Emory Annexation

08/23/16 1:04 pm

Recently, Commissioner Rader convened a meeting with leadership of unincorporated neighborhoods surrounding Emory University.  His interest was to educate and gather feedback on the potential for Emory University to petition for the unilateral annexation of their DeKalb County properties into the City of Atlanta.  They are entitled to do so under the “60% or 100% method” (with petitions bearing the signature of annexing properties) under existing state law, and there are indications (such as Atlanta’s inclusion of an Atlanta portion of Clifton Corridor Light Rail in the MARTA half penny referendum this November) that Emory might see annexation as advantageous.

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(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)

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