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City's Charter Available Online

Access Peachtree Corners original City Charter via the Web.

With the recent news about Peachtree Corners city leaders entering a contract to purchase property and the two amendments approved by City Council recently, there's been a good bit of conversation about the City Charter.

If you don't have a copy handy, there are two ways to view the charter - and print out a copy to keep on hand.

1. Visit the city's website and click on the link marked "City Charter"

2. Click here for a printable copy.

And if you have any questions, call your City Council member, they will be able to answer your questions. Contact information for each member is on the city's website.

You can also send an email using the following links:

psadd@peachtreecornersga.org (Phil Sadd, Post 1)

jlowe@peachtreecornersga.org (Jay Lowe, Post 2)

awright@peachtreecornersga.org (Alex Wright, Post 3)

jaulbach@peachtreecornersga.org (Jeanne Aulbach, Post 4)

lchristopher@peachtreecornersga.org (Lori Christopher, Post 5)

wgratwick@peachtreecornersga.org (Weare Gratwick, Post 6)

And if you're not sure who your representative is, call City Hall at 678-691-1200

Steve Rausch February 22, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Thank you for publishing the actual language of the city charter. Upon reading the actual language it appears that the Mayor and Council are acting within their authority. That being said, this WAS NOT the structure and charter that we the citizens were told when we voted for this city-lite. This charter gives them the FULL city organization and a total license to do whatever any other city in the state does - WHICH IS NOT WHAT WE WERE TOLD AT ALL!! I now feel even more violated by this group in power today.
Judy Putnam February 22, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Steve: Keep in mind the city's charter was available to everyone prior to voting on the referendum. It was incumbent on everyone in Peachtree Corners to know what they were voting for when they cast their vote.
Steve Rausch February 22, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I understand MY personal failure to read all the 30+ pages of legaleze, however, all the folks running for office stressed several issues over and over: 1. only 3 services nothing more unless another public vote. - now proved to be false 2. Open and transparent meetings on every issue. - now proved to be false 3. Always allow ample time for citizen input for all decisions. - now proven to be false 4. Everyone was against debt and would not vote for any debt - ever! -now proven to be false Makes me wonder what other surprises we have coming from this crew of PROVEN folks who intentionally or otherwise misspoke the truth. Steve
Mim Harris February 22, 2013 at 06:43 PM
The Council and Mayor are being legal but that does NOT make what they are doing RIGHT. Thanks Steve for pointing out the promises made and not kept.
Vox Rationis February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Steve, your statement that our city has a total license to do whatever any other city in the state does is not correct. PC has the same powers, but they can only be used for limited purposes. You need to distinguish between "powers" and "purposes" in the charter. The city has the power to purchase land [Charter section 1.12(a)(14)] and the power to incur debt [Charter section 1.12(a)(13)]. The issue therefore is one of purposes. Section 1.12(b) says that the city's powers may be exercised "only for the purposes of planning and zoning, code adoption and enforcement, and solid waste management services . . . ." That is where you get the "city-lite" concept. "Planning" is a very broad word, however. And it certainly seems to cover a land purchase to stop the construction of apartments and to instead assure that the property is utilized for something more beneficial and valuable to our community.

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