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South Fulton incorporation meeting Tuesday

As AJC reporter Ty Tagami reported yesterday, many DeKalb residents are eager to carve the county up into more cities. They’re not alone. Some south Fulton County residents also are pushing to form a new city.

South Fulton Now, a coalition of community groups and elected officials, is sponsoring a public information meeting on incorporation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the World Changers Church International fellowship hall, 2500 Burdett Road, College Park.

Voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to form a city in south Fulton in 2007. But the effort gained new momentum last winter when state Rep. Roger Bruce, D-Atlanta, introduced a bill to allow another vote on the issue. The bill passed the House but died in the Senate without a vote.

Bruce plans to introduce a new measure in the upcoming legislative session.

About 90,000 people live in the only remaining unincorporated area of Fulton County, which stretches from Atlanta to Chattahoochee Hills and from College Park to the Douglas County line.

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David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties.

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