| Pat Killingsworth and Erika Birg – February 6, 2014|
Senate Bill 270, for the proposed City of Lakeside, was passed by the State and Local Government Committee (SLGO) yesterday by a narrow margin. The bill was not on the published committee agenda, and it was only yesterday morning that opponents of the bill learned that it would be considered. The approved map shows Victoria Estates and surrounding areas being included in Lakeside. Based on yesterday’s activities, we expect it to be passed through the Rules Committee and sent to the Senate floor for a vote in short order. COVE continues to monitor activities closely for any updates, including any explanation as to the last minute inclusion of Victoria Estates in the proposed city boundaries.