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 …
Sunday, September 25, 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…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Draft of map shows State House district shifts slightly to align it more closely with the borders of the proposed city.
One of Georgia's new draft political maps shifts a Peachtree Corners state House district just a bit, to align it more closely with the borders of the proposed city. The 51st district, held by GOP state Rep. Tom Rice will expand all the way to the DeKalb County line, exactly where the City of Peachtree Corners draft border is drawn. Buford Highway would be the southeast border for Rice's district. That means the district would include all of a city of Peachtree Corners as well as about half of Norcross. The Fulton County line and the Chattahoochee would form most of Rice's northern border, as they do now. Those are also the proposed borders for Peachtree Corners. The district would include more: it would meander into a few blocks of …