Bailing on City Hall

A reader sends along this interesting story, about how the wealthy Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta wants to secede from the city. I couldn't get past the paywall on that one, but there's more on the story here and here

The proposal had been put forward prior to the recent crime wave but gained new ground in 2020 as residents voiced concerns over a rise in street racing and crime. 

City officials have opposed the idea to separate the wealthy, largely white neighborhood from the rest of Atlanta, which is predominantly black, arguing it would siphon away much of the city's tax base and, in turn, its budget.

Those despicable elitists. Who do they think they are, Dunthorpe?


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