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Local Legislators Holding Second Cityhood Meeting

The meeting is at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.

Local legislators will participate in a second cityhood meeting in Oak Grove today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, focusing on the pros and cons of creating a new city in North DeKalb County.

Kevin Levitas, a former state representative, and head of the Briarcliff Woods East Neighborhood Association, will hold the meeting in Oak Grove United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

The meeting will follow up on a previous meeting Levitas held that included roughly 100 residents at the church. That meeting, which included Fran Millar, DeKalb County's sole Republican state senator, Tom Taylor, a DeKalb state represenatative and Dan Weber, a former state senator in DeKalb, left many residents frustrated. Many said they felt they were being prodded to support the creation of a new city somewhere in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area and didn't understand why the meeting was held in the first place.

So, Levitas vowed to hold a second meeting that would include local leaders who would speak to the negatives of cityhood. The Jan. 8 meeting's lineup includes:

  • State Rep. Billy Mitchell, District 88, D-Stone Mountain
  • State Rep. Tom Taylor, District 79, R-Dunwoody
  • DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon, District 6
  • Former Dunwoody council member Robert Wittenstein

Will you attend the second cityhood meeting? What do you think of all this? Tell us in the comments section below.

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