Atlanta annexation bill filed, includes Druid HillsCloseup of the Georgia State Capitol. Photo by Connor Carey. Source: Wikimedia Commons
This story has been updated.
State Rep. Pat Gardner, D-Atlanta, has filed two annexation bills for the city of Atlanta, including a bill that would call for a referendum on annexing the Druid Hills community.
Gardner filed the bills on March 10. The Atlanta annexation bill might need some more clarity. While the original annexation proposal put together by Together in Atlanta included Briar Vista and Fernbank Elementary, as well as Druid Hills High School, House Bill 586 appears to also include McLendon and Medlock Elementary Schools.
A source familiar with the negotiations tells Decaturish that the bill is essentially the TIA map plus the Medlock Park neighborhood. There are no schools beyond the elementary schools in the original TIA proposal the source said. The source said the schools are named in the bill because they voting precincts for the area in the annexation map.
The McLendon precincts will come out of the map that will be released later today, the source said.
The other bill would compass areas of South Fulton County, including Sandtown.
No map is currently available for the bill. Decaturish has reached out to Gardner for comment. This story will be updated when she responds.
The Druid Hills annexation is still up in the air as the Legislature is also considering a proposal for a city of LaVista Hills, which includes a portion of the map for the Druid Hills annexation proposal. The LaVista Hills Bill is making its way through the Legislature as well.
Here is House Bill 586: