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Old 11-10-2016, 05:31 AM
 
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Is it advantageous to Fulton Industrial to be in a city? I figured they put it out there so that they wouldn't have to deal with the hassles of a city government.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:46 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Is it advantageous to Fulton Industrial to be in a city? I figured they put it out there so that they wouldn't have to deal with the hassles of a city government.
It's all politics/money. The reason it's not in a city is because in 1979, Fulton County got the General Assembly to pass a constitutional amendment banning its annexation (presumably by Atlanta) so that the county would keep getting tax revenue from it.
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Is it advantageous to Fulton Industrial to be in a city? I figured they put it out there so that they wouldn't have to deal with the hassles of a city government.
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It's all politics/money. The reason it's not in a city is because in 1979, Fulton County got the General Assembly to pass a constitutional amendment banning its annexation (presumably by Atlanta) so that the county would keep getting tax revenue from it.
At this point, why keep it unincorporated? Who will provide services to this area? I imagine with all the cities incorporating, does Fulton need to keep up police and fire and other services just to manage this area? One of the advantages for the incorporation sweep is to get the extra layer of the county out of the municipal services business.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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At this point, why keep it unincorporated? Who will provide services to this area? I imagine with all the cities incorporating, does Fulton need to keep up police and fire and other services just to manage this area? One of the advantages for the incorporation sweep is to get the extra layer of the county out of the municipal services business.
But why add an extra layer of government on top of what they've already got, Saintmarks? Are the folks in Fulton Industrial complaining that they're not getting adequate services from the county?
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:48 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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At this point, why keep it unincorporated? Who will provide services to this area? I imagine with all the cities incorporating, does Fulton need to keep up police and fire and other services just to manage this area? One of the advantages for the incorporation sweep is to get the extra layer of the county out of the municipal services business.
Exactly. The only reason it's still unincorporated is because Fulton County's government uses it as a cash cow.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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But why add an extra layer of government on top of what they've already got, Saintmarks? Are the folks in Fulton Industrial complaining that they're not getting adequate services from the county?
So you are going to maintain county services to keep this one island afloat when the rest of the county is dividing up into cities? Shouldn't this final city put an end to a great host of county services that should now being provided by the cities? The county at this point is the extra layer of government.
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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So you are going to maintain county services to keep this one island afloat when the rest of the county is dividing up into cities? Shouldn't this final city put an end to a great host of county services that should now being provided by the cities? The county at this point is the extra layer of government.
Well, the county has been taking care of this area since Day 1 and by most accounts they're doing a good job of it.

Fulton has long handled the courts, libraries, water, zoning, health and environmental safety, schools, fire and rescue, Grady hospital, parks and recreation, tax collection, and a host of other things.

Why kick over the apple cart and add a whole new layer of government when things are fine as they are?
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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The irony is the lawsuit over those contested annexations, which were reversed, but could be reverted back into Atlanta... Doug Crawford, the owner of the major of those contested annexation properties have a long line of credit and financial resources, so those whom contested those might want to be aware of this. Yeah, the Fulton Industrial Boulevard district is also one that will be another lawsuit, which could be hilarious in the outcome...
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Well, the county has been taking care of this area since Day 1 and by most accounts they're doing a good job of it.

Fulton has long handled the courts, libraries, water, zoning, health and environmental safety, schools, fire and rescue, Grady hospital, parks and recreation, tax collection, and a host of other things.

Why kick over the apple cart and add a whole new layer of government when things are fine as they are?
The point is to get rid of Fulton's involvement, not "add another layer."
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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The point is to get rid of Fulton's involvement, not "add another layer."
I dunno, there are things that make sense to keep at the county level, to me. For example, the library system at the county level opens up many more options for a person looking for resources than were it handled purely at the city level. Of course the county court and sheriff's office should remain to handle versus city suits without needing the state.
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