NEWS BRIEF: Buckhead secession effort collapses after Capitol rejection
No plans? No city!
The push to turn Buckhead into a city has been squashed — for the time being. Republican state leaders on Friday rebuffed the idea of letting residents vote on de-annexation later this year. House Speaker David Ralston said legislation will not be considered during the current session after encountering opposition from Senate leader Geoff Duncan and others. The Buckhead City Committee was doomed after failing to offer detailed plans for students, a new police force, or addressing Atlanta’s outstanding debt, instead just focusing on crime issues. bnnbloomberg.ca