U.S. Rep. Tom Price notes his district — the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia – recently has become a spawning ground for new cities.

“The sixth district of Georgia has more startup cities than any other district in the country,” the Roswell lawmaker told members of the Brookhaven Rotary Club at their regular meeting at the Capital City Club on Sept. 26.

He counted off the new cities: Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Johns Creek and now Brookhaven, the youngest city in Georgia. Brookhaven was approved by its voters on July 31, holds its first election Nov. 6 and opens for business Dec. 17.

U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) chats with members of the Brookhaven Rotary Club.

Price’s district, redrawn by the state Legislature to reflect population shifts in the 2010 Census, added significant portions of north DeKalb County, which meant he picked up new constituents in Brookhaven as well as unincorporated communities such as Tucker.

Price, a conservative Republican, said that although “adding new governments is usually not a conservative issue,” he understood that local residents wanted control over police and other local services, so he wished them good luck.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

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