HB 869 calls for residents countywide to vote on the proposal that would dissolve the Fulton Industrial District, which by state law, cannot be annexed into any city. If it passes, HB 870 calls for the district to become part of South Fulton, beginning Jan. 1.
Rep. Roger Bruce, D-South Fulton, sponsored the legislation, both last year and this year. Bruce said following last year’s veto, he talked to the governor and his staff about the plan. Bruce said he was able to give Deal more information about the area, and the governor said he was satisfied with it.