Recorded Meetings and Events
Senators Sally Harrell and Elena Parent introduced SB 507 on March 12, 2020 to incorporate the city of Vista Grove. Vista Grove Initiative (VGI) is thankful for their leadership in recognizing that there is interest in incorporation throughout our community and that recent annexations by the cities of Brookhaven and Tucker make the conversation more pressing. These legislators also believe Vista Grove's plan to partner with DeKalb Co. for the provision of police services is a critical show of cooperation with the county.
to review the new SB 507 Bill to Incorporate the City of Vista Grove in DeKalb County.
Map of Proposed City
The city borders of SB 507 are different from the original borders proposed by VGI. The sponsoring legislators, with support from Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver and input from colleagues, deliberated exhaustively for some time to devise a map as closely resembling the VGI proposal as possible, while also considering input they have received from constituents, our neighbors and civic leaders. Recognizing that no border will satisfy all, they took the information available to them, collaborated on borders, and presented a revised map as part of SB 507.
Click here for an updated interactive map.
The Carl Vinson Institute at the University of Georgia analyzed the economics of a proposed new city of Vista Grove. The study was based on the original boundaries, prior to their revision in SB 507, and examines police services, which would not be offered by the new city. The study continues to provide a great deal of useful information, and can be viewed here.