Senators who represent DeKalb County, will be meeting tomorrow, January 9th, from 10 AM to 2 PM to hear presentations from each of the four cityhood groups (Briarcliff, Lakeside, Stonecrest and Tucker) as well as presentations of annexation requests from cities. The public is invited but there likely will not be an opportunity for public comment tomorrow. However, another meeting is being planned for public comment. The location for tomorrow's meeting is Room 606 in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

Legislative Session Begins on January 13, 2014

The 2014 legislative session begins next Monday. There is an expectation that it will be a fast session even though there will be a number of important issues that the General Assembly will be addressing (besides cityhood) such as education, healthcare, and criminal justice reform. With respect to the budget, the revenue numbers have been improving and most projections for the economy in 2014 are positive.

I want to hear your views so please call, email, or send me a letter and let me know if there is a legislative proposal that you support or oppose. You can follow legislation via the General Assembly's website at

Page Program Opportunity

If your son or daughter is interested in the Page Program, and is over the age of 12, please contact Cynthia Danzey at 404-656-6372.

In closing, I will also do my best to keep you updated via this newsletter, my website, Facebook page, and Twitter.

Very best,


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