City of South Fulton Referendum Passes Georgia House

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(APN) ATLANTA — On February 20, 2014, the City of South Fulton, HB 704, passed the House and is moving on to the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

This vote was almost unanimous, with 163 yeas and two nays.  The only two nays were State Reps. Sharon Beasley Teague (D-Red Oak) and B.J. Pak (R-Lilburn).

While the cityhood efforts in DeKalb County including Briarcliff, Lakeside, and Tucker all seem to have their own grassroots movement, the City of South Fulton has little presence online, except for a Facebook page; and has had only a few city hall-type meetings, one being a ‘listening session’ with Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards (District 7).

Having been co-sponsored by State Reps. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta) and State Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), HB 704 seems to have bipartisan support down the line.

In an extreme effort that some saw as cynical, Rep. Lindsey offered up King City as a proposed name for a new city of south fulton county, to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  However, the name proposal does not appear to have gained any traction.

(END/2014)

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