Hoping to present a united front in their opposition to Eagle’s Landing cityhood, Stockbridge officials and residents took buses Tuesday to the state Capitol ahead of a crucial vote on the matter.
The state House is expected to begin debate early Tuesday on an incorporation bill to create the city of Eagle’s Landing by de-annexing neighborhoods in Stockbridge. If the legislation passes the House, it will go to the Senate for a final vote and could be on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk as early as Friday.
Stockbridge officials on Monday called on residents of the Henry County town to help push back against the legislation through a show of force at the capitol. The city chartered two buses, each of which could seat 55 passengers, to transport citizens.
Stockbridge spokeswoman Shana Thornton said the group would hold its protest of the House vote outside the capitol out of respect for former Gov. Zell Miller, whose body will lie in state in the building Tuesday afternoon after funeral services earlier in the day. Three former presidents are expected to attend the services for Miller, who died Friday.
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