House Majority Leader Chuck Efstration (R-Auburn) and Senator Clint Dixon (R-Gwinnett) released legislation to create a new City of Mulberry in an unincorporated portion of northeastern Gwinnett County. Also released was a feasibility study which found that the proposed city would be financially feasible without implementing a city property tax.
“After receiving feedback and community input at five meetings and town halls in my district over the past several months, I’m excited to introduce legislation on Monday that will help give my constituents the local control over planning and zoning they’ve been seeking,” said Majority Leader Efstration. “I look forward to working with partners in the House, Senate and local community to fight back against the out of control growth and traffic congestion issues plaguing northeastern Gwinnett.”
“Currently, planning and zoning decisions in the proposed City of Mulberry are being made by the Gwinnett County Commission – where each commissioner represents nearly a quarter of a million residents,” said Senator Clint Dixon. “If the City of Mulberry is created, zoning decisions in our region will be made by locally elected city council members who will each answer to less than 8,000 residents – dramatically increasing the ability of residents to make their voices heard by elected officials.”
The full text of Leader Efstration and Senator Dixon’s legislation is attached, along with the feasibility study and a map of the proposed city. Further details about the proposed City of Mulberry can be found at cityofmulberryga.com.