Sunday, January 18, 2015

Community meeting and survey: Atlanta option


DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader and Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan will speak at a special MANA meeting on Thursday, January 22, at 7:00pm at the International Community School. They will discuss what is involved if Medlock decides to stay in unincorporated DeKalb County or considers the option to join the proposed Atlanta annexation map.

There will also be discussion of a brief new survey MANA is conducting to gauge neighborhood interest in this option.


MANA volunteers started going door to door on Saturday morning to alert residents to this new survey and answer questions.

The purpose of this survey is to determine the level of support in Medlock for joining residents in Clairmont Heights and Druid Hills in their proposal to be annexed into the City of Atlanta.

The survey is available at

While many MANA residents would like to maintain the status quo as unincorporated residents of DeKalb, it is uncertain whether remaining unincorporated will be a possibility, and if so, for how long. If the annexation and cityhood efforts are successful, Medlock would be an unincorporated island, at which point the legislature could take it on itself to determine which municipality we would join. Annexing into the City of Decatur is not an option. Adding our neighborhood to Atlanta annexation map would give Medlock residents the opportunity to vote in a 2015 referendum.

The survey is open to all MANA residents, whether they are homeowners or renters. If you would like to help with this canvassing effort, contact medlockassoc at gmail.