Stockbridge officials held a candlelight vigil earlier this year in their battle over Eagle's Landing cityhood.
Photo: LEON STAFFORD
Photo: LEON STAFFORD

Eagle’s Landing fight: Stockbridge map shows who can vote on cityhood

Stockbridge officials encouraged residents Monday to visit the city’s website to determine if they live in the portion of the Henry County town that can vote on Eagle’s Landing cityhood.

The leaders, who have been in a pitched battle for months over the possibility of creating the county’s fifth city, held an informational meeting on the proposal at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church on Monday. 

A group of residents from Eagle’s Landing, which is comprised of several well-heeled neighborhoods  -- including a golf course -- wants to break away from Stockbridge and create their own city. The state Legislature last month approved allowing residents to vote on cityhood in November, but the measure needs Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature to move forward. 

Stockbridge leaders oppose creation of the new city because some of its territory would come from de-annexing parts of Stockbridge, among other reasons. Proponents of the city say it’s necessary to improve services and to increase economic development opportunities.

“This does not end tonight,” said Stockbridge City Manager Randy Knighton. “This does not end depending on what the governor does.” 

Only those people living in the area that would become the city of Eagle’s Landing will be allowed to vote. Residents can visit here and put in their address to determine if they live in the targeted area.

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