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Old 02-14-2013, 02:02 AM
 
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I don't expect any of this to pass. Maintaining status quo is much better than the socioeconomic Pandora's box that bringing Milton Co. back into being (or any other "reform" that involves restructuring or consolidating counties) would kick wide open.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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Wow. The Fulton County Commission is not taking this lying down.

They have passed a resolution (5-2) blasting the state legislature for trying to redistrict Fulton in a way that would dilute the strength of minority voters and take away the protections of county workers.

The fiery comments show just how strongly people in Fulton feel about this.

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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How about they merge North Fulton with Cherokee, Cobb, or Forsyth and South Fulton with Dekalb and/or Clayton? That way we actually get less counties and both areas fit in better with the new counties.
Very much like the idea of merging counties. But please don't merge Fulton and Cherokee...ugh.

I was thinking of having Fulton absorb DeKalb, but the powers-that-be in DeKalb County would not go away quietly. There are a LOT of fiefdoms over there.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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I was thinking of having Fulton absorb DeKalb, but the powers-that-be in DeKalb County would not go away quietly. There are a LOT of fiefdoms over there.
I don't think Fulton would be too enthused about that either.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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I don't think Fulton would be too enthused about that either.

You got that right...
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Do the Republicans have a super majority that would allow them to amend the constitution?


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Albers introduced Senate Resolution 273, Wednesday, that proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Georgia to allow for the re-creation of Milton County.

The Georgia Constitution caps the number of counties at 159. If approved by a supermajority of the General Assembly and voters, the resolutionwould allow any former counties, such as Milton, to be exempt from the cap, a press statement said.

"I am working diligently with my counterparts to re-create Milton County," said Albers. He will hold a town hall meeting in Sandy Springs at 11 a.m., Saturday at City Hall.

More...State Leaders Continue to Push for Milton County - Sandy Springs, GA Patch
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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Whoa. There used to be a railway spur going into Roswell? And at one time it was in Cobb County?

Mind = blown.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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Do the Republicans have a super majority that would allow them to amend the constitution?
In the State Senate yes, I think they do by a very slim margin. Technically, in the house no because there is at least one or two independents.

However, don't presume that all Republicans will support this. Many won't and it will all be about what Albers has to offer to "buy" votes.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Whoa. There used to be a railway spur going into Roswell? And at one time it was in Cobb County?

Mind = blown.
Check out this map from 1832 before Milton existed. Cobb went all the way to present day Johns Creek. Note that there is no Fulton at all, no Clayton, no Douglas, no Rockdale. I say go back to this map, this is closer to the size a county should be.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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@SaintMarks...Wow...I had no idea it used to look that...
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