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Old 04-16-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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Sandtown residents debate merits of Atlanta annexation | www.wsbtv.com

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Community members are somewhat divided about a recent effort to annex the Sandtown community with the City of Atlanta. The Sandtown community is a historic part of unincorporated south Fulton County and includes about 20,000 residents.

“I don’t see the innovation in south Fulton, I see it in north Fulton, and I think it is time for a change, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” said John Davis, a longtime resident who supports the annexation.

Hundreds showed up at a meeting held at Zion Hill Baptist Church on Campbellton Road. The church is not taking a position in the effort.

About 70 percent of the questions asked by concerned residents were regarding the future of education in the community if they were annexed by the City of Atlanta.

City officials said that unless an exception is carved out, the children attending Fulton County Schools would likely be transferred into the Atlanta Public Schools system.

“Atlanta Public Schools is headed in the right direction. I have every confidence in Atlanta Public Schools. I am not concerned about kids having to annex in and having to send their kids to Atlanta Public Schools,” said Keisha Lance Bottoms, an Atlanta City Council Member. “If it is their desire to annex into the city then we welcome them with open arms.”

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Old 04-16-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Add in the Fulton Industrial corridor and this would be huge for the CoA.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Add in the Fulton Industrial corridor and this would be huge for the CoA.
But for some reason, Fulton Industrial can't be annexed by ANYONE.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I'm surprised, it hasn't been done at this point
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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But for some reason, Fulton Industrial can't be annexed by ANYONE.
Huh?Why not?Please explain,
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Huh?Why not?Please explain,
Every time a proposal comes up, it always fails. Like when it was proposed to be apart of the city of South Fulton.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Huh?Why not?Please explain,
Uhhhh, I don't know why, that's why I said "for some reason." Like Demonta said above, every time someone proposes to annex it (CoA, South Fulton), it gets denied.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Uhhhh, I don't know why, that's why I said "for some reason." Like Demonta said above, every time someone proposes to annex it (CoA, South Fulton), it gets denied.
Oh I thought it was because of some statute or some law that you knew of.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Well, the Fulton Industrial area (all the way to the Chattahoochee River) would be a logical annexation for the City of Atlanta. It would bring a lot more property tax revenue into the city with almost ZERO population gain, since the entire area is nearly 100% industrial / warehouse / logistics operations.

Of course, the COA would have to take police and public safety duties away from
Fulton County, which is no small matter seeing as how the Fulton Industrial corridor is perhaps the most vice-intensive areas of the entire metro.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Oh I thought it was because of some statute or some law that you knew of.
It is.

I can't find the article now but the one in the AJC about the City of South Fulton, it is a law/statue that says for Fulton Industrial to become part of the CoA, the whole county has to vote to allow it.
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