The city of Johns Creek has been working on a charter solution to keep up with the growth in the community (see Johns Creek Mayor Discusses Bonds & Infrastructure). The Johns Creek City Council recently decided to make charter amendments under the “Home Rule” ordinance, which allows cities to adopt “clearly reasonable” laws that are not in objection to state constitution or the municipal charters.
In order to transfer property from Forsyth County to Johns Creek, the counties involved-Forsyth County, Johns Creek, and potentially Fulton County-would need to consent. Mayor Mike Bodker suggests that he thinks it could be good to talk with the other governments to see if they have any other solutions to handle the issue with McGinnis Ferry Road.
The Johns Creek Council will meet to decide on the charter amendment with two or three weeks of advertising to the community. Keep up to date with scheduled meetings at www.johnscreekga.gov.