Stonecrest is one of many cities from across the country seeking to lure Amazon to their areas. The company set a Thursday deadline for bidders to submit incentive packages for the company.
The Stonecrest City Council already voted 4-2 earlier this month to de-annex 345 acres of land if the e-commerce giant picks the area for its expansion, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs.
The proposal to make Bezos (or his designee) the mayor would have to be written into state law and approved by the Georgia General Assembly, Lary said.
Another benefit for Bezos and Amazon: They wouldn’t have to do the work of actually managing a city government. The city of Stonecrest could handle municipal services for the company, Lary said.
In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, photo, an Amazon employee gives her dog a biscuit as the pair head into a company building, where dogs are welcome, in Seattle. Whichever city lands Amazon’s second headquarters, some people in Seattle, it’s original hometown, say there are downsides to having the tech giant in the neighborhood.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
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