Twitter is mangnificent in that it can both inform and deliver an entire opinion piece in 140 characters or less. Jim Galloway just tweeted this one as “An idea whose time isn’t anywhere near close to coming”. WSBTV reports:
Carol Davidson is just one of the business owners in the Buckhead community advocating the idea. Davidson owns a clothing boutique and told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman the area needs to be better served.
“I think the people of Buckhead feel that Buckhead is really overlooked as far as services go. Buckhead needs its own identity” Davidson said.
Jim King, chairman of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, agrees that the community should look into the possibility of splitting from Fulton County.
“Any option that improves what we have now I’m open too” King said. “There is a lot of dissatisfaction here in Buckhead with where the tax dollar goes.”
We’ve already got the fine folks from Sandy Springs northward trying to be all Milton County on us. Now the people of Buckhead are having such an identity crisis that they need to break away not only from Fulton County but apparently from the City of Atlanta as well?
It ain’t happening, so I’m not going to spend a lot of time worrying about it. Until the legislature is in session. I’m sure folks said the Yazoo Land Scandal couldn’t happen either. Remind me about this sometime in early January and we’ll revisit it. Or not.
As for Buckhead needing it’s own identity? Really? THIS is Buckhead. Get your own damn name before you try to find your own identity.