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18 December 2013

Mayor of Proposed City of South Fulton would be Among the Highest Paid in Georgia

A Georgia Unfiltered review and analysis of House Bill 704, a bill that would create the City of South Fulton in unincorporated Fulton County, found that the proposed municipality's mayor would be among the highest paid in Georgia.

Found on page 10 of H.B. 704, the mayor's salary is set at $65,000 a year.

A 2012 survey of municipal elected officials' compensation conducted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs shows that South Fulton's mayor would make more than mayors in Albany, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna.

[SOURCE: Georgia Department of Community Affairs]

In addition, the mayor of the proposed City of South Fulton would make more than the commission chairmen in the following counties:

With an estimated population of 87,628, unincorporated south Fulton represents about 9.5% of the total Fulton County population. The proposed City of South Fulton would be the fourth largest city in Fulton County, behind Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and Roswell.