Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Republican who lives in the Brookhaven area, distributed this map showing potential boundaries of a city of Brookhaven and possible city council election districts in the proposed city. – File from November, 2011 Credit:

As the dust settles from the July 31 vote to incorporate a new city of Brookhaven, journalists, bloggers and social media users are considering the implications of the outcome.

The pro-cityhood movement celebrated. The critics grumbled.

The margin of victory for Brookhaven, 55 percent, is a solid win but not as overwhelming as the victories for its older brothers, the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.

Governing a divided community will present its own challenges. That same divided community will soon consider candidates for the city’s first council. Building the basic elements of a city, including police protection and a functioning government, will be another task facing the city’s future leaders.

Brookhaven’s gain was also DeKalb County’s loss. The move to incorporate will take a $25 million bite out of the county’s budget.

The reaction from DeKalb officials so far has been muted. Here are some other reactions the Brookhaven Reporter staff found interesting and noteworthy:

Reporter Newspapers broadcast partner CBS Atlanta reported that the cityhood vote generated mixed reactions.

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports DeKalb County may face more cuts in the wake of Brookhaven’s incorporation. To read that article, click here. didn’t waste any time telling Brookhaven residents what restaurants will be available in their new city. For a full menu of dining locations, click here.

DeKalb County police officers are discussing the implications of the new city on a blog where police officers anonymously air their grievances. Check out that blog here.

Here are more reactions via Twitter:

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011-2014. He is the founder and editor of