What Do the LaVista Hills and Tucker Vote Outcomes mean for Greenhaven?

On November 3, 2015, the residents of two unincorporated areas took a vote on cityhood.  One proposed city, Tucker, won by a landslide; the other, LaVista Hills, lost by the merest whisper of a vote.  The next day, Dr. Kathryn Rice, the Chair of Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb Inc. (CCCSD), received calls …

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Cityhood for a Healthier County

We, the Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb Inc. (CCCSD), are residents of unincorporated south DeKalb County, GA concerned about taxes, property values, crime, responsiveness of government, education and specifically economic development. We are proposing to form a local city government structure known as Greenhaven with a focus on economic growth and community participation …

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The Greenhaven Economic Development Vision/Plan

By Kathryn Rice The CCCSD Communications Team When the recent (and now defunct) soccer deal for DeKalb County was announced, one Commissioner stated that it was the first project for southern DeKalb in 10 years.  That should not be acceptable.  That is the primary reason why we, the Concerned Citizens for Cityhood in South DeKalb Inc. (CCCSD) …

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South DeKalb Residents, You are Being Denied a Right to Vote

Denying your right to help determine the destiny of your community Dear south DeKalb Neighbor, Did you know that your RIGHT TO VOTE IS BEING DENIED!! It is being denied by some members of the DeKalb Legislative delegation by their inaction on the bill for you to be able to vote on Greenhaven despite their …

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Stereotype Busting: Some “Bad” Neighborhoods Have Lower Crime Rates than “Good” Neighborhoods

In metro Atlanta, Georgia, something interesting is forming and taking shape.  Coalescing in southern DeKalb County is a movement that is a) trying to form a city (Greenhaven) to help improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and b) bringing together critical-thinking community members to address the issues and debunk the myths that often …

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DeKalb County Governance Transparency Dealt a Blow with Auditor Removal

Harmel Codi, recently a candidate for Commissioner of DeKalb County District 5, was the center of attention at the Legislative Town Hall meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2015.  Ms. Codi, who was recently selected to be a member of the oversight committee that will review candidates for the position of independent internal auditor for DeKalb …

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