Thursday, April 5, 2012

New city formation talk is picking up steam.

Post by Mike Flynn
WALB Story on formation of a new city.

While the language isn't exactly accurate, the thrust of the story is. The group talking about this movement won't like the word secede. They aren't seceding, they are forming a new city.

Judging from the comments below the WALB story you can begin to understand why this is a popular idea. The majority of dollars generated from sales tax and property tax are in the Northwest section of the city and county, but the majority of the dollars generated aren't spent in improving that area.

I can tell you from contact with the group, they are frustrated that the consolidation issue was never put before them at the polls, and they feel they will have better luck in Atlanta. From what I have been told, this is a top down process. Local leaders can rally against it, but they have no legal authority to stop it.

Nathan is correct it will take years, but this has been done before. This group does not have to reinvent the wheel.

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