Although Decatur’s commission approved the city’s annexation master plan, Lynn Ganim, acting president of the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association, insists her group continues formally opposing the move. “We intend to take this to the state legislature,” Ganim said. “This [annexation] ruptures our area.” Decatur proposes annexing commercial properties adjacent to Medlock, including Medlock Plaza and Suburban Plaza, but without the neighborhood’s 1,400 residences. Ganim maintains those commercial districts are not only historically and geographically intrinsic to Medlock, but that they “generate $5 million for DeKalb County Schools.”
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