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Former Ga. Lawmaker Discusses Why He’s Against Buckhead Becoming A City

Former state lawmaker Ed Lindsey joins "Closer Look" to discuss the difficulty and problems associated with Buckhead becoming a city and why he opposes Buckhead breaking away from the city of Atlanta.
Former state lawmaker Ed Lindsey joins "Closer Look" to discuss the difficulty and problems associated with Buckhead becoming a city and why he opposes Buckhead breaking away from the city of Atlanta.
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In 2005 when Sandy Springs became Georgia’s newest city, it was the first new city in Fulton County in over 100 years.

The historic event is credited with launching the region’s cityhood movement.

Research says between 2005 and 2015, neighbors in eight unincorporated neighborhoods in Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties all voted to form their own cities.

Most recently, an exploratory committee is looking at how Buckhead can branch away from the city of Atlanta, citing the recent spike in crime.

Former longtime Republican state lawmaker Ed Lindsey, who is also co-founder of the Committee for United Atlanta, was a guest on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Lindsey, who opposes Buckhead from becoming its own city, talked with show host Rose Scott about the difficulty and layered problems he says are associated with Buckhead becoming a city.

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