It’s Official – There will be a City of Brookhaven

According to the Dunwoody Crier, December 17 will introduce Brookhaven, county’s largest city!

That makes TWO new cities in DeKalb county so far this millennium. Two very big cities with very active communities. This is a wonderful trend — one that will bring local control for these residents.

With Citihood comes Civic Duty so the next step is to elect a local governing body. Think about it and if you feel that you have skills and talents that would benefit the new city of Brookhaven, please toss your name in the hat. The qualification window is only 3 days next week!

From the Crier:

The Road to Brookhaven

Prequalifying meeting for candidates. Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. to noon, Gable Hall, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church.

Qualifying for candidates for mayor and city council, Monday, August 13 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 15.

City elections, November 6.

Runoff elections (if necessary), November 27.

City begins operations, December 17.

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7 Responses to It’s Official – There will be a City of Brookhaven

  1. GTCO-ATL says:

    Tucker is next!

  2. Received via email:

    Attention City Council Candidates
    Qualifying for candidates seeking to run for Brookhaven mayor or city council begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections Headquarters on Memorial Drive. You can learn more about the qualifying process by clicking here.

    Click here to see a map of the city council districts. Candidates for the city council must reside in their respective districts.

    As a reminder, the Dunwoody Crier has organized an orientation session for prospective mayor and city council candidates.

    It will be tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Gable Hall of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church on Ashford Dunwoody Road.

    Topics to be covered include the qualifying process, campaign finance disclosure and compliance, running a campaign, and most importantly, what it takes to serve as mayor or on the city council of a brand new city. A panel of first members of the city councils of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Johns Creek will be on hand to share their experiences and answer your questions.

    This orientation session is not sponsored by Brookhaven Yes. We are passing it along at the request of the Dunwoody Crier.

  3. Teachingmom says:

    It would be great it Tucker was next. Is that on the radar somehow?

  4. Susan Bornstein says:

    Does anyone know if DSW is still censoring comments? My group was talking about it the other night at trivia. The old version did not censor comments but the new was censoring pretty badly at the switch.

  5. We have not been picking and choosing through the comments. We did elevate the spam filter protection as we were getting several posters posing as different people from the same IP address. We set the spam filter to flag those addresses. As long as you post as only one ID from one IP address, you should be fine. Other than that, most comments seem to be getting through that we can see. If you truly have trouble, send us an email and we’ll post your comment for you.

    Thanks everyone! We do appreciate each and every one of you who contribute with integrity and concern for the children of DeKalb.

  6. You stopped the cell towers…now it’s time to finish the job!
    Vote on Aug 21 — a few minutes of your time can have an impact lasting years.
    McMahan in District 4 and McGill in District 6.

  7. howdy1942 says:

    My understanding is that Tucker considered becoming a city several years ago, but the numbers didn’t prove it in. In the case of Dunwoody, Perimeter Mall carried the day. Otherwise, the numbers supporting Dunwoody cityhood would have been much closer. Northlake Mall would have needed to be included in any Tucker proposal, but Northlake is no Perimeter.

    Also, the schools would remain under the auspices of the Dekalb County School Board even under cityhood. Had schools been included, I would have welcomed a significant increase in taxes to be free of the Dekalb County School Board.

    I commend your thoughts Teachingmom and I hope this helps.

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