Georgia Unfiltered

Search This Site

12 August 2014

South Fulton United Says $10K Debt Will Not Deter Cityhood Movement

Utilizing an open records request, Georgia Unfiltered obtained documents that show pro-city group South Fulton United owes $10,000 to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

The debt is for the feasibility study that says the proposed city of South Fulton can stand on its own two feet financially.

According to Georgia State University Office of Legal Affairs, South Fulton United made two payments totaling $10,000 towards the feasibility study. The total cost of the study is $20,000.

Despite the debt, South Fulton United says their efforts to create a new city in Fulton County are not detered.

Benny Crane, who recently stepped down as head of the organization, tells Georgia Unfiltered he expects the debt to be fully retired before legislators return to the State Capitol in 2015.

In addition, Crane says South Fulton United is continuing to organize for the 2015 legislative session.

Community activist Debra Bazemore, former chief of staff to state Senator Donzella James (D - College Park), is now leading the cityhood efforts.