Cobb County cityhood movements advance
Metro Atlanta is experiencing an explosion in cityhood movements.
Cobb County voters will be able to vote in favor of or against the cityhood movements in East Cobb, Vinings and Lost Mountain in May.
Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to sign a measure that will allow Mableton voters to cast their ballot in November.
On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Kennesaw State University political science professor David Shock told program host Rose Scott cityhood movements often occur in fast-growing states across the country.
He further explained that locally, the creation of the city of Sandy Springs paved the way for other cityhood efforts in Georgia and discussed the long-term tax implications if Cobb County voters vote in favor of East Cobb, Vinings, Lost Mountain and Mableton.
“We think of these cityhood movements as isolated events in one part of the county, but it really does affect the whole county but yet, the whole county doesn’t have any say in the whole cityhood movement process and outcome,” explained Shock.