The three cityhood movements – Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker – have not gone away and are actively meeting and planning for consideration during the 2015 Georgia Legislature session. All three efforts failed to gain the necessary votes to get referendums on this year’s ballot.

Supporters of the City of Briarcliff Initiative will speak Wednesday, July 2, at 6 p.m. to the DeKalb Operations Task Force at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, in Decatur. The meeting will be broadcast live on DeKalb County’s cable channel, DCTV, on Comcast Channel 23.

The task force, created by DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May, began meeting earlier this month to explore and study the financial, business, zoning and quality of life impact on residents and government operations caused by the creation of new cities and annexations. The task force will make a recommendation to the Georgia General Assembly by December.

Another public forum will be hosted by the Lindbergh-Lavista Corridor Coalition on July 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1438 Sheridan Road. Members of the Briarcliff Initiative are scheduled to speak. If you would like to attend this meeting, register at this link.

All three cityhood movements are active on their Facebook pages, which you can check out at these links:

City of Briarcliff Initiative

Lakeside YES

Tucker 2015