State of Georgia Police had to remove Greenhaven, Ga founder, Kathryn Rice, due to her disrupting a meeting today at the State Capitol. The DeKalb delegation was having their weekly meeting today. Ms. Rice is well informed that the the rules do not include speaking at the meeting. This was a stunt and pre-planned by her Lobbyist to draw attention and attempt to change the narrative that they are being persecuted. Please don’t fall for these theatrics. Ms. Rice is at the Capitol everyday soliciting lawmakers to sponsor her bill and attends these meetings regularly. Below is a picture from the weekly meeting 2 weeks ago.
This meeting would be the last meeting before March 7, which is Crossover Day. AJC.com reported today that time is running out for Greenhaven and Vista Grove to get a sponsor. If they do not have a sponsor by Midnight, March 7, the bill will have to come back like the zombie that is next year. Kathryn Rice and Greenhaven are using this opportunity to get media awareness.
AJC report J.D. Capelouto reported in today’s AJC that “For an area to become a city, the state Legislature has to pass a bill allowing for a ballot referendum; any legislator in the state can sponsor the bill. For the past five years, Greenhaven has failed to get a bill passed. Last year was Vista Grove’s first attempt at legislation, which did not pass.
These photo was taken today by AJC.com ‘s Tia Mitchell.
“The midway point in the legislative session when a bill generally must pass at least one chamber in the General Assembly in order to have a chance at becoming law this year. Advocates for Greenhaven, Ga and Vista Grove are set to hold an event at the Capitol next week to raise awareness and put the pressure on lawmakers before they have to wait another year for cityhood legislation.”
Is this who we want to lead South DeKalb. Do we want a person like Kathryn Rice who doesn’t have the temperament to follow the rules in, of all places, the State Capitol. How would she act as the Mayor of Greenhaven.
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Even with this news Kathryn Rice continues to receive good press. MeaResea Homer wrote an article about Greenhaven, Ga for Her Campus at Agnes Scott. Without consulting or speaking with anyone from Neighbors Against Greenhaven or Citizens in Opposition to Greenhaven. Neighbors Against Greenhaven needs more media attention to show their is great opposition to Greenhaven, Ga. If you have any contacts in the media, anywhere, no matter how small or large, please have them contact us or email No2Greenhaven@Gmail.com