Another north Fulton County community has taken the first step toward cityhood. On Wednesday, the state House approved the measure for John’s Creek – the second new community to reach this step since Sandy Springs was incorporated in December…while privatizing most of their services too! What’s more interesting though is that a bill in the state Senate could also create two additional new cities in south Fulton calling for the creation of two cities south of Atlanta. One would be Chattahoochee Hill Country, the other, South Fulton City. That would be four new cities – while they all might not follow the Sandy Springs model of governance, it is an interesting dynamic that is forming in the Atlanta metro area…. Oh, but wait, its moved beyond Georgia into Orlando, Florida (ok, not exactly the same conditions and they’re probably not related) but a movement to create East Orlando is afoot.
Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.