Summer is winding down and our thoughts turn to settling in to tackle the work ahead. It’s been a busy summer and we wanted to give you an update on where we stand with Vista Grove and what lies ahead.
First, we hope you can join us for our next community information meeting Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Leafmore Creek Park Clubhouse or at our August 16 meeting at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Jacob (and please RSVP so we put out enough chairs).
We’re excited to announce that we’ve raised enough money through individual donations to pay for the feasibility study conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute at UGA. THANK YOU to everyone who donated to help us with this vital step! But we’re not through yet — we still need donations to pay for education and outreach (meeting costs, t-shirts, yard signs, car magnets, etc.) as we turn our efforts to informing as many members of our community as possible about the results of the study and the strong economic foundation for city service delivery (parks, roads and drainage, police, and planning). So, if you haven’t already donated (or are ready to donate again), please give to the next phase of our Vista Grove efforts here.
We look forward to moving forward with a bill in the next state legislative session that would support a vote on creating a City of Vista Grove. The 2019 legislative session will be year two of the two-year legislative process to hold a voter referendum on a City of Vista Grove. Initial bills were introduced in the House and Senate during the last legislative session. With your continued support and following the legislative process, we expect a vote will be scheduled in November 2019.
Several of our taskforces have begun meeting and are making excellent progress toward creating a robust roadmap for what our community could accomplish with the resources and planning capability of a city.
Volunteers and community members like you continue the important work of building awareness and support fora vibrant Vista Grove. We’re so grateful for all the support and enthusiasm we’ve seen so far and look forward to building on that momentum this fall!
What can you do to help Vista Grove become a reality?
- Donate to help us fund our education and outreach efforts.
- Encourage your neighbors to sign our petition to let legislators know we want the option to consider cityhood.
- Help represent Vista Grove by attending other key community meetings (please wear your Vista Grove shirt!).
- Volunteer with Vista Grove Initiative.
Andrew, Meg, Lara, John, and Megan