In November of 2021, Greenhaven relaunched their campaign for a massive new city in southern DeKalb County and are now calling it City of DeKalb and resurrected a new campaign as City of DeKalb Movement.
“City of DeKalb would cover the same footprint as the previously pursued city of Greenhaven — a diagonal swath enveloping just about everything and everyone south of Tucker and Decatur and north of Stonecrest as reported by AJC.com.
With 200,000-plus residents, it would have more than three times the population of DeKalb’s largest existing cities — similar to populations in Columbus and Augusta, the second- and third-largest cities in the entire state.
The proposed city was announced by a city group in 2015 and unsuccessfully brought to the state legislature for approval five times, most recently in 2018.
We at Neighbors Against Greenhaven are sure you’re sick and tired of the threat of an unwanted city appearing so we ask that you write your congressman today to show the large number of citizens that are against this.
Please see the list below for Georgia State Senators and Georgia House of Representatives that represent DeKalb County. We ask that you write a quick email to them simply stating that your are opposed to City of DeKalb. It can be as simple as I’m opposed to City of DeKalb or a go into great detail. The exercise is show that there is a large portion of the population of DeKalb County that is against City of DeKalb/Greenhaven.
DeKalb Delegation Pre-Session Town Halls
DeKalb House Legislative Delegation to Host Series of Virtual, In-Person Pre-Session Town Hall Meetings
ATLANTA – Members of the DeKalb House Legislative Delegation will host a series of virtual and in-person town hall meetings to hear from DeKalb citizens and to discuss the Legislative Session, which will convene on January 9, 2023. The meeting schedule is as follows:
Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom; to register for Zoom access, please click here <https://bit.ly/3FuPY3L
In Person Meeting
Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
The DeKalb House Legislative Delegation for the 2023-2024 legislative term will include State Representatives Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia), Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain), Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), Becky Evans (D-Atlanta), Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta), Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia), Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain), Angela Moore (D-Decatur), Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), Shea Roberts (D-Atlanta), Rhonda Taylor (D-Conyers), State Representatives-elect Long Tran (D-Dunwoody), Karen Lupton (D-Chamblee), Omari Crawford (D-Decatur), Imani Barnes (D-Tucker) and Saira Draper (D-Atlanta).
We are not alone in this fight as we have joined forces with the following groups: