“This plan makes us similar to the feds,” said Thor Johnson, president of the Lilburn Business Association. “What happened to the Republican, conservative approach of local control?”
Lilburn Mayor Jack Bolton opposed the plan that he said left too much power at the state level.
“The state should be giving us more options,” he said, “not just somebody down in the city of Atlanta deciding what we need.
“I’m very passionate that this is a bad bill,” Bolton continued after the meeting. “It takes power from those who live, work and play here.”