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In Search of a Final Map for Tucker, Lavista Hills

THE FOLLOWING ARE RESPONSES WE HAVE RECEIVED SO FAR TO OUR REQUEST FOR A FINAL, APPROVED MAP SHOWING THE BOUNDARIES OF BOTH TUCKER AND LAVISTA HILLS AS INTENDED FOR VOTERS TO APPROVE OR DENY IN A REFERENDUM VOTE THIS NOVEMBER 3, 2015 :

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5/25/15

Dear XXXX,

Thanks for contacting me regarding access to the proposed City of Tucker map.
Unfortunately, my office is not the custodian of the official map or the entity that wold be able to respond to your Open Records Request.

Please contact the Georgia General Assembly's Office of Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment. Their telephone number is 404.656.5063.

If you have any problems getting your request fulfilled please let me know.
Best wishes!


~Billy


BILLY MITCHELL
State Representative
State Capitol
18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334
404.656.0126
404.656.0250 (fax)
billy.mitchell@house.ga.gov

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5/26/2015

Good morning, XXX

House Bills 515 and 520 set up the process for incorporation of the cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker.  The bills stipulate that the election to put the referendum before the electorate in the defined areas shall be held on November 3, 2015.  If the referendum(s) pass, the election of officials for the two cities is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the presidential preference primary in March, 2017,  to be called by the Secretary of State, presumably to be held March 1. 

We are in the process of  identifying the voters in each city as designated by the two bills.  We do not have that available as of yet because there are some issues as to where the boundaries lie in reference to some properties that fall on the boundary lines.  We do not have a list of streets yet. Our GIS department can provide you a map of the areas with precinct lines. 

We do post precinct maps at the polling locations.  There is no requirement to statutory requirement that we provide maps but are willing to show any that we have to interested citizens.  It was the responsibility of the legislators to do that prior to passing the bills but I don’t know what that stipulation may be.  You may want to check with the reapportionment office of the Georgia Legislature since they draw the maps as outlined in the bills. 

The bills specify that the Election Superintendent (our office) post a call of the election that will set the qualifying periods as well as the qualifying fees. As you can imagine, we haven’t gotten to that point since that is more than 9 months away.  Prior to that, we will need to define the council districts and send precinct cards to the voters informing them of their districts.  As you can see, it is not a simple matter for us to set this up so it takes time. 

I think I have answered all of your questions.  Please feel free to reply if I did not . 


Respectfully,

H. Maxine Daniels
Director
DeKalb County Registration & Elections
Office:  404-298-4020  Fax: 404-298-4038

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Neither the Tucker 2015 nor the Lavista Hills websites claim to have official maps available, either. 

We'll keep looking.

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