The proposed Stockbridge annexation of 2022 has been drastically reduced in size following revisions passed on April 1. The original version of the bill considered adding 23,000 residents to the city. Now, the bill considers only 6,600 new residents.
State Senator Brian Strickland developed the alternate version of the bill following community feedback on the original concept. Provided the bill receives the governor’s signature, then voters in the proposed annexation will decide in November whether to join the city.
Stockbridge annexation 2022
Senate Bill 612 calls for a voter referendum for portions of unincorporated Henry County to consider joining the city limits of Stockbridge. The latest version focuses solely on the downtown Stockbridge area, Walt Stephens Road / Banks Road area and state route 138 corridor.
Areas previously considered for annexation, but now removed from the bill include the following:
- Jodeco Road
- Eagles Landing Country Club
- Campground Road
- Brannan Road
- East Lake Parkway
- Millers Mill Road
- Flat Rock Road
Moving Henry Forward will update my zoomable map of the annexation area following final passage of the bill.
The bill also introduces city council districts for Stockbridge. Presently, council members are elected at-large by the entire city.
If the annexation passes, then the city would have five council districts. The districts would take effect for the November 2023 municipal elections. Each district would elect one council member.
Featured image shows proposed Stockbridge council districts following April 1 revisions. Photo credit Georgia reapportionment office / Because We Care Henry County.
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