We know that Tucker's claim to the Evansdale area, which really started with its inclusion in the 2010 Census designation for Tucker, is what fueled their outcry to join Lakeside City (now being called "Lavista Hills). But, we also heard some rumblings that their true reasons for wanting the association with Lakeside was purely related to their school cluster pattern than anything else.
Now, looking at the map that Lavista Hills ended up with, the school system could be more likely than ever to redistrict some of the Druid Hills cluster schools to Lakeside. That would mean pushing Evansdale into the Tucker cluster, regardless of what city they eventually end up in. When you consider the fact that many of the Lakeside in crowd were the ones pushing to move Evansdale out anyway, it's not that difficult to imagine that the plans are already in the works for that redistricting to take place anyway.
|Artist rendering of FUTURE Doraville!|
Did it hurt to hear the zingers time and time again coming from Evansdale residents who insisted that they wanted nothing to do with Tucker and desperately did not want to be rezoned to Tucker High? Of course it did. Tucker is a real community and many of us have friends and acquaintances who live in the Evansdale area. We know people who live near the portion of Livsey that Sen. Millar claims wanted to be a part of the Lakeside/Lavista city, too. But, is that what they really wanted? Did they really say that they wished to join a city that has not even clearly identified its own borders or decided on its own name? What exactly is there to join, besides just a promise of a community?
|Hollywood of the South is becoming a reality in Doraville!|
And, is Tucker such a bad place that these folks would be harmed in some way if they were a part of it? Or, are all these fears and desires really based around the schools and the unknown future that still looms after the near-loss of accreditation we have all gone through? If you look at the people leading the city groups inside the perimeter, they are all from the generation that just graduated is children from the DeKalb schools. Look at the Tucker leaders and they all have school age children with the exception of Frank Auman. The Tucker parents perhaps just wanted to get on the good side of the folks running the schools - we all know that is Lakeside. But, what was Auman talking about?
What would be so great about OTP that he would give up Northlake? Well, right at spaghetti junction, here's what will be coming soon... to Doraville... the community that most of Evansdale can now write down on their mail and other correspondence.
Evansdale... it's okay if you don't want to be Tucker. We understand. At Save Tucker! we have been advocating for Tucker to stick to its own zip code as a good starting point for an incorporation that might actually be feasible in reality. We heard many of you say something similar, just not in such a nice way. "We're not Tucker. We don't live in the Tucker zip code. We don't want to be rezoned. Etc." But, what you were not saying is that you don't really want to be Doraville either, right?
Don't forget - your vote on Nov. 3 is no one's business but your own. You may have heard that the Lavista Hills group does not have the support ITP to win their referendum. They really need you to vote for their city. But, has anyone pointed out that your biggest opportunity to improve property values (if that's something you care about) might be to vote no, and keep your city name "Doraville."
Do you know what is coming to Doraville??? Read below. And just remember... no one can fault you for making the right choice for your own family or situation. But, what we don't like about the decisions made by Lakeside leaders in the school system is that often times they advance their own image at the cost of others around them. And, when they get Tucker and Druid Hills out of their way, who do you think will becoming the new door mat? Joining their city will not suddenly move your home ITP. You will become the "bad part" of their city. They did it to the Tucker side of our shared school district. They will do it to you.
But, stick with unincorporated DeKalb and keep your Doraville name and look at what could be your new reputation....
Film and TV studio to anchor former Doraville GM plant site
Doraville to get new film/TV complex
April 21, 2015
|It's a rendering. But, it's still super cool!|
|Recognize Doraville? Do you think THIS might help home values more than affiliation with a|
high school in DeKalb County?