FYI, I pass along the message below, in italics, from Kathryn Rice, a leader in the efforts to create the City of South DeKalb.
President, Midway Woods Neighborhood Association
firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friends,
The creation of new cities in the northern part of DeKalb county will have a financial impact on you as a resident in South DeKalb – the burden of paying for the County’s expenses will fall on you. Without a good commercial base in the southern part, it means the County will probably have to raise your property taxes.
Give yourself the chance of protecting the economic assets in your area. Give yourself the chance of maintaining your tax rate. Give yourself the opportunity to focus on economic development in South DeKalb. How?
Support a feasibility study for cityhood!
We need to raise $5,000 within the next few days so we can pay the deposit for the study.
Join in our campaign 10 to the 10th Power!!! I am reaching out to 10 friends (you) to donate at least $10 (we’d appreciate more) so we can conduct a study. Then we ask that you reach out to 10 friends who will donate at least $10 to help keep your taxes low. By taking 10 friends and continuing to ask them to ask 10 friends we can reach our goal.
To donate go to either http://www.southdekalbcityhood.blogspot.com/ and click on the Donate button or go to www.facebook.com/southdekalbcityhood and click on “Donate to Cityhood for South DeKalb.“
We have to invest in our future. Make as small or as large a donation as you desire but make a donation! Let’s protect our land, our property, and our future. Donate and then ask 10 others to donate so we can do the study that will determine our options.
If you have any questions, please email CityhoodSD@gmail.com
Kathryn Rice, Ph.D. 770-322-3842