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Old 03-24-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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South Fulton cityhood moves one step closer; passes out of Senate | www.ajc.com

Bill passed in the Senate. Now on to the house to vote.
I bet it wouldn't pass in time. You can bank on this referendum failing yet again because Sandtown does not want to be a part of this brokered desperate attempt by Bill Edwards & Co. to come back into power. Fulton Industrial Boulevard amendment repeal will likely be ruled in the Georgia Supreme Court in Atlanta's favor and the commence with annexation(s) of the majority of the corridor.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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As an actual resident of South Fulton I would vote yes. I'm tired of the mediocre service provided by Fulton county and College Park and Union City aren't interested in annexation residential areas. South Funny would also need some kind of tax base which is why Fulton Industrial would be needed in the new city. (Not to mention APS schools are horrible but probably not as bad as Fulton Co).
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) that would be affected by annexing most of Sandtown (Benjamin E. Mays cluster) are overall better quality schools than any others with the exception of West Lake, which is the similar to Mays. Everything north of Camp Creek Parkway make logical sense and service provision rational needs to be inside of the City of Atlanta. Also you don't realize that services won't improve under a newly created municipal government in those areas of unincorporated Fulton County because the majority of those are economically depressed outside of Sandtown, whom wants to be annexed into Atlanta and Cliftondale. Sandtown will the albatross that will likely defeat this referendum if it comes to fruition like the areas near Northlake Mall portion of the LaVista Hills proposal that didn't want to be included.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Atlanta Public Schools (APS) that would be affected by annexing most of Sandtown (Benjamin E. Mays cluster) are overall better quality schools than any others with the exception of West Lake, which is the similar to Mays. Everything north of Camp Creek Parkway make logical sense and service provision rational needs to be inside of the City of Atlanta. Also you don't realize that services won't improve under a newly created municipal government in those areas of unincorporated Fulton County because the majority of those are economically depressed outside of Sandtown, whom wants to be annexed into Atlanta and Cliftondale. Sandtown will the albatross that will likely defeat this referendum if it comes to fruition like the areas near Northlake Mall portion of the LaVista Hills proposal that didn't want to be included.
Unincorporated South Fulton outside of the Old National corridor is middle to upper class. Many of the new subdivisions in the area are priced 250K and up.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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I bet it wouldn't pass in time. You can bank on this referendum failing yet again because Sandtown does not want to be a part of this brokered desperate attempt by Bill Edwards & Co. to come back into power. Fulton Industrial Boulevard amendment repeal will likely be ruled in the Georgia Supreme Court in Atlanta's favor and the commence with annexation(s) of the majority of the corridor.
Sandtown can speed up their annexation efforts then, but don't let it stop the rest of us from creating a city. Many South Fulton residents and tired of the status quo and waiting more and more years without progress is unacceptable. Either the cities speed up annexation or we create our own city.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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AJC currently gives it a 69% chance of passing: MyAJC Legislative Navigator
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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Unincorporated South Fulton outside of the Old National corridor is middle to upper class. Many of the new subdivisions in the area are priced 250K and up.
No, Old National is not upper middle class in the unincorporated portion of Fulton County. You are lucky if you can find a house worth over $200K at all in that whole area. I get auction notices regularly and most of them are from the neigbhorhoods and subdivisions surrounding Old National Highway corridor. Those properties at the most are right at $200K if that high. Sandtown is the upper middle class and upper class area of unincorporated Fulton County and the starting prices for home there are $500K for a 3 bedroom to upwards of $2M+.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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Sandtown can speed up their annexation efforts then, but don't let it stop the rest of us from creating a city. Many South Fulton residents and tired of the status quo and waiting more and more years without progress is unacceptable. Either the cities speed up annexation or we create our own city.
Sandtown nor Loch Lomond cannot speed up their annexation because South Fulton United, LaDawn Jones, Roger Bruce, Bill Edwards, and crew (all proponents of South Fulton municipality) are all trying to block the process. The City of Atlanta has basically said they will let Sandtown resubmit but when is the real question because there is a 12-month waiting period to reapply. This is something the main organizers of the annexation petition have a beef with the pro-South Fulton crew because they are trying to force them into something they want no part of at all because it will drastically increase their properties because of the insufficient revenue and tax base of the proposed municipality area. So in other words, be prepared for another referendum defeat and/or likely annexation of your immediate area into Union City or College Park...
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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No, Old National is not in unincorporated Fulton County. You are lucky if you can find a house worth over $200K at all in that area. I get auction notices regularly and most of them are from the neigbhorhoods and subdivisions surrounding Old National Highway corridor. Those properties at the most are right at $200K if that high. Sandtown is the upper middle class and upper class area of unincorporated Fulton County and the starting prices for home there are $500K for a 3 bedroom to upwards of $2M+.
1st thing wrong about your comment is your statement that Old National isn't in unincorporated Fulton. 2nd off, you didn't understand my comment as I said Outside the Old National corridor.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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1st thing wrong about your comment is your statement that Old National isn't in unincorporated Fulton. 2nd off, you didn't understand my comment as I said Outside the Old National corridor.
I corrected it, but the none of the home prices in that whole Old National area are not over $200K. I understood your post. Do a search on Zillow and realtor.com and see what I'm saying about home prices. The only homes over $200K are in the existing municipalities in South Fulton such as Union City, Fairburn, Palmetto, etc.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Sandtown nor Loch Lomond cannot speed up their annexation because South Fulton United, LaDawn Jones, Roger Bruce, Bill Edwards, and crew (all proponents of South Fulton municipality) are all trying to block the process. The City of Atlanta has basically said they will let Sandtown resubmit but when is the real question because there is a 12-month waiting period to reapply. This is something the main organizers of the annexation petition have a beef with the pro-South Fulton crew because they are trying to force them into something they want no part of at all because it will drastically increase their properties because of the insufficient revenue and tax base of the proposed municipality area. So in other words, be prepared for another referendum defeat and/or likely annexation of your immediate area into Union City or College Park...
Sandtown had ample opportunity to be annexed into Atlanta. If they're so for it they would just go the survey route and 60 percent of residents signatures. Last time I heard there were issues of being taken out of the Westlake school zone and being put in low performing APS zones of May's or Therrell.

http://www.11alive.com/mb/story/news...anta/25061131/
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