Every county and city in the State of Georgia is required to have a Service Delivery Strategy. The purpose of this agreement is ensure that local governments take a careful look at the services they provide in order to identify overlap or gaps in service provision and develop a more rational approach to allocating delivery and funding of these services. The service delivery strategies are negotiated between the county and its six cities once every ten years.
In addition to service delivery, the agreements also set the framework for annexation activity by setting land use parameters on the cities so that there is some consistency between expansion of municipal limits and the county’s policies incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan.
If a person has a question about a specific annexation proposal, they should contact the city pursuing the annexation to find out more details about the proposal.