Top Reason Why I Left Atlanta For The Country
I Joined This Wealthy Suburb In Divorcing Atlanta, Georgia!
Why I left Atlanta is the same reason the wealthy Atlanta suburb of Buckhead filed to secede from the city of Atlanta.
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Buckhead is blasting the mayor for the rising crime rates.
We filed our divorce papers at the city of Atlanta and our divorce is final.Bill White, CEO of the Buckhead City Committee
White condemned Atlanta city leadership, including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, accusing her of failing to address the uptick in crime and presiding over an underfunded police department.
This comes after a shooting in Buckhead earlier in June, when Andrew Worrell – a father of three – was shot twice while jogging.
He survived and has since been released from the hospital.
“They are just not paying attention to the crime,” White said. “The leadership vacuum is substantial.”
“I don’t like saying anything bad about Mayor Bottoms. I’m sure she is a nice human being,” he continued, “but she has completely let our officers down.”
“They feel demoralized, underpaid, underrecognized and being told not to fight crime in the way they would like to,” he added. “We love the Atlanta police department but we’ll form Buckhead City with its own police department, with significantly greater presence on the streets.”
The crime spike in Buckhead has proven substantial.
Through last week, aggravated assaults were up 52 percent in the wealthy area, compared to a rise of 26 percent city wide, as reported by WXIA-TV via the Daily Mail.
Robberies in the city increased 2 percent, but in Buckhead they are up to a whopping 29 percent.
“The people of Buckhead have had enough,” White said. “The criminals here feel emboldened.”
White believes nearly 80 percent of Buckhead will vote in favor of the secession in a referendum expected to occur next year.
The bill was introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives, and the legislatures will vote on it in the 2022 session.
The Reason Why I Left Atlanta Is Crime, Too
Twelve years ago, I left Atlanta and so did many of my city-dwelling friends.
I didn’t live in Buckhead, but my former business HouseCleaningAtlanta.com (officially) was 100% supported by this wealthy community of honest and respectable people.
The “gentrified” community I lived in was up-and-coming and the most popular Afro-culture area in Atlanta.
But, you can’t put a flower pot on your porch without it being stolen.
This is an unfortunate drug-infested area with beautiful, historic homes and rich African-American culture.
But the drugs…
Vagrants prowl the neighborhood day and night looking for unsuspecting “house and garden” style exterior décor to rip-off.
They see your private property as free-for-the-taking to sell for their drug habit.
It’s really bad…
Another incident is: A nice consignment store opened on the main street and I consigned an Alligator 🐊 purse.
Well, the thieves broke in through the roof and stole most of the merchandise including my purse.
The female owners said that it was beyond their control and there was nothing they could do about it.
The theft and the culture just didn’t make sense for me so I left for the serenity and sanity of nature.
When Crime Outweigh Social Benefits
The crime totally outweighed the social benefits.
It was one of the most dangerous communities in Atlanta; and Buckhead was starting to see a lot of crime, even then.
So, I can understand why “any” community in Atlanta would want to divorce Atlanta.
The problem with that is the same criminal element look for other quiet, “nice” areas to invade with the same problems that MAJOR tax payers don’t won’t to tolerate.
When you see negative changes happening in your rural community particularly, it’s time to take decisive action before a divorce is imminent.
Finally, when Buckhead secede from the City of Atlanta, the Mayoral position won’t be as prestigious anymore, and it’s police will follow more money, probably to Buckhead.
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