Advocates urging the Legislature to allow new cities in DeKalb County point to the success of those recently created in bringing government closer to the people and lowering taxes.
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The incorporation of Sandy Springs in North Fulton County as a municipality in 2005 unleashed a wave of votes, resulting in the following cities.
Johns Creek, created in 2006, North Fulton County
Milton, created in 2006, North Fulton County
Chattahoochee Hills, created in 2007, South Fulton County
Dunwoody, created in 2008, North DeKalb County
Peachtree Corners, created in 2012, Gwinnett County
Brookhaven, created in 2012, North-Central DeKalb County