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Old 05-08-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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Deal signed it today. I feel this opens a huge stability issue in Georgia. Now anytime an affluent section of a city gets sick of supporting the less affluent sections they can just break off. It's one thing to allow new cities from unincorporated areas, but from an already exisiting City?

It could easily lead to parts of Atlanta breaking off the join more affluent suburbs or create new cities if they get sick of paying taxes for schools and crime in the poor sections of the city.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am shocked. I thought he was wiser than this. This will leave a lasting impact on the state and his legacy.

I cannot understand how someone could come to this decision.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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I am shooketh!!!!

But besides that this creates a precedent in Georgia that does not look good. This is what they do in Alabama! I thought Deal and his adviser's would not see this as a good thing for the entire state. Hopefully this is a one-off thing.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I am shooketh!!!!

But besides that this creates a precedent in Georgia that does not look good. This is what they do in Alabama! I thought Deal and his adviser's would not see this as a good thing for the entire state. Hopefully this is a one-off thing.
I had the same exact reaction this is what they do over in ALABAMA! The fracturing of communities is a no-win situation and a terrible precedent for Georgia. Hopefully wiser heads will prevail and pass new legislation that prevents this from getting out of hand.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:18 PM
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Its a bad precedent.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:53 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Racial balkanization aka the easy way out.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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This may be "economic balkanization", but NOT "racial balkanization". Granted, the new City of Eagles Landing WILL be more affluent than the old Stockbridge, but it will still be "Minority/ majority" with really no ethnic group in the majority.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Did the bill address Stockbridge's debt? Is Eagle's Landing just going to remove portion of the existing city and not be responsible for their debts (proportionally at least)?
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:26 PM
 
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Does this mean that theoretically Inman Park could just form its own city?
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:28 PM
 
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How long before Lake Claire joined Decatur?
The City of Buckhead? Or new City of Buckhead-Sandy Springs once Sandy Springs annexes Buckhead?
Northeast Atlanta joining a new City of Lavista Grove if that gets off the ground?

These are all ways affluent sections of the city could "escape" Atlanta and destroy the city thanks to this precedent. Does this open the floodgates for any city to do this now?
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