“There’s a strong level of we-really-don’t-want-to-be-in-the-city-of-South-Fulton, and this is responsive to that,” Ashe said of the suit. “These folks want the opportunity to choose for themselves.”
Several Loch Lomond residents sued to overturn the Atlanta annexation, and were successful in October. A request from Atlanta to reconsider that ruling was denied and as of Dec. 10, the area became part of South Fulton. But Ashe said the courts didn't consider questions about whether voters were disenfranchised by that decision, and that is the basis of the new lawsuit.
A spokesperson for the city of South Fulton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Loch Lomond is a once close-knit neighborhood of about 200 homes that was built in the mid-1960s on the edge of Atlanta’s expansion.