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State senate to study City of DeKalb incorporation
by Staff
October 07, 2012 11:08 AM | 4822 views | 3 3 comments | 24 24 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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