Lawmakers finally agree on DeKalb cityhood bills

[private]Squabbling DeKalb County legislators finally reached agreement Thursday on two bills (HB 515 and HB 520) that will authorize referendums on the incorporation of the proposed cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills.

The House and Senate delegations for DeKalb had disagreed throughout the session on the boundary lines drawn for the two municipalities.

Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) changed the House versions of the maps to shift people and commercial properties from Tucker into LaVista Hills.

A House-Senate conference committee worked out a compromise on the session’s final day that put 500 people back in Tucker, along with a Walmart and a Quik Trip.

The House and Senate voted to accept the conference committee reports for both bills.

Another bill to create a new City of South Fulton, HB 514, was not able to win final approval.

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