Committee for Cityhood in East Cobb President Joe Gavalis today released a cityhood feasibility study by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University that he hopes will foster “public dialogue and state legislative consideration.” He says the GSU report, initially requested by state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, “is extremely favorable to East Cobb cityhood.”

According to a map the Committee earlier released, the proposed city (population est. 96,000) would fall almost entirely within the Cobb County Commission District 2 boundaries as drawn by the state legislature. The proposed city of East Cobb borders generally fall south of Sandy Plains Road, until it gets closer to the Fulton County line. The southern boundaries would fall roughly along the Powers Ferry Road corridor north of Terrell Mill Road. The western edges of the city would run along Roswell Road, Sewell Road and Holly Springs Road to Post Oak Tritt Road.

“A two-year General Assembly process requires cityhood legislation to call for a referendum that voters in the proposed municipality would decide. Under Georgia law, cities must provide a minimum of three services, and that is what the GSU study affirms can be provided— and much more,” Gavalis says…

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