CHCA news & updates
November 5, 2023
VOTE on Tuesday to Fund Road Improvements
SPLOST II is on the Ballot

On Tuesday, 11-07-2023, DeKalb County voters will decide two important referendums:

  • SPLOST II will fund critical road and infrastructure improvements;
  • EHOST will provide tax relief for qualified homeowners. 

Both SPLOST II and EHOST must be approved by voters for either to go into effect.

Improvements for projects such as our entry intersection
depend on funding mechanisms like SPLOST II.
SPLOST II Description:

The DeKalb County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST II) is a one-cent sales tax that provides funding exclusively for capital projects such as roads, buildings, vehicles, major equipment and other long-term improvements.

Approved in November 2017, the current SPLOST I will run through 2023, generating more than $388 million. If approved, SPLOST II is expected to generate $850 million over the next six years for capital improvements countywide.

Find more information here: DeKalb Webpage for SPLOST II

EHOST Description:

Approved in 2017, the current Equalized Homestead Option Sales Tax (EHOST) will reach $738 million when it expires at the end of 2023.

If approved, EHOST tax relief will reduce or offset property tax liability to DeKalb homeowners who qualify for a homestead exemption. EHOST is projected to save DeKalb homeowners $1 billion over a six-year period.

Sample Ballot:

Click here to see the wording for the referendum issues on an example BALLOT for Clairmont Heights residents:

DeKalb Charter Review Hearing - THU 11-09-2023
Structure of DeKalb Government is under Review

For the past several years, citizens and government representatives from DeKalb have been working to improve our county's Charter. The goal is to make the structure of the CEO and County Commission more effective and reduce and address potential ethics violations.

The DeKalb County Charter Review Commission will hold a hearing this Thursday, November 9, 2023, to inform the public about its current status:

DeKalb County Charter Review Commission
Notice and Agenda for Public Hearing
November 9, 2023 6:00 p.m.
South DeKalb Senior Center – 1931 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032

The hearing will also be and can be viewed at this link:
Link to live-stream ( )

A copy of the suggested changes to the Organizational Act can be found at this link:

Residents can find additional information about the review process, the members of the Review Commission, and its goals on this DeKalb website link:

Clairmont Heights Facebook Page now a Private Group
Last month, the CHCA Board converted our Facebook page into a private group. Our goals are to provide more robust review of participants as neighbors, prevent the use of our page for advertising and spam, and to limit the view of resident comments and information to an appropriate audience to the extent that Facebook's mechanisms allow.

The Board asks that all neighbors who use our Facebook page provide contact information using the Google Form linked below to help us verify neighbors. Many thanks to everyone that filled in the google form so far.

Questions or suggestions about the process? Please email the Board at:
Free Trees for your Yard!
Trees Atlanta has you Covered

DeKalb County has partnered with Trees Atlanta to benefit your home and our neighborhood with TWO FREE TREES. They even come and plant them for you.

Clairmont Heights residents may select from the tree species listed in the table below. Canopy trees like these make your yard more beautiful. They can help keep cooling costs down in the summer if they are correctly placed to provide shade. They make our neighborhood bird and squirrel friendly. Ask for yours today!

This deal is also for those neighbors who reside in City of Decatur.

Click here to participate: Request Trees
Join CHCA Board Monthly Meetings
All CHCA members are welcome and encouraged to attend our monthly CHCA board meetings. Our standard schedule is second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM on Zoom.

Out next Board Meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

If you'd like to join us, please email at least two days in advance so that we can get you the Zoom link -