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Senate Committee Hearing Set for Cityhood Bill

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 12.

The Senate released today the date and time of the Senate Committee hearing for - the bill which will allow residents to vote on a referendum to create of a new city of Ashford/Brookhaven.

The Senate Committee on State and Local Government Operations scheduled the hearing for Monday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Coverdale Legislative Office Building at the State Capitol.

According to Chairman Butch Miller's office, the public may address the committee - speaking in favor or against the bill - for 3 minutes or less. Those wishing to speak are required to sign in.

HB 636 passed out of the House of Representatives with the city name of Ashford, and is now in the first stages of its progression through the Senate.

If passed in the General Assembly, residents will vote on the referendum in July 2012.

HamBurger March 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
ONE All this cityhood business is a bunch of bull. Our elected officials should be assisting us in making DeKalb County government more responsible. Furthermore, and infinitely more important is the DeKalb County School System. But no, they think new cities will be the savior for the areas considered for cityhood. What are they thinking? Regardless of whether you have school age children, the quality of the county public school system has an effect on your property values. Don’t believe me? Are you aware of the drastic impact the loss of accreditation of public school system in Clayton County had on county property values? If you have school age children are you aware of all the troubles the school system has had over the past few years? As taxpayers, are you aware that there is a convicted felon on the DeKalb County School Board? Are you aware that the current BOE chair has had a couple of sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him and had an uncomfortably cozy relationship with a developer?
HamBurger March 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
TWO Take a moment to review the articles below. The school system and county government is where we need to put our efforts, not on new cities. Get ready folks, If I read that first article correctly, everyone except for the school tax exempt may be receiving a property tax increase in the near future. Financial picture for DeKalb schools gloomy http://tinyurl.com/6v3e9f4 DeKalb County schools: Never a dull moment http://tinyurl.com/7zxlxfl Panel finds some improvement in DeKalb schools, but not enough http://tinyurl.com/7yn8fdf . . . Don’t feel like a hamburger lunch today . . .
Kelly Parker March 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Please do not add another layer of government on us.
Frustrated Incorporated March 10, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Is it room 307?
NorthDeKalbCounty.org March 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM
The hearing on the bill has now been re set for MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012, AT 2 PM, IN ROOM 307 OF THE COVERDELL LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING (on Mitchell Street across from the Capitol).

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