Created by the City Council to satisfy one neighborhood’s myopic fixation with its crime rate, the Buckhead Public Safety Task Force is unsurprisingly zooming out to focus on statewide and national causes, to wit: gangs.
New, more detailed versions of Buckhead cityhood legislation filed this week appear to be dead on arrival for this session, but are partly designed to survive for months or years.
A bill that would ban the name of the would-be “Buckhead City” has been filed by a state lawmaker from the existing Morgan County town of Buckhead.
When Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) this month agreed to freeze Buckhead cityhood legislation, he also set ticking a clock for new Mayor Andre Dickens to address the big issue motivating it. The ...
The main opposition group to Buckhead cityhood says it will keep fighting, despite key legislation apparently being dead in the water, because proponents aren’t giving up.
By John Ruch All the sound and fury around the Buckhead cityhood movement made it easy to overlook its core political challenge: a Republican-based campaign trying to win over what has become a reliably blue ...
The Buckhead City Committee says it will continue fighting for cityhood this year despite the legislation apparently being dead in the water – and indicated a 2023 battle is coming if necessary.
Buckhead cityhood opponents are claiming victory after reports that the lieutenant governor and House speaker have declared themselves against the legislation that would enable the neighborhood's succession.
Resentment about Atlanta’s Buckhead cityhood movement in the existing Morgan County city of Buckhead could come to a head in a legal dispute over trademark rights to the name.
A new Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams says he will be among the first candidates backed by a political action committee created by Buckhead cityhood proponents.
Opposition to Buckhead cityhood is winning over local voters, with at least a plurality and maybe a slim majority against it, according to a new poll from the anti-cityhood Committee for a United Atlanta (CUA). ...
The Buckhead City Committee has sued the City of Atlanta and Mayor Andre Dickens for allegedly trying to suppress cityhood advocates’ free-speech rights by selectively issuing code violations for signs and parking at its headquarters.
The Buckhead City Committee's extraordinary proposal to give or raise $1.25 million to a program for at-risk youths would benefit a one-man operation that began relatively recently.
With crime as a political driver of the Buckhead cityhood movement, you’d think much would be said about its leader serving as an official in the state criminal justice system.
Buckhead cityhood would require approval by a supermajority of Atlanta voters in a citywide referendum under legislation filed today in the Georgia House of Representatives.
A truism of the Buckhead cityhood debate is that it’s unique, this spectacle of a huge community trying to secede from a major U.S. city. Thing is, that’s not true.
The Atlanta City Council on Wednesday is slated to enact a defensive position that could force a proposed Buckhead City to pay Atlanta possibly tens of millions of dollars within its first year.
We wouldn’t be talking about Buckhead cityhood if it wasn’t for the landmark 2005 incorporation of its north metro neighbor Sandy Springs amid similar tensions over political unity and government services.
Buckhead cityhood this week became an issue in the Georgia governor race as two main contenders took opposing stances.