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Stockbridge City Council rejects plan to divide members by district

Those hoping Stockbridge might divide its City Council into districts will have to wait until at least 2020 to have that dream realized.

The Council earlier this week voted 4-1 to continue using an at-large system for its members until at least the 2020 Census.

City Attorney Mike Williams argued it’s better to wait and draw up-to-date district lines for the Henry County town after the census has been completed than to do so now and have to redistrict later.

The lack of council representation by district was one of the complaints of supporters of Eagle’s Landing cityhood. Getting things done in the city of 29,000, they said, is more complicated than it should be because there is no specific leader assigned to a particular area. 

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The creation of the city of Eagles Landing would have taken a massive chunk out of the current city of Stockbridge -- and with it, a large chunk of money.

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