Report: Stonecrest passes House Governmental Affairs Committee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2016

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the proposed city of Stonecrest passed a key legislative hurdle on Wednesday, making it out of the House Governmental Affairs Committee.

Its next step may be a vote by the House of Representatives. The Senate approved a referendum on the creation of Stonecrest last year. To read the full AJC story, click here.

Stonecrest would have a population of around 50,000 people.

The approval comes in a session where the Legislature hasn’t shown much appetite for revisiting DeKalb County cityhood and annexation issues. In November, a proposed city of LaVista Hills was defeated, while another new city, Tucker, ┬ápassed overwhelmingly.

Here’s a map showing the boundaries of the proposed new city, which would be adjacent to Lithonia:



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