The Druid Hills community has found itself roped into the cityhood fever spreading fast across DeKalb County.
It's been included in one existing cityhood proposal from the City of Briarcliff Initiative that would bring Druid Hills into a new city that stretching north to Spaghetti Junction and east to Tucker. Some Druid Hills residents have discussed starting their own, smaller city. Others have suggested pushing for annexation into the neighboring city of Atlanta.
Residents gathered this week at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on North Decatur Road on Tuesday to discuss the issue.
Residents are now waiting to see which plans will survive the arduous cityhood process
and make it to the referendum. Druid Hills had previously considered
creating its own city, but neighborhood leaders decided it didn't have
enough commercial property to raise tax revenues.
"I want to wait for more information, especially about Briarcliff,"
Druid Hills resident Bill Hilmes said. "But another level of government
is another level of taxes."
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