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State senate to study City of DeKalb incorporation
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October 07, 2012 11:08 AM | 4121 views | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
District 55 State Sen. Gloria Butler, D-Stone Mountain, was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Senate study committee on the incorporation of the city of DeKalb in DeKalb County.

Butler will be joined by a group of seven committee members, consisting of fellow legislators and local officials from DeKalb County.

“Throughout the committee process, it is important to remember that the people who live in our cities and counties share an underlying love for their community,” said Butler. “That resource alone needs to be heavily considered when deciding the future of local municipalities. I’m honored that the lieutenant governor has selected me to serve as chair of this committee, and look forward to hearing feedback from the people of DeKalb County.”

In the last several years, there have been several newly created cities in the state of Georgia, including the city of Sandy Springs, the city of Dunwoody, the city of Chattahoochee Hills, the city Milton, the city of Johns Creek, and most recently, the city of Brookhaven.

The city of DeKalb is the latest to be considered for incorporation.

After listening to testimony from public officials and members of the local community, the committee will present its findings to the General Assembly.
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John McGrew
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October 12, 2012
This is not the first time this has come up. The idea was also floated during the Vernon Jones years, mainly as a vehicle to be able to attach franchise fees to utility bills, which the county cannot currently do.
P Nussman
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October 11, 2012
Where in DeKalb?
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October 11, 2012
In the past when this idea has been proposed, it has been to incorporate all the unincorporated areas of DeKalb into one big "City of DeKalb." The study could determine the boundaries and whether or not the city is feasible and necessary.
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