One initiative our neighborhood is interested in pursuing is the annexation into the city of Atlanta (CoA). While many of us are happy with the status quo of remaining in Unincorporated DeKalb county, we recognize there are external factors that may make this no longer an option. Some of the reasons to pursue annexation are:
- Avoid being incorporated into the proposed new municipality of “Greenhaven,” which may well result in higher taxes, worse public services, and misaligned public interests
- Enable greater equitable development, as the City of Atlanta supports Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU)
- Receive better emergency and municipal services, as the current boundaries between CoA and unincorporated DeKalb are confusing
- Gain voting rights for City of Atlanta Mayor and council people
For more details regarding the annexation of our neighborhood into the City of Atlanta can be found in this information packet.
Proposed initial incorporation: