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15 January 2014

Commissioner Bill Edwards Says One Catastrophe Could Doom Proposed City of South Fulton

With just over twenty-four hours left before a scheduled listening session to hear residents' thoughts about the proposed city of South Fulton, the forum's sponsor is beginning to register his opinion on the issue.

Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards, who represents unincorporated south Fulton, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution it's not that simple to start a new city.

"One catastrophe in the city could wipe out your whole bank account," Edwards was quoted as saying in the article, "Bill would let South Fulton vote on cityhood".

Sandtown resident Dan Young said the proposed city of South Fulton is not financially viable.

At a recent town hall meeting, held by state lawmakers at Westlake High School, South Fulton United member Harold Reid told those in attendance that the feasibility study showing whether the proposed city could stand on its own two feet would be released between 8 January 2014 and 15 January 2014.

Elected officials are holding public meetings for their constituents to voice their opinion on cityhood.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 16 January at the South Fulton Government Center; 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, Georgia, 30349. The meeting, organized by Commissioner Edwards, starts at 6:30PM