Debate Over New Georgia Cities Returns to the Legislature

Jan 3, 2013

Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis

Recently, metro Atlanta has seen an explosion of new cities, and advocates in other areas are trying to start cityhood drives in their neighborhoods.  

But one Georgia lawmaker says the process is too careless, failing to take into account the effect new cities have on their counties, and on surrounding cities.  

Democratic Decatur Representative Mary Margaret Oliver has proposed a bill, placing new hurdles in front of supporters of future new cities.  

WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Rep. Oliver, and with J. Max Davis, mayor of Georgia's newest city, Brookhaven.