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Election Day is Here!

Election Day is Here!  (VEC Email sent May 24, 2022) Election Day is upon us, and we encourage everyone to get out and vote, if you haven’t already. Make sure all your friends and neighbors vote too. Our great American experiment relies on voting. Why Vote “Yes” If we vote “Yes,” a City of Vinings will be created. In our new city, we will be able to shape our destiny and solidify our identity with local control by people that live down the street [...]

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Please Join Your Vinings Neighbors in Voting YES for Vinings

Please Join Your Vinings Neighbors in Voting YES for Vinings  (VEC Email sent on May 23, 2022) For more than a decade our community has been talking about becoming a city. Two years ago this plan was set into action by a group of neighbors who serve on the boards of the Vinings Village Homeowners Association, the Vinings Historic Preservation Society, and neighbors who have always been involved in making sure that Vinings continues to be a place that we love to call “home.” Tomorrow [...]

By |2022-05-23T17:56:53+00:00May 23, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Please Join Your Vinings Neighbors in Voting YES for Vinings

One Man’s “Why”

One Man's "Why"  (VEC Email sent May 21, 2022) Over 30 years ago, a young consultant worked for a software company in the Overlook III building. Every day he looked down on the little train car of Orient Express and the newly minted Vinings Jubilee, and said to himself “Someday, I’m going to live in Vinings.” You probably guessed that young guy was me. Fast forward to 2006. I was finally ready and able to buy a house in Vinings. I had searched for [...]

By |2022-05-21T21:32:54+00:00May 21, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on One Man’s “Why”

Vinings Needs More Green Space

Vinings Needs More Green Space  (VEC Email sent May 20, 2022) Beautiful, isn’t it? This rendering of the proposed “Vinings Common” at the corner of Paces Ferry and Paces Mill is a great example that came out of the Vinings Vision Plan. A new City of Vinings can make projects like this HAPPEN - it will have its own resources available to prioritize implementing green space opportunities. One of the three core services that a City of Vinings will be offering directly is Parks & [...]

By |2022-05-21T01:13:48+00:00May 20, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vinings Needs More Green Space

How a City of Vinings Will Prosper

How a City of Vinings Will Prosper  (VEC Email sent May 19, 2022) Becoming a City of Vinings comes with many benefits. We have discussed local control, zoning, a city manager, and now we want to discuss the monetary benefits, which are plentiful. Here is a chart of the income the new city would be entitled to right off the bat (from the UGA Feasibility Study): As seen in the chart, one of the monetary benefits is franchise fees. In the simplest terms franchise [...]

By |2022-05-19T18:30:54+00:00May 19, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How a City of Vinings Will Prosper

How a City of Vinings Will be Governed and Managed

How a City of Vinings Will be Governed and Managed  (VEC Email sent May 18, 2022) One topic we would like to discuss with you is the form of governance that a City of Vinings will have per the Charter built into House Bill 840. There will be four city council members and a mayor. Each city council member will be voted on at-large and must reside in the district he or she represents. The mayor may live anywhere in Vinings. All council members [...]

By |2022-05-21T21:36:49+00:00May 18, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How a City of Vinings Will be Governed and Managed

There They Go Again…

There They Go Again...  (VEC Email sent May 17, 2022) In their latest mailing, the naysayers are claiming that the Cobb County Commission Chair did not “promise ‘affordable housing’ next door.” Cobb County is promising "affordable housing" next door.  FALSE Here’s the actual video of Lisa Cupid promising just that on March 31st in her State of Cobb address. We trust you can decide for yourself. Even more disturbing, Cupid appears to be doubling down on her [...]

By |2022-05-18T15:47:36+00:00May 17, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There They Go Again…

Vinings – A Place Called “Home”

I came across the Chattahoochee River on the U.S. Route 41 bridge in early January of 1964. My dad said we were moving to the country—a place called Vinings. After crossing the river, we drove to the top of the hill, past “Storyland,” an amusement park, which was on the right, near the top of the hill. I was told that we could have birthday parties there. That was a bit of encouragement for my otherwise deeply discouraged—already missing my old [...]

By |2022-05-16T12:18:13+00:00May 15, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vinings – A Place Called “Home”

Join Alana Shepherd in Voting YES! for Vinings

Dear Vinings Neighbor, On Tuesday, May 24th, we have the opportunity to vote to protect the unique character, charm, and history of Vinings. We continue to see uncontrolled zoning all around us, which will change our community forever if we don’t do something now. I hope you will join me in voting “YES” for cityhood. Sincerely, Alana Shepherd

By |2022-05-17T18:31:05+00:00May 15, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Join Alana Shepherd in Voting YES! for Vinings

What We Get If We Vote “Yes!”

What We Get If We Vote “Yes!” (that we do NOT get if we DON’T)   (VEC Email sent May 13, 2022) Early voting has begun, and we are asking for your YES! vote either by voting early or on Election Day May 24th. A few of the many benefits of becoming a City of Vinings include: – Local representation by your neighbors – Local zoning control – A conservative estimate of $3.09 million in annual revenue – More than $1.21 million annual surplus after [...]

By |2022-05-18T16:52:35+00:00May 13, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We Get If We Vote “Yes!”

Marietta Council Denies Proposed 200-Unit Apartment Complex Near Kennestone

Marietta Council Denies Proposed 200-Unit Apartment Complex Near Kennestone  (VEC Email sent May, 13, 2022) [Source:  Article 'Marietta council denies proposed 200-unit apartment complex near Kennestone' in Marietta Daily Journal] MARIETTA — The City Council Wednesday shot down a proposal to build a roughly 200-unit apartment, townhome and office complex near Wellstar Kennestone Hospital following an outcry from nearby residents. SK Commercial Realty’s request to rezone 2.7 acres of mostly undeveloped land between Roselane Street and North Avenue was denied unanimously. The project would [...]

By |2022-05-18T15:52:42+00:00May 13, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marietta Council Denies Proposed 200-Unit Apartment Complex Near Kennestone

‘Cityhood Question – Vinings’ is Last Question on Ballot

(VEC Email sent May 4, 2022) “Cityhood Question - Vinings” will be the last question on your ballot under SPECIAL ELECTION. Early voting has begun! As there are no early voting locations in Vinings, please refer to the link to see designated ADVANCED VOTING LOCATIONS. Click a link below to see a sample ballot: REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT NON-PARTISAN Here's the WHO, HOW, WHEN and WHERE to Vote YES! for Vinings Cityhood: Absentee Ballot  (Applications must be received by May 13 at Cobb County Elections & Registration [...]

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Vinings: The Final Stretch and Voting Information

(VEC Email sent May 4, 2022) Early voting has begun! It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Vinings Town Hall on cityhood at Hotel Indigo on Monday night. There were about 225 neighbors in attendance who had great questions for our expert panel. We had an open discussion exploring cityhood and clearing up any misinformation out there. This is our chance to permanently protect Vinings and need your help. […]

By |2022-05-16T04:32:59+00:00May 4, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vinings: The Final Stretch and Voting Information

Vinings Town Hall on Cityhood TONIGHT

Vinings Town Hall on Cityhood TONIGHT  (VEC Email sent May 2, 2022) This is a reminder that the Vinings Town Hall on cityhood is TONIGHT, Monday, May 2 from 6:30pm-8pm, at the Vinings Hotel Indigo, 2857 Paces Ferry Road…please note the change of venue. Please join the Vinings Exploratory Committee and a panel of experts who will be there to answer your questions about cityhood, including: Sheriff Owens Major Cotton Bill Riley, longtime cityhood attorney Rob Rokovitz, Chattahoochee Hills City Manager Brian Johnson, Peachtree Corners City [...]

By |2022-05-16T04:34:27+00:00May 2, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vinings Town Hall on Cityhood TONIGHT

Are New Property Taxes Inevitable? Of Course Not!

Are New Property Taxes Inevitable? Of Course Not!  (VEC Email sent April 26, 2022) One of the most disturbing things our misguided opposition is saying is that if Vinings becomes a city, tax increases would be inevitable, that it ALWAYS happens that way. That is just not true. Let’s take Peachtree Corners as an example. They have been a city for 10 years, and have been able to do some amazing things for their citizens, ALL WITHOUT RAISING PROPERTY TAXES ONE CENT. When we spoke [...]

By |2022-05-18T16:28:09+00:00April 26, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are New Property Taxes Inevitable? Of Course Not!

Please Join Doug Alexander in Voting YES!

Please Join Doug Alexander in Voting YES!  (VEC Email sent April 20, 2022) “I grew up on Mt. Paran Road, just a short bike ride away from Vinings. As a young teen in the 1970s, I often rode my bike across the iron bridge (that is now named for my late mother, Hermi) and up to the railroad crossing to watch L&N freight trains go by me. Sometimes I would get a snack at the Magic Market at the intersection of Paces Ferry and Paces [...]

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Cupid Promises High-Density Housing “Next Door to You”

Cupid Promises High-Density Housing "Next Door to You"  (VEC Email sent April 6, 2022) In Lisa Cupid’s State of the County address last week, the centerpiece of her agenda was high-density housing. Cupid promised to bring high-density housing “next door to you,” threatening the destruction of single-family neighborhoods in Cobb County. She then doubled down by stating confidently that she would “do what it takes” to make this happen. Click on the image to watch a key video clip of Cupid’s agenda for Cobb County [...]

By |2022-05-18T15:44:39+00:00April 6, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cupid Promises High-Density Housing “Next Door to You”

City of Vinings Founders’ Club

City of Vinings Founders' Club  (VEC Email sent April 1, 2022) Right now we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become our own city and bring representation closer to the people of Vinings. With the continued encroachment of high density zoning and uncontrolled development, the time to act is NOW. The referendum will be on the May 24, 2022 ballot. Should the referendum pass, we will then vote on our citywide mayor and four district city council members in the November 2022 General Election. Cobb [...]

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Vinings Cityhood: Answering Your Questions, Dispelling Myths

Vinings Cityhood: Answering Your Questions, Dispelling Myths  (VEC Email sent March 9, 2022) In the last couple of weeks, since the Governor signed the bill authorizing a referendum to vote on a City of Vinings, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from you. Many of you have contributed toward our cityhood campaign and become Members of the Vinings Founders’ Club, and we have raised more than $14,000 so far toward our goal of $50,000. Thank you! Today’s email is the first in [...]

By |2022-05-21T21:38:29+00:00March 9, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vinings Cityhood: Answering Your Questions, Dispelling Myths

City of Vinings Update and Founders’ Club

City of Vinings Update and Founders' Club  (VEC Email sent February 24, 2022) Exciting news! Yesterday, Governor Kemp signed House Bill 840, allowing for us as a community, to vote on whether we want to become our own city and bring representation closer to the people of Vinings. The referendum will be on the May 24, 2022 ballot. Should the referendum pass, we will have the opportunity to vote on our citywide Mayor and four district City Council Members in the November 2022 General Election. Right [...]

By |2022-05-18T16:20:39+00:00February 24, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on City of Vinings Update and Founders’ Club
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