Decatur, Avondale Revive Annexation

DeKalb state legislators will review plans for the cities of Decatur and Avondale to meet at Sam’s Crossing, with 10 properties becoming part of Decatur and 22 going to Avondale.  Since 1999, business and property owners within these proposed areas have defeated the cities’ efforts to annex three times. 

The owners haven’t changed their stance, but state Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield said she is “encouraged” by talks with DeKalb’s 20 other House members who might support a vote. Ten delegation signatures are required for a House vote.

“We are getting an early start this year,” Benfield said. “I’ve been optimistic that this is the year.”

The DeKalb delegation will review the plan at its next meeting.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Frank on November 24, 2011 at 6:12 am

    All these other cities are allowed to grow, it’s about time that Decatur and Avondale be allowed to grow also and not be blocked by some business owners who live no where near their businesses but don’t mind drawing on the good will and good reputations of these cities but don’t want to do a thing to help support them.
    The irony is their property would most likely be worth more if annexed .

    In any case one person shouldn’t stop the show !

    Both cities would improve the blighted area that is now known as “NO mans Land”

    Dekalb Legislative group should stand behind these two fine cities !!!!

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