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AJC Reports Candidates for Tucker's New Government Must Qualify Next Week

According to the AJC: Candidates seeking to become the new city of Tucker’s first elected leaders must file papers to run for office next week. Elections will be held March 1, 2016, to choose a mayor and six city council members. Tucker’s mayor will be paid $20,000, while each council member will earn $14,000 per year. About 74 percent of voters approving creating the city of Tucker during a Nov. 3 referendum. Candidates may qualify for the election from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11 at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300.

Metro Atlanta City Votes, 2005 - Present

Sandy Springs (2005) … 94%
Milton (2006) … 86%
Johns Creek (2006) … 84%
Chattahoochee Hills (2007) … 84%
Dunwoody (2008) … 81%
Tucker (2015) … 74%
Peachtree Corners (2011) … 57%
Brookhaven (2012) … 55%

Lavista Hills (2015) … 49.5%
South Fulton (2007) … 15%

Source: County Election Offices.

Peach Pundit Website, Linked to Tucker 2015, Refuses to Return Voter Data Disk

According to ABC News, an audit will be conducted to review the voter files and data in the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

Save Tucker! notes that the website in questions is also connected with the consulting firm said to have worked with the Tucker 2015 group in securing their recent victory in the cityhood referendum.  Read the admission at the end of the article, "Lavista Hills: Doomed from the Start" by Mike Hassinger:  here

The company Apache Consulting worked on the Tucker campaign, but the owner says he lives and works in the Lavista Hills proposed city limits. The Peach Pundit reported that it "threw away" the disk that had the voter data on it, which they had received sometime in October, prior to the city vote for both Tucker and Lavista Hills. 

Georgia to Hire Auditing Firm After Voters' Data Released
ATLANTA — Nov 20, 2015, 8:41 PM ET ( By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press )

Georgia's secretary of state said Friday that he will hire…

Report Possible Voter Fraud to the Proper Authorities

Lavista Hills Alliance wants  you to report potential fraud to them and then they will tell the proper authorities. That's:

YOU ------->    LAVISTA HILLS ALLIANCE ==>  PROPER AUTHORITIES


The County Interim CEO wanted employees to blow their whistles for Mike Bowers and then he would alert the proper authorities if he found anything.   That is: 


WHISTLEBLOWERS --------------->  MIKE BOWERS ------------> PROPER AUTHORITIES

Do you see the potential for problems with the above scenarios? 
Save Tucker! would like to recommend another approach.  It would go something like this:

YOU ---------------->  PROPER AUTHORITIES


or

WHISTLEBLOWERS ===============> PROPER AUTHORITIES



In the current scenario with the "unsecured memory card" being located and then checked for possible fraud, however, we don't really see where there is a need for anyone to be contacting any authority other than the ones already working on the issue.
The "proper authorities" in this pa…

Dunwoody Warns Tucker: Cities Not Local; Out of Control

Twenty Five Til Three The vote for yet another round of cities in DeKalb comes up on Three November this year. And twenty five? Well that is the number of holes lining Dunwoody Parkway awaiting the much ballyhooed renewable resource otherwise known as "trees."
What does that have to do with the Tucker and Cliffside votes? Well, it is just another symbol of "be careful what you wish for." There is much irony and no small amount of hypocrisy in these fledgling cities.
See, we got ourselves an incredibly expensive teardown and rebuild when what we asked for was a simple re-furb. The original parkway plan called for some serious repaving and restriping but there are those in this here locally controlled city what would have none of that. It was Complete Streets and nothing else. Bear in mind these are Torpy's One Percenters who are demanding that any pavement touched be retouched with bike lanes even they won't use. As mentioned earlier, the protests over loss o…

Congratulations to Tucker!

The three year battle is over and a new chapter begins for the residents and future politicians who live here in Tucker, GA.  The community that was almost completely divided by the efforts of a neighboring community and hindered by the antics of its own county commissioner is now the official city that many people already thought it was.

 What will change?  Who will run for office?  Will the outsourcing companies that wanted to work with Lavista Hills now start courting the Tucker leadership?  If so, will Tucker listen or go its own way?  There are many questions to be answered but the biggest one has been settled.

Is Tucker ready to become a city?  We hope so because voters have now given it the power and authority to do so. 

Save Tucker! was never an anti-city effort.  In fact, it was our members who asked for the original placeholder bill, so we started out as a group wanting to know what we could do to protect our boundaries.

When the first map was presente…

Lavista Hills Election Investigated for Tampering

According to the AJC and a Channel 2 Action News Report: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and the GBI opened an investigation Thursday into alleged voting irregularities – including a stray voting machine memory card – in the referendum that narrowly defeated the proposed city of LaVista Hills.

A DeKalb election supervisor alleged that he found an unsecured memory card Wednesday that contained results from the Briarlake Elementary precinct, according to Channel 2 Action News. It’s unknown whether the votes on the memory card were counted in the precinct’s totals, where voters supported LaVista Hills 378-313.

“As Secretary of State I take any allegation of elections fraud seriously,” Kemp said. “Our office has opened an official investigation of possible criminal activity during the Nov. 3 elections in DeKalb County.”
Leonard Piazza, the second in command at DeKalb County’s Office of Voter Registration and Elections, says there were serious irregularities regarding the LaVista vote…

Tucker 2015 Misleads Audience by Suggesting Forced Annexation is a Realistic Fear

VOTE TODAY!

Residents in North / Central DeKalb County will vote today at their regular polling locations.  Voting will include referendum questions regarding the incorporation of the city of Lavista Hills or the city of Tucker if you live inside the designated boundary areas.

Please review this blog site and other sources of information so you can make an informed decision.  Thank you for paying attention to this important issue!

Save Tucker! 

Wrong Map.  Wrong Leaders.
No New Cities. 
Not Now.  Not Like This.


For the latest video from Save Tucker,
click here:  https://youtu.be/Zu9gioH4peo

Save Tucker! from the Mega-City Plan of Lavista Hills