DeKalb: Bill to create city of Vista Grove filed in House

Rep. Tom Taylor has filed legislation to create the city of Vista Grove in a footprint similar to a previous cityhood effort that failed.

Vista Grove would be comprised of neighborhoods that are south of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville and north of Tucker. The proposal leave out some neighborhoods that voted against creating the city of LaVista Hills in 2016.

Taylor, R-Dunwoody, filed House Bill 1001 on Thursday. It is considered a preliminary step for Vista Grove proponents since most cityhood proposals are a two-year process.

Vista Grove organizers say they are laying the groundwork for a referendum in 2019.

In other DeKalb news:

What is DeKalb County House Bill 961? DeKalb House Bill 961 is a piece of legislation that would eliminate the county's unique CEO form of government. It would make it illegal for the county to have an elected CEO and would eliminate the job of DeKalb County CEO Mike Thurmond. Rep. Meagan Hanson (R-Brookhaven) said she sponsored the bill with Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) over constituent concerns she beleived stemmed from having one elected official who oversees all operations. HB 961 was introduced with


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