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Poll: majority reject city of South Fulton
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January 21, 2014 07:22 PM | 9328 views | 6 6 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend | print
District 39 State Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, released this afternoon the results of the first question in a poll he commissioned from Insight LLC.

With a variance of plus or minus of less than 5 percent, 56 percent of respondents said they would not support the formation of the city of South Fulton.

The remainder were divided equally between support and "not sure."

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patwsmith
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January 23, 2014
I am missing input from the folks annexed into Atlanta. New lights (multiple and beautiful), on Danforth Road questions who is going to pay for these ornamental, closely placed,electricity fueled lights. The thought process looks ...incomplete. Like someone of importance lives in the area, wanted lights and for 3 blocks received sidewalk and lights. The flow does not carry through to Cascade or onto New Hope. ..not my kind of government.
marieartist
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January 23, 2014
We already voted against establishing a South Fulton city; I know I don't want my taxes raised and as far as residents being able to have more control of their destiny I can't see the reasoning behind it; in fact, we will have no more control and will have to pay more taxes. In addition, South Fulton will be a another struggling little city.And remember Detroit is a city and look what happened to them.
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January 22, 2014
Is there more information. Who were polled? How many people? When was it conducted? What were the questions? Senator Fort represents roughly 25% of unincorporated S Fulton. More information is need.

Why did Sen. Fort commission a poll? The bill only allows for a referendum. We should at least be allowed to express that. Whatever happens if it fails the Democrats in the House and Senate can't do anything to stop it. They don't have the votes. We are at the mercy of state republicans who doesn't like Fulton County to start.
patwsmith
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January 23, 2014
I like your questions. Unbiased and truth seeking. Thank you.
SFU
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January 22, 2014
Commissioner Edwards town hall meeting we learned that the new city would be financially sound with a surplus of close to $15 millilion dollars. Had the residents voted for a City 6 years ago Commssioner Edwards would have had to raise our taxes in unincorporated south fulton 4 of the last 5 years. Local control of our destiny and a budget surplus are good reasons to become a city versus being broken up and annexed into a neighboring city. Once voters know the facts they will be in favor of the New City unless they just want to be annexed by East Point, Union City, Atlanta or one of the other Cities in Fulton County.
patwsmith
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January 23, 2014
Commissioner Edwards gave us a live feasability study with all of the "Players". I understand the feasability report has been issued. When can you go over the results?
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