Cities of LaVista Hills, South Fulton and Tucker advance

Efforts to create new cities of LaVista Hills, South Fulton and Tucker quickly passed their first test Tuesday, advancing through a subcommittee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

The House State Government Administration Subcommittee unanimously approved the measures, which would call for a public referendum of forming cities in the affected areas.

The legislation now advances to the House Governmental Affairs Committee for further consideration.

Subcommittee members gave several minutes for members of the public speak for or against cityhood before voting on each measure.

Both the Tucker and LaVista Hills bills, House Bill 515 and House Bill 520, were introduced Monday and appear to be moving rapidly toward a full House vote before getting consideration by the Senate.

The South Fulton measure, House Bill 514, also moved forward without any opposition. Similar legislation, Senate Bill 140, will be considered by the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee on Wednesday.

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