February 26, 2019
The Johns Creek City Council voted unanimously to oppose Georgia House of Representatives bill 302 / Senate bill 172 which, if approved by the Georgia General Assembly, would prevent municipal and county local governments from enforcing and regulating building design elements for residential homes.
Through its vote to oppose HB302/SB172, the Johns Creek City Council strongly encourages the members of the Fulton County delegation to vote against the passage of HB302 as the city council believes the bill could negatively impact quality of life for Johns Creek residents.
As written, the Act to amend Title 8 and Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to buildings and housing and local government, would remove a city’s ability to adopt or enforce ordinances or regulations relating to or regulating building design elements as applied to one or two-family dwellings.
“One of the reasons Johns Creek residents voted to become a city was to set consistent and quality building standards appropriate for our exceptional community,” said Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker. “We strongly believe in upholding established minimum building standards and HB302/SB172 would limit a city’s ability to protect its residents and may jeopardize the character, sense of place, and sought after quality of life we’ve worked so hard to establish in Johns Creek.”