Speaker Pro Tem Mark Burkhalter writes about the effort to incorporate several areas in Fulton County in this AJC editorial:
My legislation would allow a referendum to incorporate a city of Johns Creek, an area in northeast Fulton with some of the highest property values in Georgia and a large business center. Jones’ bill would allow a referendum to create a city of Milton in northwest Fulton.
Both of our efforts are driven by the same motives we heard for 30 years in Sandy Springs. North Fulton residents are sick and tired of sending their tax dollars to a dysfunctional county government where waste is rampant. The neglect is so bad that two communities in south Fulton are also pushing the idea of creating two cities there.
The Fulton County Commission seems to be on the verge of irrelevance, and they have no one to blame but themselves.