Monday, September 26, 2011
With approval by the Georgia General Assembly, the Gwinnett city adds nearby commercial property to its borders.
Monday, September 26, 2011
In an announcement issued Thursday (Sept. 23) by Berkeley Lake's mayor, Lois Salter, the city's borders have expanded and now include a number of adjacent commercial properties. On Sept. 21 Gov. Nathan Deal signed H.B. 13EX which expands the City of Berkeley Lake's city limits through the annexation of properties between the previous city limits and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The annexation includes over 25 parcels, mostly commercial properties that were in unincorporated Gwinnett County and adjacent to the city's current borders. Among the businesses to be included is SunTrust and IronStone banks, two branches located on the corner of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and South Berkeley Lake Road, and the commercial properties in the …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Democratic legislator plans to continue challenging the maps on the grounds of minority disenfranchisement.
With a stroke of Gov. Nathan Deal's pen, Gwinnett County's proposed new maps for the school board and county commission are on their way to Washington, DC, for federal review. A Democratic state senator, who had asked Deal to veto the maps on grounds of minority disenfranchisement, said he plans to continue his challenge of the maps, which were redrawn by the Georgia General Assembly using 2010 Census data. "I'll be submitting comments," said State Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Tucker), who maintains his GOP colleagues should have drawn a majority African-American district for the Gwinnett County Board of Education and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in south Gwinnett. Neither of the boards has African-American members. Comments are the…
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Most of the Duluth area's incumbent state representatives will be able to run in 2012 in rather safe, familiar districts except one.
Most of the Duluth's area's incumbent state representatives will be able to run in 2012 in rather safe, familiar districts. But one, who's used to a more Latino constituency, thinks he's got a target on his back. Starting in downtown Duluth, there's a line that goes down Highway 120, zigs and zags through the land behind the Adventist Academy, comes back down Bunten Road, picks up 120 again, turns toward Rollins Ranch Lake, Meadow Church Road, and finally hits Interstate-85. Above that line, State Rep. Brooks Coleman (R-Duluth) would still sit in a fairly Duluth-centric district that covers the city and almost all neighborhoods down to I-85. Below that line is a much-changed 96th District. It includes the home of incumbent State Rep. Pedro…