There are several reasons for the proposed split. It could be financial. It could be to have a more responsive local government. It could be racial…
Here’s an excerpt from this article:
“A potentially explosive dispute in the City Too Busy to Hate is taking shape over a proposal to break Fulton County in two and split off Atlanta’s predominantly white, affluent suburbs to the north from some of the metropolitan area’s poorest, black neighborhoods.
Legislation that would allow the suburbs to form their own county, to be called Milton County, was introduced by members of the Georgia Legislature’s Republican majority earlier this month.
Supporters say it is a quest for more responsive government in a county with a population greater than that of six states. Opponents say the measure is racially motivated and will pit white against black, rich against poor.”
January 24, 2007 at 8:57 pm
This issue definitely has racial undertones, as all class issues do. But honestly, if I were a taxpayer in Fulton County and I felt like my taxes were being misued and handled by inadequate people, I’d probably be in support of this proposition too.
I honestly think the black people should show the Milton County supporters what they are going to do to fix the problems instead of just saying, “That’s unfair. You’re racist.” By ignoring the Milton Country folks concerns, they’re almost confirming them.
The bottom line is that this probably would have never been an issue had Whitney and Bobby never moved to Fulton County and embarrassed Alpharetta on that reality show. Bobby had some HIDEOUS looking feets (yes, feets).