Members of the Sharon Springs Alliance who have pushed for incorporation have touted the new city as a means of providing control over long-term planning and development, creating a more accountable government, slowing down critical overcrowding in the schools. and giving city staff and officials more authority over quality-of-life issues. Boundaries of the new city would encompass much of South Forsyth.
A bill currently in the legislative hopper (HB 626) would set up a city with authority in several areas including environmental protection and planning and zoning authority. If it passes, a referendum on creating a new city would go onto the general primary ballot in May.