Dissolving Dunwoody Bad for Local Businesses

April 14, 2011  |  

(Neighbor Newspapers) — Among the many concerns related to the possible dissolution of Dunwoody and four other metro Atlanta cities is the economic impact such a move would bear.  The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus raised questions on the validity of the legislative process used to establish the new cities.  The lawsuit alleges creating the cities violated The Voting Acts Right of 1965.  Chairman of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce board Bill Grant said doing away with Dunwoody would be detrimental to the business community.  “To lose the city would have a significant negative impact,” said Grant.  “We today have a city government, both staff and elected, that take a very positive and supportive approach to business,” Grant said. “To revert to the former county’s lack of involvement with business or concern for the people would be tragic.”

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