City representatives cruised down Interstate 75 to Atlanta this morning with plans to deliver bottled water and a city proclamation to the Georgia General Assembly in response to Peach State lawmakers’ support for redrawing the state line to tap into the Tennessee River.
Georgia state legislators have approved a joint resolution backing a proposal to move the Tennessee-Georgia state line slightly to the north in hopes of tapping into the Tennessee River. Georgia is dealing with water issues in the midst of a drought.
Mayor Ron Littlefield has in turn deemed today “Give our Georgia Friends a Drink Day” and city representatives plan to visit Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, while at the state Capitol.
“Please know that we are willing to help our neighbors to the south with this complimentary truck load of water,” Mr. Littlefield said in a news release. “And along with this water, we want to send Georgia legislators a message that focusing on conservation efforts would be much more productive than an ill conceived land and water grab.”
See later reports during the day and then see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press for complete coverage.