A new map showing boundaries for the proposed cities of Lakeside and Tucker emerged this morning in a tweet from Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta), who said he got the map from the Reapportionment Office. Proponents and opponents alike were demanding to see a revised map on Lakeside’s Facebook page, while the competing City of Briarcliff Initiative cried foul at Lakeside and Tucker’s lack of “transparency.”
The new map showing Lakeside and Tucker boundaries was shown to legislators during yesterday’s hearing in the House Governmental Affairs Committee, which ultimately voted to table the bill to create a city of Lakeside. The public did not get to see the map.
Sen. Fran Millar, (R-Dunwoody), who sponsored the Lakeside bill, told the committee that the leaders of the Lakeside and Tucker organizations had worked out a compromise that would allow both cities to move forward this year. He said the Lakeside map was altered to remove the Midvale Elementary School area and the area south of Northlake Mall.
In an email to the media and supporters, Briarcliff said Lakeside and Tucker cityhood leaders were not being transparent. “This is what makes people cynical of government,” the email read.
Whether the Lakeside or Tucker cityhood movements will get any new traction during this legislative session is uncertain. The session ends March 20.