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Town hall to talk governance, second city in South Forsyth
Lawmaker host of event on Tuesday
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SOUTH FORSYTH — The future of Forsyth County’s governance, including a potential second city, will be the topics of a town hall forum Tuesday night.

The meeting, organized by District 25 state Rep. Mike Dudgeon, is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Lambert High School.

Dudgeon, a Republican from south Forsyth, said all topics are open for discussion, but he will emphasize local governance issues, which involve the makeup of the county commission and the proposed city of Sharon Springs.

As of Friday afternoon, he expected 50 to 100 people to attend based on RSVPs.

“It’s controversial, but it needs to be talked about,” Dudgeon said of a possible new city. “There’s a lot of interest in it.”

He said for the size and population of the county, having one city and one county government is unusual.

“We just want to make sure we have the right governance model for us going forward,” he said.

There will be electronic participation allowing anyone with questions to ask them via a text.

In August, Dudgeon wrote a guest column for Forsyth County News on the subject. It prompted another guest column in response.

The author of the second column, south Forsyth resident Jim Warner, said Friday that he plans to attend and speak at the town hall meeting. He did not, however, want to comment until afterward.