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01 December 2014

Annexation is the Hot Topic as Atlanta & Union City Mull Bringing More Land into Their Borders

Annexation is the hot topic in cities of Atlanta and Union City.

A recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article found favorable comments about Georgia's capital city expanding its borders to include the communities of Druid Hills and Sandtown.

Atlanta City Council memeber Keisha Lance Bottoms told the AJC, "she’d support annexing both communities, which historically have high-voter participation rates" [Leslie, Kate (28 November 2014). Atlanta council weighs in on annexation possibilities. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Retrieved on 1 December 2014.].

Bottoms' colleague on the Atlanta City Council, Kwanzaa Hall, echoed those comments; telling the newspaper, "there’s little downside to adding Druid Hills."

Meanwhile, a few miles down the road, Union City is finalizing the annexation of 21 acres of land along Stonewall Tell in unincorporated south Fulton County.

Union City submitted its annexation petition to the Fulton County Commission, who will consider the measure at the 3 December 2014 Commission meeting.

The Fulton County Commission vote to approve the annexation is considered a formality, as county staff could not find no basis on which to object.

The 21 acres going into Union City is valued at $103,480 and would take $1,290.29 from the unincorporated south Fulton budget.