I received an email a few weeks back from one of our long-time residents. She was doing some cleaning and came across some old editions of the Smoke Signals and a few other documents that shed light on the unique history of our neighborhood. Did you know that in 1999, the Indian Hills Homeowners Association had more than 1,400 members? As the story goes, there was a vocal minority that thought it would be best to implement protective covenants in Indian Hills.
They soon found out that it was, in fact, a minority of homeowners and the participation in the association was cut almost in half the next year. Some of you have heard and many of you may not know that on May 24 there will be a special election held that has an effect on all of Indian Hills. On the ballot will be a measure for east Cobb to become a city. In the last edition of the Smoke Signals, the board made you aware of two websites, one for and one against the proposed Cityhood initiative. Please be aware that this vote will happen on May 24. In this election, a simple majority is all that is needed for a measure to pass or fail. It is our goal as the Indian Hills Civic Association to make you aware of the vote. We encourage you to look at the issue and make the best decision for you and your family. It is tough to sift through what is fact and what is fiction, but rest assured, pass or fail, our neighborhood will be affected. If you have concerns or would like to discuss how it will affect Indian Hills, please reach out, but please know that the board takes no stance. Whether the measure passes or fails, our mission is to keep Indian Hills a Great Place to Live.