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Old 03-09-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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Ahh, ok, although it doesn't sound like they have ENOUGH support from the residents, which is why the city is going another route.
I think it is more a matter of logistics. With the 60% method, you have to directly contact every resident and get signatures from at least 60% of them. With the 50% method you just setup the polls and they need to turn up and only the majority of those that show up are needed.

Even if you had a measure that had unanimous support, imagine how hard it would be just to get 60% of signatures on just one street. I have not even met a quarter of the people that live on my street and I am pretty active in my neighborhood.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I like the idea, especially the added tax base from FIB corridor. Hopefully it'll be enough to offset the cost of providing services to low density residential.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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Awesome.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Awesome.
You know I think like you on these things. Got any clue on the population of the proposed area? My guess would be 30-35k.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:57 PM
 
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You know I think like you on these things. Got any clue on the population of the proposed area? My guess would be 30-35k.
No idea.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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You know I think like you on these things. Got any clue on the population of the proposed area? My guess would be 30-35k.
More like 20K. Residential-wise, the area really isn't that dense.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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It's actually approximately 28,000 residents in this whole area. However, what they don't make up in population due to it being low-density residential, many properties make up for this in overall property values. There are actual high 6 figure and a couple of million-dollar properties in these areas.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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It's actually approximately 28,000 residents in this whole area. However, what they don't make up in population due to it being low-density residential, many properties make up for this in overall property values. There are actual high 6 figure and a couple of million-dollar properties in these areas.
The FIB commercial district alone would be a huge gain for the CoA.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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More like 20K. Residential-wise, the area really isn't that dense.
It is definitely not very dense but it is still a huge chunk of land. On that map, looks like you could easily fit East Point and Decatur inside it. Jero's 28k is probably right on the nose.
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Fulton County is total garbage. I hope the city can annex these folks if they are asking for it.
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