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Dunwoody Update


Dekalb County resident Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver has some more info about the future of the future of City of Dunwoody. From Broadcast Atlanta:

Although the Governmental Affairs Committee, where I serve, voted 7 to 6 to oppose a new city in Dunwoody, the proponents are seeking a new vote and another chance. The proponents assert that the citizens of Dunwoody strongly support their right to incorporate and to tax themselves to provide their own fire, police, and parks and recreation services. They believe that Dunwoody does not receive its “fair share” of real property taxes collected by DeKalb County.

Full article here. Chances are votes will, uh, shift some during that “new vote”…. whenever that happens. Mostly Media will be sure to let you know.

Anyone who might want to live-blog a new vote when it happens, please get in touch with MM.

Oh Dunwoody, So Much To Answer For



The Dunwoody Media Empire, comprised of The Crier and a blog that finds lost cats, have been pimping secession from Dekalb County – in the form of a shining City on the Perimeter… for a while now despite very little information being disseminated as to the financial ramifications of doing such a thing.

And oh how the hollerin’ raged on into the night when Rep. Jill Chambers and Rep. Hatfield voted against incorporation recently, saving Dunwoody residents from themselves, as the cat blog so un-poetically put it.

The tip line tells Mostly Media that all might not be dead in Dunwoody-based legislation at the Dome after all, thanks to specific lobbying efforts by a certain key citizen, a Dekalb resident who wouldn’t even be incorporated into a new city if there ever is some of that incorporatin’ still to be had.

In addition, the tip line tells us Rep. Hatfield may now be being persuaded (presumably by just such lobbying efforts) to change his vote to something much more favorable to the creation of a City of Dunwoody… if there was to be a resurrection of future legislation in hopes of keeping incorporation hope alive.

Keep in mind, if a City of Dunwoody happens, Dekalb County would lose its flowing-gold revenue stream (Perimeter Mall area). And hon, very nasty things have been known to happen in Dekalb Cty over lesser matters… making The Hot New Battle of Dunwoody-DeKalb the one to watch in ’08. All to be found in utterly partial, localized, micro-media.

A new media trend emerging in Atlanta? Wake me up when there’s some video I can click-on…