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Old 02-08-2013, 04:34 AM
 
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Actually GA has way to many counties and probably not enough cities. When the counties were formed, the requirement was that every citizen in the county had to be able to get to the county seat in a day's horse back ride. (What, no cars back then? ) Only TX has more counties, and TX is a lot larger state.

Several years ago, it was reported that 2/3rds of school districts (remember mostly county districts) were smaller than the largest high school in Gwinnett. In other words, they had fewer students than that school. GA has some real inefficiencies in public education outside of the metro areas. No one wants to consolidate but at the same time we have school systems that now only go to school 160 days because that is all they can afford. In many of these places the largest employer is the school system and so it is a very tangled web.

As to the city of Lakeside. DeKalb isn't serving its residents well. Just like with Fulton, it could be fixed, but the desire isn't there. As long as the main priority is employment, both in the number and the who, instead of efficiency, accountability, and the citizens, the move towards cities will continue.

This one faces a real uphill battle, I will say....
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:41 AM
 
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But no one calls it out, because as long as it's the white folk's hot mess, it's all good.
Yeah! The whites are the ones who made a mess of Atlanta! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttt tt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I think incorporating of tiny cities are stupid altogether. When counties in Georgia are about the size of only 4 to 5 cities in most states. But let be real this it's racial and political or else they wouldn't be trying to waste money on running a city for such a tiny area. Too many tiny cities trying to incorporate. Why not larger areas? oh that right demographics.

P.S There shouldn't be minority and separate white community in the first place.

Not a good ideal.
Separate but equal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Honestly I do not see a drop of racism in this at all.

This must be racism by blacks?

http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/1...p’-drawn-naacp
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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Of course the race baiters came.

Sorry but sometimes it is nothing racial... it is all ECONOMICAL.

Minorities should be asking why are their communities appraised at such lower values causing the mill rate to go up.
https://abagond.wordpress.com/2012/0...n-record-dept/
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I think the Atlanta should at least annex parts. There are a lot of neighborhoods that have an Atlanta address and feel very in-town but are outside the city limits.
I could see parts of Druid Hills, Emory, Gresham Park, North Druid Hills being annexed by Atlanta and Tucker incorporating, but we've all had this discussion in another thread.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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This is the future of Atlanta area, all wealthy areas will become there own cities and not have anything to do with the rest of their county. Examples so far: Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Alpharetta, Milton and few others and in the future probably Lakeside, and if allowed: Emory & Druidhills.

Yet the wealthy parts of Stone Mountain, Snellville and Lithonia are in unincorporated Dekalb and they are not jumping to start there own cities or petition to make the city of Stn Mtn, Snellville or Lithonia larger.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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This is the future of Atlanta area, all wealthy areas will become there own cities and not have anything to do with the rest of their county. Examples so far: Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Alpharetta, Milton and few others and in the future probably Lakeside, and if allowed: Emory & Druidhills.

Yet the wealthy parts of Stone Mountain, Snellville and Lithonia are in unincorporated Dekalb and they are not jumping to start there own cities or petition to make the city of Stn Mtn, Snellville or Lithonia larger.
Thought Stone Mountain is already a city? Stone Mountain, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:02 AM
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Thought Stone Mountain is already a city? Stone Mountain, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Only a tiny portion is a city. Not the wealthy parts SAAN was referring to.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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This is the future of Atlanta area, all wealthy areas will become there own cities and not have anything to do with the rest of their county. Examples so far: Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Alpharetta, Milton and few others and in the future probably Lakeside, and if allowed: Emory & Druidhills.

Yet the wealthy parts of Stone Mountain, Snellville and Lithonia are in unincorporated Dekalb and they are not jumping to start there own cities or petition to make the city of Stn Mtn, Snellville or Lithonia larger.
Alpharetta?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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This is the future of Atlanta area, all wealthy areas will become there own cities and not have anything to do with the rest of their county. Examples so far: Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Alpharetta, Milton and few others and in the future probably Lakeside, and if allowed: Emory & Druidhills.

Yet the wealthy parts of Stone Mountain, Snellville and Lithonia are in unincorporated Dekalb and they are not jumping to start there own cities or petition to make the city of Stn Mtn, Snellville or Lithonia larger.
They won't because their taxes would go up. Northern Unincorporated DeKalb has heavilly subsidized the southern portion. When an area is majority black the appraisals are lower causing the mill rate to go up. It does not mean the black area is unsafe or anything.
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