DEAR EDITOR:

In Georgia, I just learned that to create a new city, you pay a few dollars to get the University of Georgia or Georgia State University to approve a financial viability study. This can’t be too hard because we have the new cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Brookhaven, South Fulton, etc. A couple anonymous guys in east Cobb are trying to create another unneeded new city.

One other thing, you need to take a state legislator to lunch and he’ll introduce a cityhood bill for you and you are ready to put your name on the new town hall. Will the letters for the “Bob Ott” Town Hall be 4 feet, 6 feet or 20 feet tall? Gold or Silver?

Bernie Madoff and Harold Hill (Music Man), among others, have shown how easy it is to con people and they aren’t even politicians or economists. (think, Laffer Curve and trickle down economics)

The East Cobb city folks are correct that to get more representation and Democracy by getting more commissioners (school board members too?), is a difficult process. Why is more democracy difficult and more corruption easy? Follow the money.

Who gets credit for making this process so easy in the first place?

Mike Holzknecht

Atlanta

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