Chalmers Pak & Burch LLC, has been retained by the LaVista Hills Alliance to explore options for a potential November 3 cityhood election challenge. The LaVista Hills Alliance announced Saturday that it may contest the election in court after allegations of voting irregularities and unsecured voting materials. If a judge finds that the alleged irregularities changed the election outcome, the results could be invalidated.
The LaVista Hills referendum, just 139 votes short of passing, would have created DeKalb county’s largest city, with over 66,000 residents.
Media coverage includes:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “LaVista Hills may challenge cityhood election”
Daily Report, “Chalmers to Represent Cityhood Group in Possible Election Challenge” (requires subscription)
Decatur-Avondale Estates, GA Patch, “Lavista Hills Alliance Hires Law Firm in Continuing Cityhood Battle”