The City of Briarcliff Initiative will hold a meeting at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church, 1995 Clairmont Road, on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend to find out more about the cityhood movement and get updates on its progress.

In a media release, the City of Briarcliff Initiative (COBI) announced this week that it has entered into a contract with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia for a city feasibility study, sponsored by Georgia State House member, Mary Margaret Oliver.

The study costs $30,000, which COBI successfully raised in just five weeks. COBI treasurer, Chuck Williams, CPA announced that 98 percent of the money was donated by individual residents and neighborhood civic associations within the proposed boundaries of the City of Briarcliff.

Allen Venet, President of COBI, stated that this was a remarkable achievement and is a vote of confidence by the residents in the proposed City of Briarcliff. “The people of central DeKalb County and their civic associations want a new city with sensible boundaries with a government more accountable to voters,” said Venet.

The proposed City of Briarcliff includes the area inside the perimeter, between I-85 on the north and the City of Decatur on the south, including the key institutions of Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The COBI funded study will be considered by the Georgia legislature in its session beginning in January 2014.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

4 replies on “City of Briarcliff public meeting set for Sept. 12”

  1. So…Is this going to be yet another forum for snide, snarky remarks about the Lakeside City initiative. I, and a lot of other neighbors are getting fed up with this behavior at these meetings.

  2. So…Is this going to be yet another forum for snide, snarky remarks about the Lakeside City initiative. I, and a lot of other neighbors are getting fed up with this behavior at these meetings.

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