POLL: Should Lakeside City Include West Tucker?
Tucker-area officials and civic leaders have asked the Lakeside City Alliance not to include any part of Tucker in their proposed city.
A big chunk of west Tucker has been included in the boundary of the Lakeside City Alliance's proposed municipality since it first made its plans public early last month.
But the alliance reported on its Facebook page last week that officials representing Tucker and civic leaders from that community aren't happy and want to be excluded.
From the alliance's post:
Officials and civic leaders from the Tucker area have requested Lakeside City Alliance change the proposed boundaries so that all areas they consider to be Tucker are removed. We advise residents of Livsey, Midvale and Tucker that are interested in being within the boundaries of the study contact their representatives and Tucker civic leaders to comment on this request.
As it stands, the proposed city would stretch from west Tucker, across Northlake to I-85 and south to North Druid Hills, including about 60,000 residents.
Some have criticized the inclusion of the Tucker area as a land grab selected only for its taxable commercial property. Alliance representatives have said a viable city needs a significant amount of commercial property, but Mary Kay Woodworth, the alliance's chairman, has also said she doesn't necessarily consider I-285 a definitive boundary.
What do you think? Should the Lakeside City Alliance include west Tucker in its proposed map? Could a "City of Lakeside" survive without it? Tell us in the comments section below.