Mayor Says City Of Stockbridge Remains Optimistic With Legislative Process

Maria Boynton
March 02, 2018 - 10:28 pm

(Photo from the City of Stockbridge)


City of Stockbridge officials say they remain optimistic in the midst of what they call the "proposed involuntary de-annexation" of their city.  A press release distributed Tuesday referenced the legislative action pertaining to de-annexation bills currently under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly. While two pieces of legislation, by the State Senate, crossed over into the Georgia House of Representatives this week, a House measure did not.  The Senate bills address the de-annexation of properties in the City of Stockbridge for the purpose of creating a new city. State House Bill 639 had proposed the incorporation of the city of Eagles Landing.  It did not make it to the House floor for a vote.

According to City of Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford, "While we are encouraged by this development, we will continue to monitor activity throughout the remainder of the legislative session.  We are appreciative of the hard work of our legislators, staff and most importantly, citizens who support our efforts to keep Stockbridge together." Mayor Ford also encouraged citizens to remain engaged in local government.

Photo of Councilman Elton Alexander | Credit: City of Stockbridge
Councilman Elton Alexander, who has been very vocal in his opposition to the de-annexation, says "We want citizens to stay vigilant and to continue to advocate for keeping the City of Stockbridge together.  Email the Capitol, call the Capitol, and let them know that we love Stockbridge and will defend righteousness."