Atlanta Annexation Bill Moves Forward
House Bill 586 and an accompanying map have been released. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Pat Gardner (D), Atlanta, was applauded by the pro-annexation group Together in Atlanta.
“The map contains discrepancies that have to be fixed. But I am very happy the legislature is working hard to allow us this referendum on annexation,” said TIA co-chair Anne Wallace.
The map overlaps with that of the proposed city of LaVista Hills, a conflict that must be resolved according to State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D), Decatur.
“I want to thank Representative Gardner for taking the first step toward allowing the residents of Druid Hills a referendum on the Atlanta annexation issue,” said DHCA president Justin Critz. “I hope that our other legislators recognize that this is the question that our residents are asking to be heard on and that they move this legislation forward accordingly.”
HB 586 must be approved by the Atlanta legislative delegation before going to the Georgia house.