Election Results: Gwinnett Voters Say β€˜Yes’ To New City of Mulberry

May 24, 2024
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Election Results: Gwinnett Voters Say 'Yes' To New City of Mulberry

πŸ“Š The Gist: Residents of the proposed City of Mulberry in northeastern Gwinnett County voted in favor of cityhood with 56.96% of the vote.

πŸ” Why It Matters: The approval means Mulberry will become a new city, allowing local control over planning and zoning decisions. However, the new city faces legal challenges regarding the constitutionality of its charter.

πŸ“ˆ Catch Up Quick: Proponents of cityhood argue that creating the City of Mulberry will provide better local control over issues such as traffic, school overcrowding, and unchecked growth. The new city will not levy property taxes but will contract with Gwinnett County for services like police and fire protection.

πŸ”­ The Big Picture: With the cityhood vote passed, Mulberry will focus on setting up its local government and addressing the legal challenges. The new city council will have significant influence over local planning and development decisions, aiming to better manage growth and community character.

Residents of the new city will elect Mulberry’s first city council in November.

πŸ’¬ Your Take: What are your thoughts on Mulberry becoming a new city? Share your opinions in the comments below!

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