Tucker 2014 is a true grassroots effort founded by Tucker neighbors who believe in preserving the Tucker community. Citizens from neighborhoods all across Tucker looked at the changes happening around our community, and came together to carefully consider reasonable options. After months of analysis, discussion, and soul-searching, Tucker 2014 was created to support the path toward cityhood for Tucker.
The Tucker community’s enthusiasm for pursuing the idea was demonstrated loud and clear when $30,000 was raised in just over a month from local citizens to fund a state-required feasibility study. The study conducted by the prestigious Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University is complete and confirms that the city of Tucker is viable and sustainable.
Highlights of the study include:
- Annual revenue of approximately $16.6 million and annual expenses of approximately $13.3 million
- A surplus of approximately $3.3 million
- No property tax increase
- A balanced mix of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and public properties ensuring an equitable tax base
- An estimated ratio of approximately 7,000 citizens per city council member; more than 93% decrease in the current 100,000 plus citizens per County Commissioner
With the study being complete, Tucker 2014 is still working hard to enable the Tucker community to make an informed and intelligent decision on incorporation. Neighborhood informational meetings are being hosted, volunteer committees are hard at work, yard signs are being distributed, and legislative advocacy is underway. Ensuring that ALL Tucker citizens have access to information about cityhood, as well as a voice in the process, is the Tucker 2014 mission.
Educating the community and informing elected officials requires active voices and financial resources. Momentum across the Tucker community is off the charts right now, and it can only be sustained over the coming months with continued support from the Tucker community. Every dollar donated goes directly to supporting Tucker 2014 advocacy efforts such as community meetings, mailings, yard signs, polling, and representation for our community with the State Legislature. Every neighborhood meeting hosted ensures everyone has a chance to learn what cityhood means to them. And every email or call to a State legislator lets them know Tucker needs their leadership to gain approval with decision makers.
Tucker has a 121-year history of success. We believe legally and formally establishing the boundaries of Tucker is the logical next step to offer citizens local governance aimed at protecting our quality of life and preserving our investments. Tucker 2014 is your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives all working toward a defining moment for our community.
*U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of graduate programs placed the Andrew Young School of Policy 23rd among the top 166 schools in public affairs: 4th in public finance and budgeting, 12th in city management/urban policy, 12th in nonprofit management, 24th in public policy analysis, and 26th in public management administration.