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.