Last semester MeaResea Homer, a graduating senior at Agnes Scott wrote an article on Greenhaven, Georgia (now City of DeKalb and by DeKalb Cityhood Movement).
She had only known about the city for about four months, so the idea of the second largest city in Georgia initially sounded okay.
However, after speaking with Neighbors Against Greenhaven and Concerned Citizens In Opposition to Greenhaven she became to understand that Greenhaven, Ga was not good for the citizens of south and central DeKalb.
Here are her exact words
“As a resident and native of DeKalb County, Georgia, I would love to see the county grow economically and expand on the already great place that it is. Though, I do think it is important to listen to what people want. Citizens want to stay unincorporated in DeKalb. I don’t think continuously pushing an idea on a community is advisable, especially if you want a sense of community from the citizens. Going forward, I will most likely continue to question the viability and integrity of the Imagine Greenhaven movement.”
Below is the full article. Neighbors Against Greenhaven would like to think her for thorough analysis of this very important article.
UPDATE: November 30, 2021
Greenhaven has changed its’ name, but not it’s tactics. Kathryn Rice announced Greenhaven is now going by the name of City of DeKalb. Same script, same cast, just a new name, a larger footprint and promoting it as DeKalb Cityhood. The irony of this is that their lobbyist, Brad Carver, of Hall Smith Booth is a Republican supporter of Trump tactics! Brad Carver is on record of saying the election of President Biden, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof, all of whom won the vote in Georgia in 2020, was election fraud. We know it’s not true, but what does that say about Kathryn Rice and they City of DeKalb crew? The ends do not justify the means. City of DeKalb proponents and Kathryn Rice are saying it’s voter suppression, when they are actually using Brad Carver, is one of the members supporting Georgia’s legislation and installing tactics that would actually suppress the votes of not only minorities, but independent voters. DeKalb Cityhood are messaging that they want an all black city, but are using politicians that are actively suppressing votes and gerrymandering districts to suppress the voters of metro Atlanta.