News Briefs: Cityhood panel; Vortex age policy; LGBT equality

The new LaVista Hills map.
The new LaVista Hills map.

A five member Cityhood Subcommittee on Governmental Affairs has been appointed to try and sort out the overlapping maps from two North Dekalb cityhood movements, according to a report at Decaturish. Former adversaries Briarcliff and Lakeside merged to become LaVista Hills, but the new entity was unable to meet a Nov. 15 deadline to work out overlapping boundaries with supporters wanting to create a city of Tucker. The Georgia Legistlature is expected to take up the cityhood issue again during the 2015 session.

The Vortex Bar and Grill is changing its admittance policy at its Little Five Points and Midtown locations in 2015. According to our media affiliate CBS46, you’ll have to be 21 to get into the popular restaurant beginning Jan. 1.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has given the city of Atlanta a perfect score of 100 in its Municipal Equality Index. The index rates law enforcement, municipal services, relationship recognition and non-discrimination laws when it comes to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. You can read the full report at this link.

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