South Fulton cityhood bill on its way

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South Fulton cityhood bill on its way

Bipartisan legislation to create a new city of South Fulton will be introduced Monday in the state House.

House Bill 704 is sponsored by Rep. Roger Bruce, D-Atlanta, with Rep. Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, a co-sponsor. Lindsey is a former member of the House Republican leadership who is now running for Congress.

A recent poll, however, indicates the effort faces obstacles. The poll conducted by 20/20 Insight for Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, shows only 22 percent of respondents in the southern section of Fulton County support incorporating the new city, 56 percent oppose and 22 percent are not sure. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

The bill is one of several expected attempts to create new municipalities in DeKalb and Fulton counties.

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