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The governance is set in this manner because it is a common practice across the state of Georgia. Many city council/mayors appoint both the city attorney and city judges. These cities include McDonough, Claxton, Garden City, Adairsville, Sandy Springs, South Fulton, Milton, Johns Creek, Brookhaven, Stonecrest, Marietta, Wrens, Peachtree City, Morrow, Riverdale, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Fayetteville, College Park, Warrenton, Warner Robins, Tybee Island, and Flemington among many others.