Briarcliff would be financially feasible city

A city of Briarcliff could provide services for 90,000 residents in DeKalb County without a tax hike, according to a new University of Georgia study.

The would-be city would generate about $54.4 million in revenue and need about $37 million to pay for parks, police and public works services.

Those projections include revenue from the Northlake Mall area, which is hotly disputed by two other proposed cities, Lakeside and Briarcliff.

Those borders will need to be defined before state lawmakers move on proposals to allow votes on incorporation.