City of Milton
Government - Local or County or City Offices
The City of Milton will provide opportunity and value in a responsive and responsible environment through active partnerships with the community and its stakeholders.
Milton is a distinctive community embracing small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing our rural character.
Quality of Life
In 2011, the City of Milton was recognized as having the highest quality of life in the state of Georgia and ninth-highest quality of life in the southern United States by the Business journals' ''On Numbers'' survey.
State Rep. Jan Jones introduced the bill for the City of Milton in January 2005 with the intent of moving the bill forward in January 2006. This gave residents one full year to consider all the ramifications of cityhood before the bill could become law and 18 months before a citizens' referendum. A City of Milton committee worked diligently to help coordinate information and research.
On March 9, 2006, the bill creating the new city of Milton passed in the house (127-21) and passed in the Senate (49-0). At 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, Governor Sonny Perdue signed HB 1470 into law. Review the full city charter, including articles of incorporation and powers.
In an overwhelming show of support, on July 18, 2006, 85% of voters approved the City of Milton referendum.
On Dec. 1, 2006, the city was incorporated & adopted Fulton County's ordinances. It has since worked to create its own model of governance utilizing public-private partnerships to leverage cost savings while providing quality municipal services.