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15 January 2016

State Lawmaker Meets with Mayors on Plans to Carve Up South Fulton via Legislative Annexation

(The Mayors of Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City met with state Representative Ladawn Jones at the Fulton County Government Center, 14 December 2015, to discuss future annexations in unincorporated south Fulton County. Image courtesy Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves.)
Through open records requests and public documents, Georgia Unfiltered has learned that state Representative Ladawn Jones has been meeting with local mayors in South Fulton County to discuss future plans for unincorporated south Fulton County, should the proposed city of South Fulton bill fail to pass the legislature again this year.

Jones, who has been a vocal proponent of the proposed city of South Fulton, is circulating an annexation map (shown below) among the existing cities of Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City.

Rep. Jones hinted at the proposed annexations, when she spoke to the Fulton County Commission at its 18 November 2015 meeting.

"I think I’ve had a chance to talk to each of you offline regarding what happens if the City of South Fulton is not created this legislative session," Rep. Jones told Commissioners. "So I've been working diligently on what it looks like if that does not happen and I've just recently come to a point where I’m ready to present to you as well as to the surrounding cities and everyone of that sort."

Rep. Jones met with Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves and the Mayors of Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City at the Fulton County Government Center, 14 December 2015, to discuss future annexations in unincorporated south Fulton County.

In addition, we have learned both the cities of Chattahoochee Hills and College Park are discussing mandatory annexation at their respective city council meetings.


Existing state law requires that annexation of areas with more than 500 people require a referendum at the ballot box.

South Fulton Mandatory Annexation Plan