The House will likely hold hearings on Lakeside and Briarcliff. These are 60-minute meetings and Tucker had their meeting last week. If you want Briarcliff to become a reality, or are against Lakeside, NOW is the time!!
We need several things (in order of priority)
- Consider attending the Briarcliff meeting at the Capitol and voicing support for Briarcliff. You’ll likely have 1-2 minutes for comment.
- Consider attending the Lakeside meeting at the Capitol and voicing support for Briarcliff as your preferred city. Expect 1-2 minutes for comment.
- Email the reps below. This folks NEED to hear from you either by contacting them directly. Ideally hearing from you in person at the hearing. Again, we hope you can attend the meeting.
Sample message provided at the bottom of this post. Please use or edit accordingly.
Reps to Email:
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Email Subject: Please Support Briarcliff!!
I am a resident of unincorporated DeKalb County. I am writing to show my support for Briarcliff as my preferred city. I am urging you to vote to allow Briarcliff to continue the legislative process.
Briarcliff presents the best solution to cityhood and solves cityhood for inside the perimeter while being respectful to the outside the perimeter community of Tucker and other existing cities.
I realize you face a hard decision from other cityhood groups, Lakeside specifically inside the perimeter. I hope you look at the overall picture for the future of DeKalb, including that one city does not solve cityhood for everyone. It leaves people behind inside the perimeter and ruins the history of communities outside the perimeter such as Tucker.
Please help residents like me by continuing to give Briarcliff a voice.
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