Georgia senator wants to bring back Milton County - CBS46 News

Georgia senator wants to bring back Milton County

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A Georgia lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow Fulton County to split in half.

Sen. John Albers (R - Roswell) said he is pushing for the re-creation of Milton County.

"Many years ago, Fulton County was three separate counties that merged during the Great Depression," Albers said. "Much has changed since the 1930s and the time is right for Milton County to rise again and provide responsible and accountable county government."

However, in order to allow for the possibility for a new county, Georgia voters would have to vote to amend Senate Resolution 273, which currently caps the number of Georgia counties at 159.

If the resolution were to be amended, former counties, like Milton, could be exempt from that cap.

"The enormity of Fulton County government, which is larger than six U.S. states, has resulted in ineffective and inefficient service delivery," Albers said. "The creation of a smaller government will be more accountable to the residents and the remaining areas. North Fulton and South Fulton schools are also geographically split by a fragile Atlanta school system. Our students deserve better."

Senate Resolution 273 has not yet been assigned to a committee for review.

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