Two DeKalb County neighborhoods are divided by the map for the proposed city of LaVista Hills, with some residents included in the new city’s borders and others remaining unincorporated.
In some cases, neighbors on opposite sites of the same street could end up living under different local governments if voters approve the city of LaVista Hills in a November referendum.
Residents of the Medlock and Mason Mill neighborhoods, which are located on the south end of LaVista Hills near North Druid Hills Road, said state lawmakers should have done a better job in defining city boundaries.
Borders were drawn based on census blocks, which are locations defined by the U.S. Census Bureau that don’t always follow neighborhood lines.
“This is indeed a confusing situation for those of us directly involved,” said Lynn Ganim, president of the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association. “… The state insists on continuing with this archaic and illogical method of drawing city borders, which completely disregards the human beings involved.”