City Annexation Dreams

City Annexation Dreams

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Troy

Atlanta, GA

#1 Feb 7, 2012
In what is being touted as Brian's Annexation, the city's desperate attempts to annex further slum properties in unincorporated DeKalb is just a veil for several other realities.
The City is broke, no tax monies will come from this annexation for 2 yrs and, thus, the City will carry the newly annexed area at a time when it can't support or staff what it has already got. Recall the City just R.I.F. ed 16 staff positions and it can't pass a balance budget.
The proposed annexed area contains adult establishments that the city may claim they can dispose of. Not likely. I think it more likely that millions will be spent in the ensuing legal battles and the establishments will remain open and propsper. These people don't play fair, nor should they. But then again, attracting crime on purpose creates job security for the city's largest department - PD.
Oh woe is me, every time an annexation is proposed (and eventually fails) the police department hires more staff BEFORE the annexation. Guess what? The PD is already too large and too large a chunk of city budget. Way too large given the closure of GM and the lack of additional persons which occupy the city daily on a shift basis. With what is being spent now, you would think the city should be crime free! NOT!
The City's real game is multi-family as expressed by the LCI. This is a fail every time just ask every other city that is apartment heavy and financial poor. Excess multi-family creates more crime and burden on the tax base.
It is time for the city to go back to Dekalb. Residents should not have to pay double for services that DeKalb can already provide and likely provide better with less headache to the residents.
Sharon

Loganville, GA

#2 Feb 7, 2012
Why would this be Brian's annexation? If a council person was going to be working on behalf of that area wanting to be annexed, why wouldn't they be contacting the council person for that particular area? Or is there another business that wants to be annexed that is close to Northwoods?
Trik

Atlanta, GA

#3 Feb 7, 2012
Sharon wrote:
Why would this be Brian's annexation? If a council person was going to be working on behalf of that area wanting to be annexed, why wouldn't they be contacting the council person for that particular area? Or is there another business that wants to be annexed that is close to Northwoods?
I believe that person's business office is located within the proposed annexation area. Could it be to curry some federal loans or other perks for their own business? What is the benefit?
Michael

Atlanta, GA

#4 Dec 12, 2013
Troy wrote:
In what is being touted as Brian's Annexation, the city's desperate attempts to annex further slum properties in unincorporated DeKalb is just a veil for several other realities.
The City is broke, no tax monies will come from this annexation for 2 yrs and, thus, the City will carry the newly annexed area at a time when it can't support or staff what it has already got. Recall the City just R.I.F. ed 16 staff positions and it can't pass a balance budget.
The proposed annexed area contains adult establishments that the city may claim they can dispose of. Not likely. I think it more likely that millions will be spent in the ensuing legal battles and the establishments will remain open and propsper. These people don't play fair, nor should they. But then again, attracting crime on purpose creates job security for the city's largest department - PD.
Oh woe is me, every time an annexation is proposed (and eventually fails) the police department hires more staff BEFORE the annexation. Guess what? The PD is already too large and too large a chunk of city budget. Way too large given the closure of GM and the lack of additional persons which occupy the city daily on a shift basis. With what is being spent now, you would think the city should be crime free! NOT!
The City's real game is multi-family as expressed by the LCI. This is a fail every time just ask every other city that is apartment heavy and financial poor. Excess multi-family creates more crime and burden on the tax base.
It is time for the city to go back to Dekalb. Residents should not have to pay double for services that DeKalb can already provide and likely provide better with less headache to the residents.
Anybody know what this annexation ended up costing Doraville taxpayers?
Doravillian

Athens, GA

#5 Dec 28, 2013
They made their bed, now they must lie in it.
Jessie

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jan 23, 2014
Sharon wrote:
Why would this be Brian's annexation? If a council person was going to be working on behalf of that area wanting to be annexed, why wouldn't they be contacting the council person for that particular area? Or is there another business that wants to be annexed that is close to Northwoods?
A good question is to ask the new city manger how much money that annexation is costing and how much revenue does it bring in. You never do something that big without doing one of those cost and benefits studies.

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