The last remnants of unincorporated Fulton County could become a city under a bill the General Assembly will consider this session.
House Bill 704 would allow residents in unincorporated south Fulton County to vote in this year’s primary election on whether to form a city. Voters overwhelmingly rejected a previous incorporation effort in 2007.
Supporters say incorporating would allow South Fulton’s estimated 90,274 residents to better control their future. Currently decisions about local services are made by seven county commissioners elected from across the county.
“It’s about local control,” said Benny Crane, an incorporation supporter. “You’d have people who live in the footprint of a new city making local decisions.”
Others are skeptical the new city would be financially viable and doubt South Fulton residents have changed their mind since 2007.