Stonecrest cityhood bill introduced
Stonecrest has become the third proposed DeKalb County city to be introduced in the General Assembly this week.
State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, D-Lithonia, sponsored the Stonecrest cityhood bill a day after the introduction of bills for Tucker and LaVista Hills. If the bill passes this year, it would have to be approved by voters in a referendum.
A subcommittee approved the Tucker and LaVista Hills bills this afternoon and they will be heard by the full Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday morning, March 4.
A copy of the Stonecrest bill was not immediately available. The City of Stonecrest legislation is House Bill No. 539.
The city will have about 50,000 people and would be surrounded by the proposed city of Greenhaven. There has been no bill introduced on behalf of Greenhaven.
“It’s step No. 2. This is what we’ve been waiting on for two years,” Stonecrest City Alliance President Jason Lary said. “We’re proud that Dee Dawkins filed for us. ”
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