“You can expect big things from us,” said Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary. “This is a great place. This is a great day.”
Council members said they're excited to improve local government services and promote business growth in the area, located along I-20 near Lithonia. A crowd of residents in the audience cheered at the end of the council's hourlong meeting.
“I am ready to listen to you, and even more important, I’m ready to implement whatever it will take to get our city off to fresh start,” said Councilwoman Diane Adoma.
Soon, the council will hire a company to manage several government services, including administration, planning, zoning, facilities and business permitting. The city will also take control of code enforcement and park operations from the county.
Besides Stonecrest, the new city of South Fulton also began doing business this month.
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