Those proposals carved out a swath of unincorporated DeKalb County south of Brookhaven and north of Tucker.
In a Thursday afternoon Facebook post, the cityhood advocacy group known as Vista Grove Initiative thanked Parent and her colleagues for bringing the new bill forward.
“Over the months leading up to a potential referendum vote in November 2020, VGI will work to educate citizens within the map on the benefits of incorporation,” the group wrote.
The proposal, though, is sure to be contentious. A new study from the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute found that new cities like Vista Grove could cost DeKalb County millions of dollars in tax revenue.
The bill will be considered local legislation, Parent said, and thus is not beholden to Thursday’s “crossover day” deadline at the Capitol.
The legislature did, however, announce it would be suspending its session indefinitely after Friday due to coronavirus concerns.