Atlanta, Georgia 2021-09-14 13:45:00 –
Atlanta (CBS46) —The backhead has the financial freedom to be self-reliant, according to a new report.
The recent surge in crime in Buckhead has prompted the idea that Buckhead will leave the city of Atlanta.
Instead of talking about the latest information on the shopping street, people around here are talking about the latest shootings and their frustration that the city doesn’t seem to be doing enough to stop it.
“The people at Backhead are fed up. We live in a war zone,” says Bill White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Backhead City Commission.
One of the recent shootings took place last Friday at Peachtree Battle Shopping Plaza.
According to a research team at Valdosta State University, if Buckhead leaves the city of Atlanta, police presence could be increased from 80 to 250, but the budget would still be surplus.
White told CBS46 that the study also showed that Buckehad accounted for only 9.8% of Atlanta’s operating budget.
“They said they would run out of 40% of Atlanta’s budget. Atlanta would go bankrupt. The world is coming to an end. Humpty Dumpty has fallen from the wall. They are all full of it. The bottom lie is that we only consume less than 10%, “says White.
Critics point out that the study does not show the impact of the city of Buckhead on other parts of Atlanta.
Georgia legislators are expected to take steps to create the city of Buckhead in January. They want to offer it to voters in November 2022.
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