Lakeside looks to become its own city - CBS46 News

Lakeside looks to become its own city

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Another community in DeKalb County is looking to become its own city.

Monday night people in Lakeside held a meeting at Briarcliff Baptist Church in northeast Atlanta  to explore the possibility.

They cite a history of corruption in the county as one of the main reasons they want to have their own city.

"There seems to be a growing concern and dissatisfaction and worry over the county government in general. The school system which is not related to cityhood is certainly what peaked people's interest and made them pay attention," said Mary Kay Woodworth, the chairwoman of Lakeside City Alliance.

Some people at the meeting disagreed with exploring cityhood. They say all the energy and resources need to be thrown behind making the county better. 

Organizers say they are simply following the lead of other nearby communities that have gained cityhood.

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