No Timetable Yet On Brookhaven Commission
An anti-cityhood group is asking for representation on the governor's commission.
While Gov. Nathan Deal has not yet appointed the commission to oversee Brookhaven's incorporation, an anti-cityhood group is petitioning for inclusion on the committee.
AshfordNeighbors.org wants the governor to appoint two members onto the commission who were opposed to Brookhaven's incorporation.
The organization's request appeared in the August 1 edition of "a:Times News," which was distributed in several Brookhaven communities this past weekend.
"Recognizing the closeness of this election requires oversight by the No side to make sure all citizens in the new city are represented," the organization said. "Since this vote was so close, we want two No-City group people to be appointed by you to give us equal representation on the five-member commission to form the city."
The legislation creating the Brookhaven cityhood vote stipulates that Deal's commission is to review candidates for city manager, attorney, clerk and accountant, as well as finding the best locations for municipal offices. Those recommendations will be passed onto the mayor and city council, who will be elected on Nov. 6.
Deal spokesperson Stephanie Mayfield said the governor has until Sept. 1 to appoint the commission, and has not made the appointments yet. She added she was unsure of when the governor would announce the appointments.
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