Buckhead secession: Leader in ritzy Atlanta suburb says residents not getting what they ‘need and deserve’

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An elected official representing Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood said those living in the suburb, which is at the center of an ongoing secession effort, are not getting what they “need and deserve” and have been neglected by city government.

Leaders pushing for Buckhead to become its own entity have grown less outspoken in recent months than in 2021, when the effort made headlines amid news of bloodshed in the ritzy, tree-lined suburb. But “time is of the essence” for Buckhead, whether as an Atlanta neighborhood or its own city, Atlanta City Council Member Mary Norwood said. 

“The stats may have changed, but the psyche hasn’t changed.”

— Atlanta City Council Member Howard Shook, District 7

Norwood, who represents District 7, the western portion of Buckhead, described in an op-ed on InsiderAdvantage.com how she is “often asked: What is causing Buckhead residents to entertain the idea of forming their own city government, separate…

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