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Committee Pushes For Buckhead To Separate From Atlanta

Bill White, CEO and chair of the Buckhead City Committee, shares his thoughts on Buckhead becoming a city.
Bill White, CEO and chair of the Buckhead City Committee, shares his thoughts on Buckhead becoming a city.
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Bill White, CEO and chair of the Buckhead City Committee, says the group spent the last year exploring what it would take for Buckhead to become a city — and the committee recently submitted paperwork to separate the community from Atlanta.

White, who was a guest on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” told show host Rose Scott that crime — and the lack of response from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to address it — is the main reason why the committee made up of at least 100 people is pushing for de-annexation.

White talked about the push for lawmakers to pass legislation next year that would allow Buckhead residents to vote on the community becoming a new city and responded to Republican state lawmaker Ed Lindsey’s oppositional comments about Buckhead becoming a city.

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To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.