Proposals out for two new DeKalb cities

State lawmakers filed two bills late Monday that would pave the way for at least two new cities in DeKalb County.

State Sen. Fran Millar’s placeholder bill for Lakeside includes a new map, the third, for that proposed city in north DeKalb. The latest iteration removes most of Tucker from the would-be city after residents there protested earlier drafts that gobbled up half but not all of their community.

State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver’s placeholder is more vague, calling only for a new city in DeKalb to be defined and named later. The bill will allow residents in the Druid Hills area to create their own city, as some have begun researching in response to Lakeside extending into that community’s commercial areas.

Filing the proposals this year allows the Legislature is to take up both cities for consideration during next year’s session. As with previous new cities, including Brookhaven’s creation last year, the maps and proposals are expected to change as they make their way through the process.

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