scottdale012Residents of Scottdale, the unincorporated community on East Ponce de Leon Avenue between Decatur and Clarkston, are being encouraged to attend a series of meetings in support of joining the proposed City of Briarcliff.

A postcard sent to residents indicates the meeting will be held at Your DeKalb Farmers Market at 3000 East Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur on Oct. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Oct. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.; Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.; and oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Representatives from the Briarlciff movement are slated to attend, as well as unnamed State Representatives.

While the mailer says residents have a choice of joining City Briarcliff, Avondale Estates, Decatur or City of South DeKalb, it prominently lists the  benefits of joining Briarcliff, including a lower tax base, local zoning control, greater police presence and an accountable government.

Interestingly, the postcard mentions nothing about Briarcliff and the the LakesideYES! movement having joined forces earlier this year after failing to move either of their respective cityhood initiatives through the Legislature.

Decaturish has an in depth piece on the annexation maneuverings of communities in and around Decatur while the cityhood movement plays out.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.