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CBS 46 Atlanta - GA House Approves Sandy Springs Bill

CBS 46 Atlanta - GA House Approves Sandy Springs Bill: GA House Approves Sandy Springs Bill
Mar 10, 2005, 6:35 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Sandy Springs is closer to becoming a city.

The north Fulton County community has long pushed for its own local government. The state House approved the idea 127-to-35 this evening.

A bill for cityhood has been pushed for years by north Fulton lawmakers. But the majority of Fulton County lawmakers opposed it, saying it would hurt the rest of the county if it lost that tax base.

The proposal passed this year because Republicans took control of the state House. The bill now heads to the Senate.

If the bill becomes law, the 86-thousand people in Sandy Springs would get to vote in a referendum whether to become a city.

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