Kathryn Rice returns to chair Cityhood of South DeKalb movement

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The Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb Inc. (CCCSD) is launching a new push to establish Greenhaven as a city under Dr. Kathryn Rice, who has returned to chair the organization.

Rice founded CCCSD in 2014 to propose and gain approval for a new city in South DeKalb: Greenhaven.  Forming an organization is one of the informal requirements of the Georgia State House of Representatives.

Rice left CCCSD in May 2016 to help start the Greenhaven Business Alliance Inc. (GBA), an organization formed to promote the economic development potential of South DeKalb through research, business attraction and investment, and the development of public-private partnerships.

“I am passionate about economic development. But when I saw that after four years of promoting Greenhaven and three years of meeting all the requirements for having a bill in the Georgia Assembly, that we were still being denied the right to a vote by the people, I felt the need to come back to CCCSD to help get Greenhaven approved,” said Rice.

Rice said CCCSD will begin promoting Greenhaven through public meetings, articles and signs.  For more information or to receive updates, visit www.Greenhaven-GA.org.

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  • Benjamin Apollos

    January 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Kathryn, I’d like to join your movement on a large scale and be a major contributor more with my education, business acumen and construction experience.


  • Kevin Polite

    February 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Why we Oppose Greenhaven: Top 5 reasons https://neighborsagainstgreenhaven.com/

    1. Greenhaven will increase our taxes.

    2. Greenhaven will decrease our property values.

    3. Greenhaven will offer the most minimal services.

    4. The citizens within the proposed Greenhaven boundary were not asked if they wanted to be
    included in the Greenhaven proposal.


  • R Cunningham

    February 13, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve lived in Dekalb over 60 years and never heard from anyone I knew or met that we needed a city. I’ve not been contacted by anyone supporting Greenhaven or seen any advertising supporting Greenhaven. I own property and pay taxes and don’t want to pay money to someone who won’t provide any more services than I already have. I wonder who the proponent of Greenhaven would like to see as Mayor?


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