Before the annexation happens, members of the DeKalb delegation in the Georgia Statehouse would have to pass a bill supporting it. Then, residents of the annexed areas would have to OK it through a ballot referendum.
The city included North DeKalb Mall in its proposal, Terry said, to balance the new tax revenue it would get from residential and commercial properties.
The city — known as the “most diverse square mile in America” — last expanded its boundaries in 2014 and 2015.
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