Source: By D.L. BENNETT, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA), 09/19/07
Fulton County voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposed city of South Fulton on Tuesday, preventing the county from becoming the first in Georgia with every property inside a city. The decision means Fulton County commissioners will continue to decide local issues such as planning, parks, public works and public safety for an island of unincorporated land that sprawls over 62,000 acres and sweeps in about 45,000 people south of Atlanta all the way to Palmetto.
……. The vote saves Fulton County’s unincorporated services. Fulton once spent more than $100 million and had more than 1,000 employees providing services to unincorporated communities. But the 2005 vote to incorporate Sandy Springs started a parade of new cities — Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hill Country.