Stockbridge responds to 'Eagle's Landing' decision

- Stockbridge city officials said they are disappointed by Tuesday's news Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation to allow voters to decide whether to de-annex part of the city.

Wednesday, city leaders held a news conference to discuss the bill which would allow voters to choose to have around 9,000 residents removed from Stockbridge to create a new town called Eagle's Landing.

The de-annexation has caused major concerns among city officials and some residents who said it will remove a big piece of their tax base and gut their economic corridor.

City officials also complain that not every Stockbridge resident will be able to vote on the new city.

But supporters of the de-annexation who live in the proposed new city of Eagle's Landing said they want more control over how they're represented.

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