At its 16 March 2015 meeting, the Atlanta City Council weighed in on a pair of bills that would give two communities the final say on annexation at the ballot box.
House Bill 586 and House Bill 587 lets voters in the Sandtown and Druid Hills communities say yes or no to joining Atlanta in a 3 November 2015 referendum.
Sandtown is located in south Fulton County. Druid Hills is in north DeKalb County.
The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the two pieces of legislation, and welcoming "with open arms its prospective new neighbors and residents in the South Fulton and Emory/Druid Hills/central DeKalb communities as we grow together as a world-class city."
The resolution (shown below) was also approved by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and was forwarded to state lawmakers.
House Bill 586 and House Bill 587 are currently pending in the House of Representatives.