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Old 07-15-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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There is a little matter not mentioned so far. North Fulton provides a good percentage of the tax base for the county without much say as to how it is used. Thats called taxation without representation.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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There is a little matter not mentioned so far. North Fulton provides a good percentage of the tax base for the county without much say as to how it is used. Thats called taxation without representation.
Umm not it is not. Look up what the word without means. They have representation.

They may not think they have "enough" representation, but they certainly aren't without it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Is this still going on? Please tell me no...

As previous posters have said, Atlanta needs to begin thinking regionally, too much splintering and waste already by so many counties and cities. Another layer of government? Please, somebody start thinking the other direction, need mergers not more splinters.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Is this still going on? Please tell me no...

As previous posters have said, Atlanta needs to begin thinking regionally, too much splintering and waste already by so many counties and cities. Another layer of government? Please, somebody start thinking the other direction, need mergers not more splinters.
It isn't still going on...this thing died a while back as far as I know.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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No, you are wrong. It did not die down. It is simply waiting until the next legislative session to adjorn so the work can begin.

Detail - Sandy Springs - Neighbor Newspapers

And for those who do not know, the incorporation of the North Fulton cities still did not give control to one of the most important thing to North Fulton residents: the schools. With Milton County they could get control of the schools, and stop the busing the Fulton County still carries out. What a waste of tax dollars.

This has been decades coming. Fulton County has long ignored the north, and now they are going to get what they deserve.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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No, you are wrong. It did not die down. It is simply waiting until the next legislative session to adjorn so the work can begin.

Detail - Sandy Springs - Neighbor Newspapers

And for those who do not know, the incorporation of the North Fulton cities still did not give control to one of the most important thing to North Fulton residents: the schools. With Milton County they could get control of the schools, and stop the busing the Fulton County still carries out. What a waste of tax dollars.

This has been decades coming. Fulton County has long ignored the north, and now they are going to get what they deserve.
Yeah, I think it died down. The article you referenced is dated April 21 and was big news in an obscure suburban newspaper.

If it isn't dead then it should be. It sounds like a few whiny residents of North Fulton thinking that they deserve a bigger voice just because they have more money. We live in a democracy...it doesn't work that way.

This is a stupid idea supported by divisive-minded people...and only provides amunition for more negative criticism - just what Atlanta doesn't need.

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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It's dead...there wasn't enough suppport for it, and there were too many obstacles in the way. Note the article date (April 21) in an obscure suburban newspaper.

The whole stupid idea was concocted by a small faction of radical residents. Sam Massell doesn't support it, Buckhead residents do not support it. It doesn't have a chance, and that was made clear a long time ago.
Wow. Did you even read the article? Do you know any facts on this issue, or are you just making it up as you go along? Buckhead would not be included. It would include Sandy Springs and the cities north of it. Maybe if you were not so busy spewing ignorance and took some time to actually read, you wold get your facts straight.

The Georgia General Assembly must approve a statewide referendum to allow former counties to recreate themselves, which then must pass. Then, Milton County would have to vote on recreating itself.

Legislative sessions take place in January and February of each year and last only 40 days. Thus, since April is after February, this issue is still current in terms of the next legislative session. It has yet to be voted on and will probably be voted on in the 2010 session.

This definitely has a chance, and I would be surprised if it did not pass since the Majority Whip is Jan Jones (R-Milton) and District 50 State Rep. and Speaker Pro Tem is Mark Burkhalter (R-Johns Creek)... (note the areas they represent.)
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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BringBackCobain is correct. HR21 and SR 392 are still alive, and Jan Jones continues to lead the way for a Milton County. I am not sure it is economically feasible to do right now, but I would welcome living in a county governed by people who have the same interests as myself and my neighbors. Atlanta has so many problems it drains more than it's share of the available resources.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Wow. Did you even read the article? Do you know any facts on this issue, or are you just making it up as you go along? Buckhead would not be included. It would include Sandy Springs and the cities north of it. Maybe if you were not so busy spewing ignorance and took some time to actually read, you wold get your facts straight.

The Georgia General Assembly must approve a statewide referendum to allow former counties to recreate themselves, which then must pass. Then, Milton County would have to vote on recreating itself.

Legislative sessions take place in January and February of each year and last only 40 days. Thus, since April is after February, this issue is still current in terms of the next legislative session. It has yet to be voted on and will probably be voted on in the 2010 session.

This definitely has a chance, and I would be surprised if it did not pass since the Majority Whip is Jan Jones (R-Milton) and District 50 State Rep. and Speaker Pro Tem is Mark Burkhalter (R-Johns Creek)... (note the areas they represent.)
A few years ago, who would have thought that cityhood for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody was a possibility? When taxpayers feel they have been treated unfairly by their government, they revolt...history has borne that out time and again. And I think it's safe to say that the Fulton County Commission has treated the taxpayers of north Fulton with complete hubris. I agree; if this happens, Fulton County has no one to blame but itself.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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How about simply consolidate with Forsyth County?? georgia has way too many counties as it is. I could see merging north fulton and forsyth into one county.
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