The idea of Buckhead becoming its own city has really taken off this year, and the process is well underway. We are covering all of the major developments closely with popular in-depth stories and analysis at our Buckhead City News page.
As we head into 2022 and both sides intensify their campaigns, you can be sure that this will be the top story in all of Georgia this year. National media will latch onto the issue for inflammatory soundbites only…avoiding the substance that matters to you and me. Social media will amplify the uglier aspects as tensions rise….but what will you do?
Please keep a few things in mind:
- The loudest voices on both sides get the most press, but rarely reflect the values, temperament, or worldview of the majority of our community. This should not be a matter of whose personality or style you are drawn to. It is not about what political party you affiliate with. It should instead be about the actual issues at hand.
- The fundamental questions at stake here are, first, whether Buckhead would be better off as a smaller self-governing city vs the status quo. And, second, whether a smaller more nimble city of Atlanta government would be more effective at governing itself than the current sprawling bureaucracy. If you believe the answer to these two questions is “yes” then you are in favor of city-hood. If you believe the answer is “no” then you are opposed.
For the good of Buckhead, city or not, let’s not damage our wonderful community spirit in this process. We are neighbors first and everything else is second.