The City of Briarcliff Initiative has scheduled a Tuesday, Dec. 17,  press conference to officially announce the results of an independent cityhood feasibility study. The study, conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

Teasing the findings in the study, a media release from the group stated that  “Briarcliff is the most financially feasible cityhood plan currently proposed for Central DeKalb County.”

The press conference will take place at 2 p.m. at the Toco Hills Shopping Center, 2105 Lavista Road. A public meeting to review the results of the  study will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. at Briarcliff United Methodist Church, 4105 Briarcliff Road NE.

“An independent study has confirmed what so many in central DeKalb already knew that Briarcliff is positioned to be the most sensible city for central DeKalb,” explains Allen Venet, President of City of Briarcliff Initiative. “Our proposed city has a strong blend of residential, commercial and industrial areas. Our map is smart and does not abandon neighborhoods. We believe the members of this community deserve the chance to publicaly vote on Briarcliff cityhood.”

Initiatives to create a City of Lakeside and City of Tucker, which encompass some of the same area in the proposed Briarcliff plan, are also underway.

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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.

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