While members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus try to overturn the incorporation of several cities in Fulton and DeKalb counties through a federal lawsuit, one of those cities, Sandy Springs, is getting national recognition for its mostly privatized approach to government. This video from Reason.tv is worth watching in full:
As for that lawsuit, and why it’s relevant to the Reason video:
My hunch is that the lawsuit has more to do with protecting public-sector jobs — many of which could become endangered if the north Fulton cities split off to form Milton County, shrinking Fulton’s tax base — than with protecting minority voters. After all, if racial minorities feel disenfranchised by being in these majority-white cities rather than in majority-minority Fulton and DeKalb, why did thousands of them flock to these very cities during the past decade?
– By Kyle Wingfield
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