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01 August 2013

Local and State Elected Officials Meet to Discuss Resurrecting the City of South Fulton

Six years after the first cityhood referendum failed in unincorporated south Fulton County, a new movement is afoot to give residents a second try at the ballot box.

Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts, in an email to constituents, said he was part of a meeting with state legislators where strategy was discussed to build "support for the incorporation of the remaining portion of South Fulton that is unincorporated."

Below is the email from Commissioner Pitts:

With an estimated population of 87,628, unincorporated south Fulton represents about 9.5% of the total Fulton County population. A wave of municipalization between 2005 and 2007 --resulting in the new cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Johns Creek, Milton, and Sandy Springs-- left south Fulton standing alone as the only unincorporated area in Georgia's largest county.

Voters in south Fulton were given an opportunity to incorporate, but overwhelmingly said no; 85% - 15%.