Mary Margaret Oliver
Email Newsletter
September 25, 2015

An important election is coming up on November  3 concerning the incorporation of the proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker. Rep. Scott Holcomb, Rep. Michele Henson, Sen. Elena Parent and I want to hear from all involved and interested in this election  and are sponsoring a community forum.

Community Forum on Proposed City of LaVista Hills

Sponsored by State Representatives Michele Henson, Scott Holcomb and Mary Margaret Oliver and State Senator Elena Parent

Moderated by Rep. Holcomb

Purpose : To provide a structured meeting enabling both sides to present their positions to the public, and for community members to have their questions answered

When : Wednesday, September 30, from 6:45-8:15 PM. Meeting will start and end on time.

Where : Lakeside High School cafeteria, 3801 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta 30345

Note : Questions will be read by the moderator. They may be submitted in advance to

I hope to see you there. This is an issue important to our community.

Mary Margaret 


The second meeting of the House Study Committee on Annexation and Incorporation of new cities was held yesterday, September 24.   We heard public comment and had a thoughtful discussion about whether the fiscal studies for new cities should include data on the county impact in addition to the viability of the proposed city.  Should the fiscal study be updated to reflect new data when the city's map is changed during the General Assembly's political process?  Are "city lites" constitutional when powers can be amended by referendum or super majority votes?  Forsyth County asserts the answer is NO in relation to a new city proposed to be known as Sharon Springs in Forsyth County.  The discussion was sophisticated and relevant and will continue during the next study committee meeting scheduled for October 6, beginning at 10:00 am.  You are invited to attend or join us on-line.  All house committees are streamed on-line on the General Assembly web site.  

Survey on Casino Gambling


Would you vote to give the citizens the right to approve casino gambling in Georgia that would fund HOPE and Pre-K students?  Should Georgia join the majority of other states to allow a new form of gambling?


Thank you for your "vote" here!  


Other Legislative News


I will be reading to pre-K children at the Easter Seals Center on Sheridan Road on October 9, in celebration of Voices for Georgia's Children Pre-K Week, and visiting with the Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association on October 1.  This week I spoke to the Kingsbridge Retirement Community, and you can follow my daily visits and work around the

district on my Facebook and Twitter! 


Please contact me anytime with your questions or comments and visit our website at the link below and  follow me on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links below.  I look forward to working with you during the  2016 Georgia General Assembly, and I need your help!!  In the meantime, I will continue to report on issues that may interest you, and welcome your suggestions on how this newsletter may better serve you.

Mary Margaret
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