STOCKBRIDGE – Elton Alexander, Stockbridge city councilman, will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday.

Alexander’s  regularly-scheduled quarterly town hall will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Red Oak United Methodist Church, located at 3894 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge.

According to a release from the city of Stockbridge, topics of discussion include a proposed Stockbridge Police Department, beautification of Ga. Highway 138, sidewalks on Walt Stephens Road and Flippen Road, city services and new businesses.

“Please join me for the Plan for the Future Town Hall,” Alexander said in a release. “The Plan for the Future Town Hall will focus on Transformational projects like the best in class Stockbridge Amphitheater breaking ground later this month, the upcoming Youth-Senior Activity Center, the State of the Art Cultural Art Center, and Jodeco, the Atlantic Station type upscale mixed use development, all raising the bar improving quality of life in our city. Those transformative projects will boost economic development and attract quality job opportunities with new Class A office space available.”

Alexander said that James Touchton, the city’s economic development director, will also be on hand to discuss economic development in the city, including the HEGLA Corporation’s new North American headquarters in the city of Stockbridge.

In addition, Alexander said a proposal for a Stockbridge Police Department will be discussed at the Thursday town hall.

“I believe the time has come for a serious discussion on increased police protection establishing a Stockbridge Police Department to work with the Henry County Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Department increasing public safety,” Alexander said.

Alexander also said that a human trafficking presentation will be made by Jazz Coley.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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